The Ha Long International Passenger Harbor
Specifically, the harbor welcomed Celebrity Millennium and World Dream cruise ships bringing 5,793 passengers in December 2018. It also received Norwegian Jewel and Mein Schiff 3 cruise ships with 4,810 passengers on March 18th. These are among five-star international ships serving high-end passengers.
Currently, the harbor is completing construction of its inland port area. Once in operation, it will become the first specialized international passenger port in Vietnam capable of accommodating both domestic and international tourists.
In the near future, the port will provide a full range of utility services to serve the needs of travelers such as 24-hour convenience store and takeaway drinks, Tour Agent counter, money exchange services, and souvenir shops. Notably, the system of duty free stores with high-end products like wine, cosmetics, and jewelry will be put into operation.
The harbor officially operated in the end of 2018. The VND1.1 trillion-project is designed to accommodate ships of up to 225,000 DWT, with a total capacity of 8,460 people (including passengers and crew), and capability to serve two ships at the same time./.