The Vietnamese port of Chan May welcomed a massive international vessel into her waters yesterday, with the Seven Seas Voyager docking in the area ahead of scheduled tourist trips inland.
Capable of housing 700 people in total, 600 passengers were on board before arriving in Vietnam’s Thua Thien-Hue province whereby trips to the ancient relics located in Hue and Hoi An cities have been planned, also incorporating free time to experience authentic Vietnamese cuisine and sample the culture of this fascinating country first hand.
Passengers who embark on holidays to Vietnam on the cruise are treated to luxurious conditions on board with cabins comprising spacious, open-plan marble designs with full bathtubs while guests can also choose from a range of four fine dining venues, individually overseen by Cordon Bleu professionals.
After guests sample the wonders of the Thua Thien-Hue province, the next location on the cruise ships schedule is the absorbing Ha Long Bay – a limestone karst landscape composing oddly shaped isles which appear mysteriously from the haze of the waters in which they emerge.
Ha Long Bay which is located in northern Vietnam is actually placed upon the illustrious list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and passengers don’t have to worry about entertaining themselves for the 300 or so miles they have to travel from point to point as daily enrichment can be fulfilled via the swimming pool, library or spa all located on deck.
Chairman of Chan May Port Company Limited, Nguyen Huu Tho expects as many as 33 international vessels to visit this particular region of Vietnam in 2013 with 38,000 passengers anticipated to boost the local tourism economy.