HÀ NỘI - Chân Mây port in the central province of Thừa Thiên-Huế expects to receive 49 cruise ships and 113,000 tourists in 2017.
Last year, the port welcomed 36 ships with 87,000 visitors on board, an increase of 8,500 compared with 2015.
Chân Mây port is located between the two largest cities in the central region, Huế and Đà Nẵng. The port also lies on the main sea route linking Singapore, the Philippines, Hong Kong (China) and Việt Nam.
It is among 46 seaports in Southeast Asia selected by the Asia Cruise Association as a stopover for cruise ships.
Following a recent upgrade of the wharf, the port can now accommodate 30,000 DWT vessels and cruise ships carrying 3,000-4,000 passengers each. -VNS