The Saigon Tourist Travel Company welcomed 2,100 foreign passengers and crew members from Italy, Spain, the UK and Germany from aboard the five-star cruise ship Costa Victoria on November 14.
The tourists visited Ho Chi Minh City, the Cu Chi tunnels and My Tho City in Tien Giang Province, where they enjoyed water puppetry performances, shopped at Ben Thanh market, and tasted tropical fruits at local orchards.
The ship had cruised along the Vietnam coast for the last five days, from November 10 to November 14, with the foreign visitors seeing the sites of Ha Long Bay, Da Nang City, the Champa relics at the My Son sanctuary, the imperial capital of Hue and Hoi An ancient town.
They continued onto their final destination in Ho Chi Minh City with the Costa Victoria finishing its five-day tour of Vietnam.
The ship plans to return to Vietnam on January 7, 2013 and follow the Halong-Da Nang-Ho Chi Minh City route.
The Costa Victoria has a capacity to carry a maximum of 2,394 passengers and 790 crew members. It is a floating luxury resort with five restaurants, ten bars, and three swimming pools, as well as inhouse entertainment and large shopping areas.
On this occasion Saigon Tourist informed that in the first ten months of the year, the company has received passengers and crew of many international cruise ships, including the Costa Classica, SuperStar Aquarius, Voyages of Discovery, Columbus, Spirit of Adventure, Europa, Saga Ruby and Princess Danae.