cruise tourism

Update news cruise tourism

Small ship itineraries along Ha Long Bay, the Red (Hong) River and the Lower Mekong River in Viet Nam were named among the top four best Southeast Asia cruises by the U.S. travel guidebook series Frommer’s.

Mein Schiff brings nearly 2,000 tourists from Europe to Quang Ninh

The Malta-flagged luxurious cruise ship Mein Schiff 5 docked at the Ha Long International Cruise Port in the northern province of Quang Ninh on March 6 with nearly 2,000 tourists on board.

Many cruise ships cancel trips to Nha Trang

In February, three cruise ships canceled trips to Nha Trang after travel companies found it difficult to organize tours to Nha Trang and the surrounding area.

Super-cruise ship docks at Vung Tau with 3,800 visitors

Saigontourist Travel Service Company welcomed the arrival of the Spectrum of the Seas of the United States’s Royal Caribbean on February 26 at Phu My Port in Ba Ria Vung Tau Province, with 3,500 foreign visitors.

UK paper introduces amazing river cruise routes to Vietnam

UK newspaper the Telegraph has revealed its list of the top 10 river cruises in Asia, with four routes passing through Vietnam.

Int’l cruise ships return to Vietnam post pandemic

Many cruise ships have begun carrying foreign passengers to Vietnam, particularly during the Lunar New Year holiday, or Tet, signaling the recovery of international tourism after more than two years of declining due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sea tourism and expectations for a 'made in Vietnam' fleet

The number of cruise tourists accounts for only 2-3% of the total number of international visitors to Vietnam.

Cruise ships set to bring thousands of foreign visitors to Vietnam

Four ships operated by Silversea Cruises are scheduled to carry thousands of international tourists around Asia, including Vietnam, this December.

HCM City targets international cruise tourists

Ho Chi Minh City has great potential to attract international cruise tourists as part of an effort to speed up tourism recovery post-pandemic, experts said.

Will we ever take cruise holidays again?

The cruise line industry faces a long journey back from the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus hits cruise tourism hard as ships suspend operations

The local tourism sector is under immense pressure as two major cruise lines, Princess Cruises and Viking, have stopped operating their cruise ships globally. Cruise ships have become coronavirus hotspots throughout the world.

Can Gio’s mangrove forests a haven for stressed-out travellers

Noted for its vast mangrove forests, pure air and wildlife sanctuaries, the coastal district of Can Gio and its Mangrove Biosphere Reserve is a perfect weekend break from the frenzied activity of the country's big cities.

Vietnam sees great opportunities in cruise tourism

The golden time for cruise tourism has arrived, with the number of cruises on the rise and more diverse travelers, from ultra-wealthy to middle class customers.

Better seaports and services key to cruise tourism in VN

 VietNamNet Bridge – Young UK tourist Sean Williams chose Vietnam for his first trip to Asia in November, and revelled in the country’s rich culture and cuisine.

VN cruise tourism yet to take off

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam should invest more in infrastructure, cruise terminal facilities as well as shore itineraries and develop unique tourism products to tap its cruise tourism potential.

HCM City loses out on cruise tourism without large ports

 VietNamNet Bridge – The HCM City tourism sector needs to provide better inputs to the Government and improve marketing and promotion to maximise the city’s tourism potential, 

Cruise tourism dogged by poor ports, rules

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam has huge potential for cruise tourism, but the sector is underdeveloped, with a lack of ports and services.

There’s nothing for cruise tourists to spend money on

Travel firms complain that cruise tourists don’t have the opportunities to spend money in Vietnam since there are very few points of sales serving the special travelers.

Cruise tourism grows well but still lags decade-ago number

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam welcomed nearly 285,600 international tourists by cruise ship last year, rising six times from 2010, but the figure is still lower than the industry’s peak a decade ago.