Mein Schiff 5 ship docks in Quang Ninh province on March 6. (Photo: baoquangninh.vn)

The visitors are scheduled to explore a number of tourist attractions in the locality, including Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO-recognized World Natural Heritage Site, as well as the local culture and cuisine in Ha Long city before leaving the province for Hong Kong (China) in the evening of the same day.

This is the second and the biggest cruise ship having arrived in Quang Ninh since the beginning of this year.

Earlier on January 22, or the first day of the Year of the Cat, Silver Spirit cruise ship also carried 500 tourists to Ha Long. The city is about to welcome at least four other foreign ships with thousands of visitors in March.

Mein Schiff 5 ship carries nearly 2,000 European visitors to Quang Ninh. (Photo: baoquangninh.vn)

In the first two months of 2023, Quang Ninh received 3.35 million visitors, doubling the number recorded in the same time last year, including 157,000 foreigners. The province earned over 6.5 trillion VND (274.66 million USD) from tourism in the period.

This year, the province aims for 15 million visitors, including 2 million foreigners, and a tourism revenue of 32.4 trillion VND (1.36 billion USD).

Source: VNA