Thursday, January 24, 2008

Vietnam welcomes 1,900 person cruise ship

High-end cruise liner docked in southern coast
The Rhapsody liner with some 1,900 people on board berthed Monday at Phu My Port in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province on the southern coast.

The liner, which can hold up to 2,500 people, belongs to US-based Royal Caribbean International.

Royal Caribbean International has chosen Hanoi Toserco, a domestic travel company, as a partner to introduce cruise travel to local Vietnamese.

The agency arranged for representatives from some 30 domestic travel agencies to visit the Rhapsody during its brief dock.

The ship left Phu My Port Monday evening for Thailand, and then heads to Hong Kong, Shanghai, and the Republic of Korea before returning to Vietnam next month.

Reported by Mai Vong