Ha Long Bay set to get pair of giant luxury cruise ships

By Hoang Phong    February 22, 2022 | 10:19 pm PT
Ha Long Bay set to get pair of giant luxury cruise ships
An illustrator of La Siesta cruise vessel once completion. Photo courtesy of EHG Group
Work on a pair of six-star cruise vessels for sailing in Ha Long Bay began last week and are scheduled to be finished next year.

To be named La Siesta, they will have a length of 110 meters and 55 luxury cabins each, and will be the largest vessels in the bay when completed.

They will also have a helipad.

Doan Manh Linh of the Department of Tourism of Quang Ninh Province, home to Ha Long, said currently there are no vessels with a helipad.

Belonging to inland waterway freight transport company Viet Thuan Group and Elegance Hospitality Group, the owner of La Siesta hotels and resorts, the ships are touted to offer a new travel experience.

Since its recognition as a UNESCO world heritage in 1994, Ha Long Bay has found a spot on the global tourism map, with travel bloggers and filmmakers gushing over its emerald waters and towering limestone pillars topped by rainforests.

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