For the first time, a luxury cruise on Red River with a capacity of 99 passengers has been inaugurated in Hanoi.

Jade of River is the first ever luxury cruise in Red River. Photo: AClass Cruises Group 

The ‘Jade of River’ Cruise will take visitors to travel along Hanoi’s iconic river to see the charming water scenery as well as Long Bien and Chuong Duong, the iconic bridges of Hanoi. The three-hour cruise offers live music and extensive culinary options.

According to Chairman of the Hanoi Travel Association Phung Quang Thang, Red River plays an important role in the spiritual life of Hanoi people. “Then, a luxury cruise with tailor-made tours to explore this holy River is a courageous idea. It not only entertains visitors but also helps them learn about Hanoi culture and history as well as the daily life of residents who live by the banks of the river.”

“Red River is a valuable tourism resource, thus, more novel cultural tourism products should be created to tap into this potential,” he added.

Jade of River’s indoor restaurant. Photo: AClass Cruises Group  

A representative from Jade of River cruise said the tour on the Red River can inspire other operators to launch more products based on the river.

“Red River has great resources for tourism while the exploiting has not been not commensurate with its potential,” he added.

Cruises on the Red River will take travelers along the stream to enjoy peaceful spaces, providing an escape from the hustle and bustle of Hanoi.

Jade of River cruise will depart daily with specific tours such as “Watching the sunrise on the Red River”, starting from 7 to 9.30 am with breakfast included; the “Welcome to the Sun” tour with lunch; and the “Magnificent Sunset” with a great music feast and dinner banquet.

The cruise’s bar space. Photo: AClass Cruises Group 

The Red River enters Vietnam at Lao Cai Province and past the Hanoi Capital before emptying into the Gulf of Tonkin. The reddish-brown heavily silt-laden water gives the river its name.

The Red River is notorious for its violent floods with its seasonally wide volume fluctuations. Intense seasonal floods are made worse by erosion, development, and pollution. The delta is a major agricultural area of Vietnam with vast area devoted to rice. The land is protected by an elaborate network of dikes and levees.