Ha Long welcomes 2 super cruise ships and 3,400 visitors from Europe and America
Update: Nov 15, 2023
(TITC) - On 13th and 14th November 2023, the Ha Long International Cruise Port welcomes 2 luxury cruise ships respectively, carrying nearly 3,400 European and American tourists visiting Ha Long Bay and famous tourist destinations of Quang Ninh Province (North of Vietnam).

Celebrity Solstice cruise ship arrived at Halong International Cruise Port on 13th November (Photo: baoquangning.vn)

Accordingly, on 13th November, Celebrity Solstice Cruise (Malta nationality) docked at Ha Long International Cruise Port, bringing nearly 2,700 European and American visitors. After docking, tourists left the ship to join the journey to explore famous destinations such as Quang Ninh Museum, city tour to experience culture, cuisine and many other tourist attractions in Ha Long City.

Celebrity Solstice leaves Ha Long Bay on the afternoon of 14th November, ending the sea journey across Vietnam to return to Hong Kong. From now until the end of the year, this ship will continue to return to Ha Long 4 more times.

According to the schedule, another luxury international cruise ship named Regatta (Marshall Islands nationality) arrives at Ha Long International Cruise Port on the morning of 14th November, carrying 700 guests also from Europe and America. Ha Long is also the first discovery point in the cruise through Vietnam of tourists on the Regatta ship. After that, tourists will visit a number of other provinces and cities in Vietnam, before moving on to Cambodia, Thailand, and Singapore.

In the last 2 months of the year alone, there are 16 large tourist ships registered to dock at the Ha Long port.

Travel agencies welcome tourists preparing to visit Ha Long City (Photo: baoquangning.vn)

A representative of Ha Long International Cruise Port said, up to now, the number of ships registered to dock at the Port in 2024 has been nearly 60 with over 70,000 passengers. Passenger ships registered to dock in 2024 belong to many large and world-famous brands such as Mein Schiff 5 and 6, Celebrity Solstice, Noordam, MSC Splendida, Westerdam…

According to assessments of cruise tourism experts, Ha Long Bay is located on an important maritime traffic route in Asia, suitable for the route map connecting cruise tourism itineraries in the region and the world, especially close to China, where many international shipping lines bring cruise ships to operate. Ha Long is also the closest point to other North Asian markets such as Taiwan (China), Korea, Japan... so it has more conditions to attract international visitors in general and cruise passengers in particular.

Passengers leave the ship to visit Ha Long (Photo: baoquangning.vn)

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