A country that is equal parts paradise, luxury, adventure and spirituality, Vietnam blurs the edged of Southeast Asia.
It’s a sensory melting-pot of the region’s very best charms: the happy cacophony of street vendors, colourful offerings in front of sacred temples, long ribbons of paradisiacal shores and a complex history that will inspire even the most ardent historian. Underscored by serenity and flanked by staggering natural beauty, Vietnam is one of the world’s most unforgettable countries. Whether your idea of the perfect Vietnam cruise is snaking through the jumble of streets in a pedi-cab or floating past the jagged peaks of Ha Long Bay, Silversea takes you closer to the authentic beauty of Vietnam. Welcome aboard.
Ha Long Bay
A visit to the north is not complete without a trip to Halong Bay, where placid waters give way to more than 3,000 limestone karsts and wind-sculpted limestone formations that jut from foggy lagoons. Dotting the bay are tiny islands bordered by white sandy coves and hidden caves, adding to the majestic landscape of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Adding to this naturalist’s dream is the biodiversity of islets, grottos, and Cat Ba Island National Park.
Chan May (Hue/Danang)
Hue (pronounced hway), bisected by the Perfume River and 13 km (8 mi) inland from the South China Sea, in the foothills of the Annamite Mountains (Truong Son Mountains), stands as a reminder of Vietnam's imperial past. The seat of 13 Nguyen-dynasty emperors between 1802 and 1945, Hue was once Vietnam's splendid Imperial City. Although it was devastated by the French in the 19th century and again by fighting between the Vietnamese Communists and the Americans in the 20th, the monument-speckled former capital has a war-ravaged beauty.
Ho Chi Minh City
Romantically referred to by the French as the Pearl of the Orient, Ho Chi Minh City (former Saigon) today is a super-charged city of sensory overload. Motorbikes zoom day and night along the wide boulevards, through the narrow back alleys and past vendors pushing handcarts hawking goods of all descriptions.
Home to some of Vietnam's best beaches and dive sites, the coastal city of Nha Trang is a magnet for those seeking sunshine and underwater adventure. Backdropped by mountains, white sandy coves shelter lovely bays and distant islands. The capital of Khanh Hoa province, Nha Trang has developed more of an infrastructure for tourists than other cities but still has a few temples and such to remind you that you're in Vietnam.
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Share your Vietnam travel tales with new found friends. With a maximum of 364 suites, meeting like-minded people is not a maybe, it’s a definite! What’s more, Silversea’s fleet of nine intimate ships will have you stopping off at both popular ports and hidden gems, as only small ships such as ours can visit the smaller habours. Authentic travel experiences with new found friends? What’s not to like?
Luxury Oceanview Suites
Silversea’s Vietnam cruises offer so much more once you’re back onboard. Relax in your ocean view suite after a day of discovery and pamper yourself with your suite’s amenities: huge marble bathroom, in suite bar stocked with your favourite drinks, state of the art entertainment system … Our spacious suites (most with private veranda) really are your home away from home on the high seas.
Whether in Hanoi or Ha Long Bay, cruise the Vietnamese coast with a 24/7 butler at your side. The real reason behind our 6-star rating, our personalised service is far more than just service with a smile. Allow us to take care of everything you need, sometimes even before you ask. Now that’s authentic luxury.
At Silversea, we understand that premium cruising means all-inclusive. But there is all-inclusive and Silversea all-inclusive. Everything except your excursions are included; flights and transfers (depending on offer), gourmet cuisine, curated wine list, evening entertainment, gratuities, butler service – everything you could possibly need is included. Yes, that’s right. Everything.
Vietnam is known for is delicious cuisine the world over, as too is Silversea, so put the two together and get ready to tantalise those tastebuds! From sampling fresh satay from street vendors to delicate international cuisine onboard, get ready to travel Vietnam through a series of gastronomic experiences that will leave your hungry for more.
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