Nha Trang is on the verge of a boom
Emperor Cruises (www.emperorcruises.com) starts day cruises with overnight trips to come, in anticipation of an influx of luxury holidaymakers to the coastal city of Nha Trang. Nha Trang is seeing a positive development in its tourism infrastructure and a growing array of attractions, such as the Vinpearl Golf Club, first ever luxury cruises, up-market international-chain hotels and luxurious resorts.
“Emperor Cruises plans to bring tourists to the bay to gaze at the sunset, sip on cocktails, and enjoy romantic dinners while cruising on one of the 29 most beautiful bays in the world,” said Mr. Allister Esguerra from Emperor Cruises Nha Trang. “The first cruise was a success and marks an important milestone not only for the company but also for Nha Trang’s tourism industry.” Guests can also enjoy a set seafood dinner with unlimited wine and romantic music, while taking in the stunning views of Nha Trang Bay.
Emperor Cruises has launched the first five-star all-inclusive cruise on Nha Trang Bay and plans to begin overnight cruises on the bay by the end of the year, with eight all-inclusive suites, butlers on board, and limousine services to and from the port, followed by 18 suites next year.
According to Luxury Travel Ltd (www.luxurytravelvietnam.com), the first luxury tour operator in Vietnam, has office in Nha Trang, more and more holidaymakers are choosing Nha Trang as their holiday destination over Bali or Phuket, with it being voted as having one of the world’s 29 most beautiful
The coastal city of Nha Trang, in Khanh Hoa Province in Central Vietnam, lies on the trans-Vietnam highway, 1,278km from Hanoi and 448km from Ho Chi Minh City and is a gateway to the former French retreat of Dalat, in the Central Highlands, just 2 hours away by car. The city can be reached from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City by air to Cam Ranh airport, 30km from town, or by train from Danang or Ho Chi Minh City.
Khanh Hoa Province has three famous bays: Nha Trang Bay is a premier beach resort with a long sandy beach and many bars, restaurants and dive shops along Tran Phu Boulevard, with many offshore islands ideal for snorkeling and diving; Van Phong has a long white-sand beach and lagoons and a deep seaport for industry; and Cam Ranh is an off-limits naval base.
For many years NhaTrang has been a popular holiday destination for Vietnamese and international travelers, with its 7km of white-sand beach overlooking the bay, perfect for swimming in its quiet, calm waters and taking day trips out to the islands and now the world’s best beaches welcome luxury Emperor cruises for high-end holidaymakers.
Nha Trang experiences sun year round, with an average temperature of 23°C due to mild northern winds. The rainfall is less than anywhere else in the country and the area is rarely threatened by storms as it is protected by the Truong Son Mountains and Ca Pass.
Pham Ha, Founder and CEO of Luxury Travel, said: “Luxury tourism in Nha Trang is going to boom. Our business (in Nha Trang) has increased by 60 per cent for domestic tourism and 25 per cent for international travelers, and much of that has to do with the modern airport terminal and improving domestic and international air links to the central coast of Vietnam.” “We have just won several new accounts. Currently, there are very few tour companies in Vietnam who have their own offices in Nha Trang, many just sub-contracting to local tour operators,” Mr Pham Ha said.”
With Cam Ranh International Airport, more direct flights and the completion of many new luxury resorts, including the Intercontinental, Best Western Premier, and Amanoi, Emperor Cruises is fit for an Emperor to unlock the treasures of sea, island and beaches in the area. Nha Trang is ready to welcome the increase in high-end holidaymakers.
“We spent a lot of time, effort and dedication to bring a tourism product to Nha Trang that’s classy and different,” CEO of Emperor Cruises, Mr. Bui Duc Long, said proudly. “We carefully planned and utilized the lounge area, which was inspired by the living space of Emperor Bao Dai, from the paintings on the wall and the furniture to the background music. Our fleet includes two unique itineraries:the Nha Trang Discovery Cruises and the Sunset Cocktail and Dinner Cruises. We guarantee departure everyday, no matter what the number of passengers are.”
It takes 40 minutes along the coastal road from Cam Ranh International Airport to reach downtown Nha Trang and another 15 minutes to reach the port, where your Emperor Cruise begins. Destinations on its Day Cruises include a visit to Hon Mieu, snorkeling and diving at Hon Mun, cruising around Hon Mot and Hon Tam, and dropping in at Dam Bay for lunch, before continuing on to Tru Beach for trekking, beach activities, and kayaking. The cruise ends with views of the Bao Dai villas, which is nestled on a small headland near the city.
Emperor Cruises’ purpose is to bring your customers to Experience Every Moment with us by being treated as kings and queens, indulging in services such as music, fine arts, architecture, culture, cuisines, history, and outdoor activities where everything is all included.