Quantum of the Seas, a new US five-star cruise ship, docked in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province Wednesday for its nearly 6,000 passengers and crew to go on a day tour.
The 18-story vessel brought tourists from 59 countries, including the US, Australia, Japan, and Singapore, who went on a tour with Saigontourist around Vung Tau and neighboring Ho Chi Minh City before leaving at 6 p.m. for Hong Kong.
The ship is 347 meters long, nearly 170,000 metric tons and designed with more than 2,000 cabins for 4,905 passengers and 1,500 crew members.
A German builder delivered it to Royal Caribbean International last October and is currently the leading luxury cruise ship in the world.
It has an outdoor pool with a large video screen, a rock climbing wall, an observation tower, a casino, a skydiving simulator set in a vertical wind tunnel, a surf simulator, and a Broadway-style theater.
Saigontourist, Vietnam’s biggest tourism company, has brought onshore more than 122,500 cruise tourists this year.
Tourists from Quantum of the Seas take their visas before visiting Vung Tau and Ho Chi Minh City on June 17, 2015. Photos: Diep Duc Minh
Crew members of the ship put on Pirates of the Caribbean costumes for their passengers to take photos
The shopping mall inside the ship
Robots serve drinks.
The observation capsule
The outdoor swimming pool
One of six restaurants aboard.
A view of the ship