2 new tourism ships launched for Mekong tours

16 Aug 2012  619 | World Travel News

The Saigon Shipyard in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 7 Wednesday saw the launch of two newly-built deluxe tourism ships named Mekong Prestige and Cruiseco Adventurer.

The 68m-long ships, designed and supervised by the Dai Duong Phang Co Litd, are equipped with 32 luxury cabins capable of carrying 64 tourists.

The shipbuilder said the high-quality boats are designed with optimized fuel-consumption, noise-reduction and high-speed engines.

The ships are scheduled to begin taking tourists on river tours along the Mekong River crossing between Vietnam and Cambodia this October, the shipbuilder said.

In related news, a hydrofoil traveling from HCMC to the coastal city of Vung Tau Wednesday frightened its passengers after the vessel was flooded by water flowing through a broken glass window.

Fortunately the hydrofoil managed to dock at a nearby harbor, and there were no casualties.

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