The five-star cruise liner Celebrity Millennium of Malta on February 11 docked at the Chan May port in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, carrying over 2,100 foreign tourists and nearly 1,000 crew.

After docking, the holidaymakers joined tours to discover landscapes in the locality, enjoy special cuisines and experience shopping at the imperial capital city Hue, Hoi An ancient town, My Son holy land and the central coastal city of Da Nang.

According to the management board of the Chan May-Lang Co economic zone, it is expected to welcome about 34 international cruise ships carrying almost 40,000 tourists by the end of the year.

The 91,000-tonne vessel Celebrity Millennium has registered eight arrivals at the port.

In the last ten months of 2013, Vietnam received over 6.1 million overseas arrivals, up 10.4 percent against the same period last year.-VNA