HCMC welcomes first cruise ship after COVID-19 pandemic

Monday, 03/10/2022 14:45
A ceremony was held by the Saigon Port Joint Stock Company in collaboration with the Department of Tourism of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) on October 2 to welcome the luxury cruise ship Le Lapérouse of Ponant (France), bringing its first 100 tourists to the city since its last visit to the city in mid-November 2019.
HCMC welcomes welcome the luxury cruise ship Le Lapérouse of Ponant (France)
(Photo: nld.com.vn)

Captain Ludovic Provost expressed thanks for the respectful reception of the HCMC tourism industry, saying that it was his first time coming to HCMC Vietnam, while the Le Lapérouse cruise ship had been there in mid-November 2019.

According to the Captain, after leaving HCMC, the cruise ship would continue to visit some other destinations, such as Nha Trang, Quy Nhon, Da Nang, Hue, Quang Binh, and Ha Long.

During its three-day stay in HCMC, the delegation will visit some famous destinations in the city center, such as Reunification Hall, Notre Dame Cathedral, and HCMC Post Office, and enjoy night food on the Saigon River.

This was the first cruise tourist group to come to HCMC since the tourism industry officially opened to international visitors after the COVID-19 pandemic in March this year.

Le Lapérouse cruise ship is 132m long, 18m wide, and 28m high. It was put into use in 2018 to serve in the high-end segment with a maximum of only 184 guests per voyage./.