Update: 19:42 | 25/02/2022
Work on a pair of six-star cruise vessels for sailing in Ha Long Bay began last week and are scheduled to be finished next year.
To be named La Siesta, they will have a length of 110 meters and 55 luxury cabins each, and will be the largest vessels in the bay when completed.
An illustrator of La Siesta cruise vessel once completion.
They will also have a helipad.
Doan Manh Linh of the Department of Tourism of Quang Ninh Province, home to Ha Long, said currently there are no vessels with a helipad.
Belonging to inland waterway freight transport company Viet Thuan Group and Elegance Hospitality Group, the owner of La Siesta hotels and resorts, the ships are touted to offer a new travel experience.
Since its recognition as a UNESCO world heritage in 1994, Ha Long Bay has found a spot on the global tourism map, with travel bloggers and filmmakers gushing over its emerald waters and towering limestone pillars topped by rainforests.