The Saigon Travel Service Company (Saigontourist) has received the high-end cruise ship Spirit of Adventure from England with 750 tourists and crew on a seven-day route including Halong, Hanoi, Danang, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City.
This is the first voyage of Spirit of Adventure to Vietnam in 2012.
In Halong, the tourists visited Halong Bay, Vung Vieng fishing village, and Yen Tu Pagoda to learn about the daily lives of local people. On the excursion to the capital Hanoi, the tourists were taken to Uncle Ho’s Mausoleum, One-pillar Pagoda, Hanoi Temple of Literature, and the Old Quarter. Back on board, the tourists continued their voyage to Danang to discover Phong Nam Village and Hoi An Ancient Town.
On February 28th, they will arrive in Nha Trang to visit the Oceanography Institute, Po Nagar Cham Tower and Long Son Pagoda, and experience the life of people in Vinh Ngoc Village.
The group will end their trip at Ho Chi Minh City and will visit Cu Chi and My Tho.
Ms Doan Thi Thanh Tra, Head of the Marketing Department of Saigontourist, said that in 2011 the company provided services for more than 115,000 maritime tourists, mainly from England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia, Japan and China on luxury cruise ships such as Costa Classica, Costa Romantica, SuperStar Virgo, SuperStar Aquarius, Princess Daphne, Amadea, Pacific Venus, Europa and Bremen.(Source: CPV)