The Saigon Travel Service Company (Saigontourist) on December 24 received 3,500 passengers and crew members on board luxury cruise ship Celebrity Millennium from the US.

The ship, which anchored at Hon Gai Port, Ha Long city, northeastern Quang Ninh province, brought tourists from the United States, Britain, Canada, and Australia to Vietnam on the eve of the Christmas Day.

They are on a five-day tour of exploring Vietnam’s famous sites, including Ha Long, Hanoi, Hue, Da Nang, Hoi An, Vung Tau and Ho Chi Minh Cit y.

The visit wrapped up a successful year of the Saigon-based travel company, which welcomed more than 180 international cruise liners with 220,000 tourists.-VNA