Originally Posted by TonyGP
As far as I can make out, there are not a lot of cruisers visiting the northern coast of south Vietnam. Maybe I am just not looking in the right places.
I have a yearning to return to places like DaNang and Hue, China Beach etc.
Are there any people on this forum that have sailed the coast and would like to share some info?
Haven't cruised but have spent over 7 years traveling there.
I REALLY like Vietnam....been to Hanoi, Halong Bay, DaNang, Hue, Nha Trang, Vung Tau and of course HCMC, which EVERYBODY calls Saigon.
Tourism has REALLY taken off...LOTS of back packers, Chinese and Russians. My favorite town is Nha Trang.
is terrific and people are VERY friendly.
All of my veteran friends that have gone back are REALLY glad they did.
This is OLD news which I found from an old post FWIW....have no idea if anything has changed....
If you revisit the story you may see it is somewhat different to your recollection
Vietnam Revisited | Cruising World
You are treated as a commercial
vessel, not allowed to cruise
and from recent enquiries I made, you will be made to take on a pilot and pay associated fees
just like a commercial
ship and forced to stay at the commercial
When you leave port you must have departure and destination
"Commercial" port listed, no stopping and no deviation from route
for sightseeing is allowed.