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Inside $940M cruise vessel docked in Vung Tau

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The US$940-million Spectrum of the Seas, billed as Asia’s largest cruise ship, which returned to Vung Tau for the second time this year, features 20 restaurants serving Western dishes and Asian cuisine.

Inside $940M cruise vessel docked in Vung Tau

This time the Spectrum of the Seas carried more than 4,300 tourists from Germany, France, Spain, and the U.S. to Vung Tau on Tuesday, according to a representative of yacht owner Royal Caribbean International.

The yacht is 347 m long andnearly 50 m wide, designed with 16 floors.

Inside $940M cruise vessel docked in Vung Tau

The pool area with a slide on the 16th floor.

The yacht has a full range of facilities for visitors from entertainment services, shopping to sports facilities.

Royal Caribbean International owns the world's largest cruise ship fleet with 26 large ships.

Inside $940M cruise vessel docked in Vung Tau

A lobby at the stern of the Spectrum of the Seas, where visitors can normally observe from the outside through glass doors.

It is used as a stage for performances and movie screenings.

Inside $940M cruise vessel docked in Vung Tau

On board there are 20 restaurants serving Western dishes and cuisines from Asian countries such as China and Japan.

Inside $940M cruise vessel docked in Vung Tau

An automated bar can be found on the fourth floor of the vessel where wines are placed upside down on the heads of two robots. Guests can order drinks by selecting from an electronic menu.

Inside $940M cruise vessel docked in Vung Tau

There are many duty-free shops on the yacht.

Angie Stephen, vice president and managing director of Royal Caribbean International in Asia-Pacific, said: "Vietnam is a popular travel destination for both Singaporeans as well as our guests from across the world."

Stephen said guests would disembark to explore the nearby sights, with onshore excursions including exploring Buddhist temples, taking in the Bay of Boats and enjoying guided tours of Ho Chi Minh City.

Inside $940M cruise vessel docked in Vung Tau

A panda model, the symbol of the yacht, is placed next to the walkway on the 16th floor.

Inside $940M cruise vessel docked in Vung Tau

Guests will have free use of outdoor swimming pools on board, along with services at sports complexes, and can participate in dance and music sessions.

Inside $940M cruise vessel docked in Vung Tau

The space at the front of the ship is arranged with a bar and chairs for guests to rest, read books or bathe in the adjacent swimming pool.

Inside $940M cruise vessel docked in Vung Tau

Tourists can sunbathe in the weather of around 32 degrees Celsius.

During the 12-day itinerary on board, guests will explore Asia's top destinations such as Tokyo, Kumamoto, Kagoshima (Japan), Hong Kong, and Nha Trang.

After Vung Tau, the cruise departed for Singapore on Tuesday night.

Inside $940M cruise vessel docked in Vung Tau

About two-thirds of guests get off the cruise vessel to join guided tours in Ba Ria-Vung Tau and explore the Mekong Delta region in Cai Be - Tien Giang and Ho Chi Minh City.

Captain Wu Huimin said that Spectrum of the Seas would depart on a new 12-day journey to Nha Trang, Hue, Vung Tau, Taiwan and Japan next year.

Source: VnExpress