A massive American cruise ship arrived at the southern coast of Vietnam on Monday, carrying over 5,700 people including crew and passengers.
Spectrum of the Seas docked at Phu My Port in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province in the morning, with most aboard from the UK, Australia, the U.S., and China.
The cruise ship, which belongs to cruise line brand Royal Caribbean Cruises and can carry up to 6,500 people at a time, was scheduled to stay in Ba Ria-Vung Tau for one day before leaving for Nha Trang, a resort city in south-central Vietnam.
Considered one of the most modern liners now, Spectrum of the Seas is 347 meters long, 63 meters tall with 18 floors, and has a load capacity of around 170,000 metric tons.
|Mammoth cruise liner Spectrum of the Seas docks at Phu My Port in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, southern Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre|
During the cruise, which lasts for nine days starting in Singapore and ending in Shanghai on June 3, the vessel will stop over in several touristic destinations of Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh City-based travel agency Saigontourist, which welcomed the cruise passengers, said the visitors are going to explore many places in Ho Chi Minh City, Ba Ria City, and Vung Tau coastal city.
In the middle of May 2019, a cruise ship owned by Genting Cruise Lines Company also docked at Tien Sa Port in central city Da Nang, carrying 3,300 visitors to the country.
The company had to prepare over 70 buses just to welcome the great number of visitors because almost 70 percent of the visitors purchased travel tours to explore beautiful sights in Vietnam.
|Cruise passengers are seen in this photo beside a tour guide in a uniform at Phu My Port in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, southern Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre|
|Passengers of the cruise liner wave from a bus taking them on a day tour in Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre|