01 Jul, 2019
Cruises to Vietnam – Vietnam Ports-of-call
Located along the beautiful route of International Sea Cruise lines and most of the beautiful major cities of Vietnam located by the sea or river. Vietnam became the great stop for visitor Worldwide.
Visitors love the beautiful cuisine, the history of over 4 thousand of years and interesting culture. All of that make the Visit to Vietnam become of the most interesting travel experience.
The ports of call in Vietnam has been improving a lot to welcome International cruise ships. We listed here the cruise that often visit Vietnam:
|MS Europa I,|
|Ovation of the Seas|
|Volendam (Holland American);|
|Voyager of the Seas,|
It depends on the Schedule of each Cruise Ship, they may stop at one or some port bellows:
– Phu My Port (in Vietnamese is Phú Mỹ which is 70km from HCM City)
– Nha Trang Port (located by Nha Trang City)
– Chan May Port (Chân Mây in Vietnamese) port – 72 km to Hoi An, 50 km to Danang, 65km to Hue Citadel.
– Halong International Port ( right a the famous Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay & Bai Tu Long Bay, 10 minutes’ drive to Halong City and 2 hour drive to Hanoi capital city)
Before Cruise ship dock at Cai Lan Seaport but from 2018, Quang Ninh province launched the Halong International Passenger Terminal, Vietnam’s first specialized terminal built by a private company to serve international visitors, is expected to attract affluent visitors to the heritage city, further spurring local tourism development. This new port is closer than the former Cai Lan port.
Recommended excursions at each Vietnam port of call
A – From Phu My port, you may choose to take the day trip to HCM City, You could also choose the visit Vung Tau city or Visit to Cu Chi tunnels.
B – From Nha Trang, you have 4 options of excursion:
– Island Tour by small boat.
– City Tour (Ponaga Temple, Stone Church, Buddhist Temple Shopping and beach relax
– Just shopping and beach relax right at the downtown of city
– Mud shower and countryside tour.
C – From Chan May:
You could choose to take the excursion to Danang & Hoian ancient town or take a day trip to visit Hue, the Citadel of Vietnam from 18th century till 1945.
D – From Port of Halong Bay:
Mystical and magical, Halong Bay — comprised of more than 1,969 uninhabited islands and rock formations — is one of Asia’s great natural wonders. Vietnamese legend has it that the archipelago came into being when a dragon fell to earth; Ha Long Bay, loosely translated, means the Bay of the Descending Dragon. Situated in the Gulf of Tonkin, Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pack your cameras and get up early as the scenery starts several hours before your ship docks, and witnessing fishing boats among the rocks at sunrise is a moment not to be missed.
Cruise passengers have two main choices of what to do in Halong Bay. You can either explore the bay on a “junk” cruise of varying duration or make the trek to Hanoi, a three-hour drive each way. Some ships dock for more than one day, allowing you to stay in Hanoi one night or take an overnight cruise. Even if your ship doesn’t do this, your port stop will be at least 12 hours to allow people enough time for longer excursions.
Halong Bay City itself is on a growth spurt. Construction cranes dot the port (known as Bai Chay), luxury hotels and resorts are on tap and the government is looking to build a beach to entice more tourism. Residents are very proud of the Bai Chay Bridge, a 3,629-foot cable-stayed bridge that changes color at night; it’s a pretty sight at nighttime sail-away.
Most cruise ships tender to the port area. Near the pier, it’s a 15-minute walk or so to shops, tourist markets and cafes.
Vietnam Travel also provides Pre & Post tours to Passenger of these cruise ships to Vietnam. Please contact our travel consultant for further support, detail itineraries and the best offers.