HANOI, 8 March 2023: Van Don’s Ao Tien Cruise Terminal, a passenger port serving tourist ferries visiting the islands and attractions in Bai Tu Long Bay and Halong Bay, officially opened on 1 March 2023.
The cruise terminal covers an area of nearly 30 hectares, built at the cost of VND610 billion and financed by Mai Quyen Tourism Company Limited.
The passenger terminal has a usable area of 8,000m2, designed to serve a maximum of 2,600,000 passengers annually from now until 2025. The terminal will be expanded in 2025 to accommodate up to 3,200,000 passengers annually, looking forward to 2030.
The wharf comprises five berths, which are 20m wide and 150m long to accommodate vessels up to 300 seats and three smaller berths for yachts. There is anchorage for up to 150 tourist boats that offer Halong Bay overnight and day cruises.