Besides the Costa Classica cruise ship, Costa Crociere S.p.A. this year plans to send one more luxury vessel named Costa Victoria to bring international visitors to the country.
Saigontourist Travel Service Company, the local tourism agent of the Italia-based ship operator, revealed Costa Victoria would make the first trip to Viet Nam in May on the route Ho Chi Minh City-Da Nang-Ha Long and vice versa.
Costa Crociere S.p.A said on its website that the new vessel has up to 964 cabins, five restaurants, ten bars, a two-storey theater, a casino alongside many other entertainment services.
Costa Classica cruise ship carried about 2,500 passengers and sailors dropped anchor at Ha Long on February 1. The passengers went to Ha Long Bay, Long Tien and Yen Tu pagodas, Hon Gai Market and enjoyed multiple artistic shows for the one-day visit only.
According to Saigontourist, Costa Classica in the first two months of the year will drop by Viet Nam up to six times. The local tour operator last year welcomed over 115,000 tourists from several countries like Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Japan on large cruise ships such as Costa Classica, SuperStar Virgo, SuperStar Aquarius or Princess Daphne.