Princess Cruises Increases Capacity in Vietnam

By ,   February 15, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

Princess Cruises increased its capacity in Vietnam as the Southeast Asian nation is becoming more popular amongst international and local tourists.

The cruise line is increasing the number of cruise passengers it will take to Vietnam by 40% in 2018, compared to 2017 figures.

Last year, Princess carried more than 58,000 passengers on 22 cruises to Vietnam including visits to Phu My, Da Nang, Cai Lan and Nha Trang.

Phu My port, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

Image: Port of Phu My (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

In 2018, Princess Cruises will be sending Coral Princess, Diamond Princess, Golden Princess, Majestic Princess, Sapphire Princess, and Sun Princess. The liners will be deployed for 31 sailings and will bring around 80,000 passengers to Vietnam.

In 2016, CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) figures showed that a total of 4,100 Vietnamese cruised – a 126% jump from 2012 numbers.

The country received over 460 visits across all ports from various cruise lines, making it the 4th popular cruise destination in Asia.