Some 900 passengers and crew who came aboard the British luxury cruise ship Voyages of Discovery are on an eight-day visit of Vietnam beginning Dec. 23.

During the ship's maiden call to HCM City , they will go on a sightseeing tour of the city and visit My Tho and Can Tho cities and the Cai Rang Floating Market (in Can Tho) before leaving on Dec. 25.

The ship will then sail to Nha Trang on Dec. 26 and Da Nang on Dec. 27.

Saigontourist Travel Service Co will organise city tours of Hanoi and Ha Long Bay during the vessel's visit to Ha Long.

It leaves for Hong Kong on Dec. 30.

Saigontourist said it has served over 115,000 cruise tourists from the UK, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, China, and other countries this year./.