A maritime tourist route between Beihai in the Chinese province of
Guangxi and Ha Long Bay in Vietnam’s northern province of Quang
Ninh is to start operating early this April.
On March 5,
high-speed cruise liner Beiyou 16 with 22-member crew on board safely
docked at Tuan Chau port, the departing site for Ha Long Bay trip, to
test-run the service.
Following the trial run, the
first three-hour voyage will operate on the route this April with two
trips carrying 800 passengers on average each a week.
The new service is expected to promote tourism and marine transport in
Ha Long Bay, the world’s heritage site and wonder. It will offer the
two countries a chance to boost bilateral trade and introduce their
cultures in a more rapid, convenient and safe way.-VNA