Saigontourist Travel Service Co provided on-shore services to around 2,000 passengers, mainly from Italy , Spain , and the UK , who arrived on board the five-star cruise ship Costa Classica at HCM City 's Navi Oil Port , on Jan. 12.

After a sightseeing tour of the city, the tourists enjoyed a water puppetry show, went shopping at Ben Thanh Market, and visited the Cu Chi Tunnels and the Mekong city of My Tho .

During its six-day tour of Vietnam , Costa Classica will also drop anchor in the central cities of Nha Trang on Jan. 14, Da Nang on the next day, and Ha Long on Jan. 17.

Saigontourist provided these services to over 115,000 cruise tourists last year, a 10 percent year-on-year increase./.