Emperor Cruises to sail Vietnam coastline

Traditional junk boat to also start daylong cruises

Luxury travel company Huong Hai Ha Long, which launched new brand Emperor Cruises last month, says it will start its first cruises along Vietnam’s scenic Nha Trang coastline by mid-2015.

Emperor Cruises operates a fleet comprising five 32-pax small cruise boats in the Nha Trang vicinity. A traditional junk boat will also start offering day cruises inclusive of cocktails and dinner, as well as charters, from February.

From June, overnight luxury cruises will be launched on the first of Emperor Cruises’ five ships, accommodating 36 people in 18 ensuite cabins. Emperor Cruises eventually aims to own a fleet of 10 boats and carry between 300 and 500 passengers a day.

Nha Trang is renowned for its scenic landscapes, clear waters and lush islets, and is steadily gaining tourist arrivals with international brands such as Marriott and Hyatt coming soon to the area.

According to the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism in Khanh Hoa Province, over three million tourists visited Nha Trang and its surrounding attractions in 2013, an increase of 29% compared to 2012.

TTG Asia

[photo courtesy Emperor Cruises]

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