With famous tourism destinations like Nha Trang, Ha Long and Phu Quoc easing Covid-19 restrictions and resuming tourist activities, these are six recommendations for a luxury cruise vacation.
The five star Indochine cruise takes visitors to explore the natural beauty of Ha Long Bay in northern Quang Ninh Province and Lan Ha Bay in Hai Phong city south of Ha Long.
Visitors can admire the world-famous bay with its thousands of limestone karst jutting out of the emerald green waters, kayaking to explore natural caves, enjoy a five-star dinner at sea, or fish for octopus at night.
The cruise resumed in October and welcomed fully vaccinated tourists.
The 43 stylish cabins in four options range from a 32 square meter junior suite to an 80 square meter presidential suite. The ship also has two restaurants, a lounge, a jacuzzi plunge pool, a spa and a sky bar.
A tour package for two days and one night starts at VND2.59 million ($ 115).
Heritage Cruises Binh Chuan Cat Ba features an Indochinese-style ship inspired by Binh Chuan, a ship owned by Bach Thai Buoi, a famous businessman known as the “King of Cruise Ships” in the 20th century.
75 meters long and 13 meters wide, the ship is divided into three floors and 20 suites. All cabins have their own balcony and allow tourists to lie on the bed and look straight out over the bay. It has two indoor and outdoor restaurants and lounges.
A tour package for two days and one night starts at VND 3.25 million ($ 143.36).
Paradise cruise is one of the most famous cruise lines in Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay and is praised by international travel magazines.
Quang Ninh authorities plan to open the Tuan Chau international tourist area and Yen Tu tourist attraction to domestic tourists next month.
The province is hoping for two million visitors in the fourth quarter.
The Premium Suite, the most luxurious cabin on the Paradise Peak cruise ship.
The cruise takes visitors to Sung Sot Cave, kayak to a pearl farm, the tip of Titop Island, the fishing village of Viet Hai, and Lan Ha Bay to watch the sunset.
A two-day, one-night package starts at VND 1.99 million ($ 87.28).
ambassador is a six-star ship in Halong Bay. The 13 meter high, white painted ship has 46 cabins of 30-90 square meters, each with a sunny balcony.
It also has an outdoor pool and a glass bridge at the bow.
There are three cruise options, including an overnight hotel stay. Prices start at VND3.49 million ($ 153.30) and include a seafood party.
Kaiser cruises in Nha Trang Bay in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa was inspired by the luxurious lifestyle of King Bao Dai, the last ruler of the Nguyen Dynasty, the last ruling royal family of Vietnam. Its design is reminiscent of the 1930s.
The Khanh Hoa authorities have reopened tourism within the province, allowing tourist facilities and restaurants to serve visitors from the province.
It offers a tour of Nha Trang Bay and a cocktail party to watch the sun set over one of the most beautiful bays in the world. Visitors can also explore wildlife, dive, swim, and row coracles and kayaks.
A tour costs around VND 1.2 million.
Catamaran Sarita Phu Quoc is the first sailing catamaran on Phu Quoc Island and has a French influenced design.
It has four cabins, a lounge area and a galley and is ideal for a getaway with family or friends.
Phu Quoc resumed tourism activities in early October and plans to welcome fully vaccinated foreign tourists as part of a test vaccination passport program starting next month.
The cruise takes visitors to the southern island of Phu Quoc and serves a seafood lunch. Visitors can also swim, kayak, dive to see coral reefs, and visit Dam Islet.
A tour package starts at VND 2.35 million ($ 103.72).
Courtesy photos of the cruises