Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

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Saigon cruise port

Region
Asia

Local Time
23:51 23 Mar 2019

Coordinates
10.35093 N, 106.87355 E

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Saigon (officially Ho Chi Minh City / abbrev HCMC) is Vietnam's capital and largest city, with population around 8,5 million (metro over 13,5 million). The metro area consists of Ho Chi Minh City metro plus all surrounding towns. The name Saigon is widely used by locals and refers to city's downtown district 1.

Ocean-going ships to Saigon dock at Port Phu My (aka Tan Cang Cai Mep). The seaport is located approx 80 ml (130 km) or at around 1,5 hours drive distance from the city, connected via modern highway inaugurated in 2014. Phu My is a large cargo port without tourist attractions in its vicinity. Cruise ships dock at port's containership terminal. Shuttle bus service to Saigon and also to Ba Ria (approx 16 km / 10 ml to southeast) is provided. From Ba Ria, passengers can access Vung Tau (beach resort city). The best way to get to Ho Chi Minh City is via the cruise ship company or private travel arrangements.

Port Phu My (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) cruise port

Ho Chi Minh City also has two river ports where cruise ships are usually berthed. Port Saigon is approx 2 km (1,2 ml) from downtown. The other port (Hiep Phuoc) is approx 16 km (10 ml) from downtown. Their GPS coordinates are - Port Saigon (Latitude 10.492100, Longitude 106.451440) and Port Hiep Phuoc (1038N / 10645E). Saigon's river cruise port information was contributed by Mr Truong Hoang - operation manager of A&K Vietnam Travel Co Ltd (subsidiary of "Abercrombie & Kent" - US-based luxury travel agency).

Once known as Prey Nokor, the city was an important Khmer seaport prior to the 17th century annexation by Vietnam. Named Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City served as the capital of France's Cochinchina colony and later of the independent South Vietnam Republic (1955–1975). On July 2, 1976, Saigon merged with the surrounding Gia Dinh Province and was renamed after revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969).

In 2007, approximately 4,3 million tourists visited Vietnam, of which 70% (3 million) visited Ho Chi Minh City. Most tourist sites are in District 1, and a short distance from each other. The most prominent buildings in downtown are City Hall, Reunification Palace, Municipal Theatre (Opera House), State Bank Office, City Post Office, City People's Court, Notre-Dame Cathedral. City's historic hotels include Hotel Majestic (from Vietnam's French colonial era) and Rex & Caravelle hotels (fka hangouts for US officers in the 1960s-1970s). The most famous museums are Ho Chi Minh City Museum, Revolutionary Museum, Vietnamese History Museum, Museum of South-Eastern Armed Forces, War Remnants Museum, Fine Art Museum, Southern Women Museum, Nha Rong Memorial House, Ben Duoc Relic of Underground Tunnels. Cu Chi tunnels are north-west of the city. Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens were opened in 1865. Also inside the city are located Dam Sen Park, Suoi Tien Amusement Park and Can Gio's Eco Beach Resort.

Saigon cruise terminal

Ocean-going cruise ships to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) dock at Port Phu My. Tourist riverboats dock in downtown Saigon.

Phu My (pronunced "Foo Me") is Saigon's cargo port where cruise liners dock at its container terminal. A bus shuttle is provided to Ba Ria (approx 10 ml / 16 km to southeast), from where cruise tourists can travel to Vung Tau. The best way to get to Ho Chi Minh City from Port Phu My is either via cruise line's organized shore excursions or private tours. Taxis wait outside Port Phu My.

Local tour companies require passport details in advance to arrange seaport passes. Local tour companies picking up cruise tourists at the port also collect the port fees. The alternative is to walk outside Port Phu My and take a taxi.

In Vietnam, tour guides require passport details in advance in order to arrange your port passes. The permit to pick travelers up at the port is compulsory to the company in case tourists want to be legal and safe. Expect to pay USD 25-30 per person for port fees, even though "unofficial" fees may be less.

Saigon tours, shore excursions, hotels

City Tours and Shore Excursions

Cu Chi Tunnels

Port Saigon cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
28 February, 2019
Thursday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Shadow08:0014:00
28 March, 2019
Thursday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Muse
28 March, 2019
Thursday
CroisiEurope Cruises cruise lineRV Indochine
28 March, 2019
Thursday
Avalon Waterways Cruises cruise lineAvalon Saigon
28 March, 2019
Thursday
Cruise and Maritime Voyages Cruises cruise lineCMV Columbus06:0023:00
1 March, 2019
Friday
Scenic Cruises Cruises cruise lineScenic Spirit
2 March, 2019
Saturday
Scenic Cruises Cruises cruise lineScenic Spirit
2 March, 2019
Saturday
CroisiEurope Cruises cruise lineRV Toum Tiou II
3 March, 2019
Sunday
CroisiEurope Cruises cruise lineRV Toum Tiou II
4 March, 2019
Monday
CroisiEurope Cruises cruise lineRV Toum Tiou II
4 March, 2019
Monday
River Cruises Cruises cruise lineRV Tonle Pandaw
4 March, 2019
Monday
Avalon Waterways Cruises cruise lineAvalon Saigon
4 March, 2019
Monday
Avalon Waterways Cruises cruise lineAvalon Siem Reap
4 March, 2019
Monday
AmaWaterways Cruises cruise lineAmaDara
5 March, 2019
Tuesday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Maasdam06:0018:00
5 March, 2019
Tuesday
Regent Seven Seas Cruises cruise lineSeven Seas Mariner08:0016:00
6 March, 2019
Wednesday
TUI Cruises Cruises cruise lineMein Schiff 306:0019:00
7 March, 2019
Thursday
Avalon Waterways Cruises cruise lineAvalon Saigon
7 March, 2019
Thursday
AmaWaterways Cruises cruise lineAmaLotus
8 March, 2019
Friday
Seabourn Cruises cruise lineSeabourn Ovation09:00
8 March, 2019
Friday
Cunard Cruises cruise lineQueen Mary 209:0021:00
9 March, 2019
Saturday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Millennium08:0020:00
9 March, 2019
Saturday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAvita08:0019:00
10 March, 2019
Sunday
Uniworld Cruises cruise lineRV Mekong Navigator
10 March, 2019
Sunday
River Cruises Cruises cruise lineRV Mekong Pandaw
10 March, 2019
Sunday
Lindblad Expeditions Cruises cruise lineRV Jahan
11 March, 2019
Monday
Scenic Cruises Cruises cruise lineScenic Spirit
11 March, 2019
Monday
Avalon Waterways Cruises cruise lineAvalon Saigon
11 March, 2019
Monday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Jewel07:0021:00
11 March, 2019
Monday
Marella Cruises Cruises cruise lineMarella Discovery07:0018:00
12 March, 2019
Tuesday
Scenic Cruises Cruises cruise lineScenic Spirit
12 March, 2019
Tuesday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Shadow08:0014:00
12 March, 2019
Tuesday
Regent Seven Seas Cruises cruise lineSeven Seas Navigator13:0016:00
13 March, 2019
Wednesday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Mekong
14 March, 2019
Thursday
Avalon Waterways Cruises cruise lineAvalon Saigon
15 March, 2019
Friday
Cunard Cruises cruise lineQueen Victoria07:0017:00
15 March, 2019
Friday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Whisper08:0014:00
16 March, 2019
Saturday
CroisiEurope Cruises cruise lineRV Toum Tiou II
17 March, 2019
Sunday
CroisiEurope Cruises cruise lineRV Toum Tiou II
18 March, 2019
Monday
CroisiEurope Cruises cruise lineRV Toum Tiou II
18 March, 2019
Monday
Avalon Waterways Cruises cruise lineAvalon Saigon
18 March, 2019
Monday
Avalon Waterways Cruises cruise lineAvalon Siem Reap
18 March, 2019
Monday
AmaWaterways Cruises cruise lineAmaDara
19 March, 2019
Tuesday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineSun Princess07:0018:00
21 March, 2019
Thursday
Avalon Waterways Cruises cruise lineAvalon Saigon
21 March, 2019
Thursday
AmaWaterways Cruises cruise lineAmaLotus
21 March, 2019
Thursday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAbella08:0020:00
22 March, 2019
Friday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Jewel07:0018:00
24 March, 2019
Sunday
River Cruises Cruises cruise lineRV Mekong Pandaw
24 March, 2019
Sunday
Lindblad Expeditions Cruises cruise lineRV Jahan
24 March, 2019
Sunday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineVoyager Of The Seas06:0018:00
24 March, 2019
Sunday
TUI Cruises Cruises cruise lineMein Schiff 306:0019:00
25 March, 2019
Monday
Avalon Waterways Cruises cruise lineAvalon Siem Reap
25 March, 2019
Monday
CroisiEurope Cruises cruise lineRV Indochine
25 March, 2019
Monday
Avalon Waterways Cruises cruise lineAvalon Saigon
25 March, 2019
Monday
Marella Cruises Cruises cruise lineMarella Discovery07:0018:00
26 March, 2019
Tuesday
Scenic Cruises Cruises cruise lineScenic Spirit
26 March, 2019
Tuesday
CroisiEurope Cruises cruise lineRV Indochine
27 March, 2019
Wednesday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Mekong
27 March, 2019
Wednesday
CroisiEurope Cruises cruise lineRV Indochine
27 March, 2019
Wednesday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Muse12:0016:00
30 March, 2019
Saturday
CroisiEurope Cruises cruise lineRV Toum Tiou II
31 March, 2019
Sunday
CroisiEurope Cruises cruise lineRV Toum Tiou II01:00
31 March, 2019
Sunday
Azamara Cruises Cruises cruise lineAzamara Quest

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