Over 40 int’l cruise ships to bring tourists to Nha Trang in 2024

February 19, 2024 - 18:09
43 international cruise ships have chosen Nha Trang Bay in the south-central province of Khánh Hòa to dock.
Seven Seas Explorer cruiser docks in Nha Trang Bay. - VNA/VNS Photo

KHÁNH HÒA – As many as 43 international cruise ships have chosen Nha Trang Bay in the south-central province of Khánh Hòa to dock, bringing tourists to the resort city of Nha Trang, according to the provincial Department of Tourism.

The ships are luxurious cruise liners, from the Bahamas, Malta, the Marshall Islands, Ukraine, France and Italy, among others. Many of them are capable of serving thousands of passengers at the same time, such behemoth vessels named Spectrum of the Seas and Quantum of the Seas.

The department said the province has welcomed 10 cruise ships so far this year with more than 20,750 aboard. Last year, it served 23 cruise ships carrying over 45,000 holidaymakers.

According to Nguyễn Thị Lê Thanh, director of the department, the number of tourists to Khánh Hòa is expected to reach nine million this year, of them three million international. Revenue projection for the sector is set at over VNĐ40 trillion ($1.6 billion).

In 2023, the locality welcomed over seven million visitors, and earned some VNĐ33 trillion from tourism. - VNA/VNS