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Da Nang welcomes first international cruise ship after COVID-19 hiatus

by VNA09 October 2022 Last updated at 21:00 PM

French-flagged cruise ship Le Lape'rouse docks at Tien Sa port.
French-flagged cruise ship Le Lape'rouse docks at Tien Sa port.

French-flagged cruise ship Le Lape'rouse with over 200 foreign holidaymakers aboard docked at Tien Sa port on October 9, becoming the first of its kind to visit the central coastal city of Da Nang after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The passengers, mainly from Europe and the U.S., were presented with flowers and gifts by representatives of the municipal Department of Tourism at a welcome ceremony held at the port.

They are scheduled to visit tourist destinations in the city, and Hoi An ancient city in the neighbouring province of Quang Nam.

At the ceremony, Huynh Thi Huong Lan, deputy director of the municipal centre for tourism promotion, affirmed the city remains an attractive destination to international tourists.

The local authorities will work with relevant agencies to promote the development of maritime tourism in the time to come, she stressed.

Le Lape'rouse is on a journey to explore the coast and famous landmarks of Vietnam, lasting between 8 and 11 days. This is a new programme for Asia of the five-star cruise ship.

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