More cruise ships bring sea passengers to Vietnam
Sea passengers to Vietnam, inbound numbers of cruise ship tourists to Vietnam are booming as the country is being added to luxury tour itineraries at a frenetic rate.
Ho Chi Minh City-based tourism company, Saigontourist, said it would receive 8,050 tourists on the luxury cruse ships of the Costa Allegra, SuperStar Virgo and SuperStar Aquarius between June 4 and 19.
On June 4 alone, the State-owned tour operator welcomed more than 520 foreign visitors, mostly German nationals from the Malaysian liner, Star Cruise, at Nha Trang Vietnam. The central coastal provincial port exemplifies the surge in cruise ships touring the eastern coast of the country, as 8,500 foreign passengers have piled off liners and into the town so far this year.
Sea passengers to Vietnam, head of Saigontourist’s Sea Tourism Department Le Quang Thang said that he expected another 4,000 passengers from Super Star Virgo on June 5 and 2,800 Australian and Singaporean tourists from SuperStar Aquarius on June 16.
Sea passengers to Vietnam, the Italian cruise liner, Costa Allegra has also committed to tour Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam and Da Nang city every 10 days as of November this year.
Saigontourist received 51,769 foreign tourists in the first five months of the year, with the number of sea passengers surging by 300 percent over last year.