Vietnam cruises

Cruising in Vietnam

Vietnam has fantastic mix of culture and stunning scenery with a fascinating history. Offering plenty of museums and galleries related to the Vietnam War, you can gain a sense of history from the Vietnamese perspective whilst embracing tradition within some of the bustling and exciting cities. The streets are alive with the fast pace of peoples' everyday lives with mopeds, cars and bicycles sharing the roads; it is definitely an unforgettable sight.

Ships will stop at Phu My for Ho Chi Minh, which is one of the most buzzing cities in Vietnam. The War Remnant Museum and Saigon’s own Notre Dame Cathedral provide fascinating insights into the country's past. The modern skyscrapers contrast with the traditional with the Mekong Delta floating market, a fantastic opportunity to see people about their daily food shopping, all with a modern skyline backdrop.

In contrast to the hustle and bustle of the cities, one of the most popular shore excursions and one of the eight wonders of the world, is Halong Bay from Chan May port. Halong Bay consists of beautiful rock formations and almost 2000 limestone islands that have emerged over thousands of years. A boat trip will navigate you through the islands alongside traditional floating fishing villages and outstanding scenery.

The white sands of China Beach and the Marble Mountains are some of the stunning sights to see when in Da Nang. The city was originally home to a major US airbase during the war, but now known for its beautiful scenery and friendly locals. There is also the iconic Dragon Bridge over the River Hàn which has a daily event where the giant dragon on the bridge breathes fire.

Vietnam offers some culinary delights and still uses traditional Asian cooking techniques and is also renowned for being some of the healthiest cuisine in Asia. There are authentic street food delights and a wide choice of restaurants serving up local delicacies which also cater for vegetarians, using local produce from the traditional food markets. Rice from the vast rice paddies just outside the cities features as a focal point in most dishes.

The weather in Vietnam is different in the north, central and south of the country, but most months experience both sunshine and rain. With the hottest months being March to June, depending where you are in the country as it varies from North to South.

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