The World Cruise Awards is the global initiative to recognise and reward excellence in the cruise industry.

To claim the title, Vietnam has surpassed four other rivals - Cambodia, China, Laos and Thailand.

Cai Rang floating market in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho

The announcement of the awards follows a year-long search for the world’s leading cruise brands. Votes were cast by cruise industry professionals and the public, with the nominee gaining the most votes in a category named as the winner.

Vietnam has a dense river network with 2,360 rivers with a length of more than 10 km long.

In recent years, river cruise tours passing famed attractions have become a not-to-be-missed experience while visiting Vietnam, including tours to floating markets in the Mekong Delta region and waterway tours in Ho Chi Minh City and the central city of Da Nang.

In October, the World Travel Awards honored Vietnam as Asia's Leading Destination 2021 and Asia's Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination 2021.

Also in October, the World Golf Awards named Vietnam as Asia’s Best Golf Destination and World’s Best Golf Destination.

Source: VNA