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Ho Chi Minh City
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Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), formerly known as Saigon, is the largest city in Vietnam. It is located in the south-eastern region of the country, along the banks of the Saigon River and is the economic, cultural and educational center of the country. HCMC is home to over 8 million people and is one of the most populous cities in Southeast Asia.

HCMC is a vibrant and bustling city, with a rich history and culture. The city is home to a variety of attractions, from historical sites to modern shopping malls. Some of the popular tourist attractions include the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Reunification Palace, the War Remnants Museum, and the Ben Thanh Market.

HCMC has a tropical climate, with hot and humid summers and mild winters. The city is known for its delicious street food, which is available all over the city.

HCMC has a long and fascinating history. It was founded in the early 18th century by the Nguyen Dynasty, and was the capital of the French colony of Cochinchina. During the Vietnam War, the city was the center of the conflict between North and South Vietnam, and was the site of the fall of Saigon in 1975.

Today, HCMC is a bustling metropolis with a vibrant economy. The city is home to several major industries, including tourism, banking and finance, and manufacturing. The city is also home to several universities and educational institutions, including the University of Social Sciences and Humanities and the University of Economics and Law.

HCMC is a vibrant and exciting city, with much to offer visitors. From its rich history and culture to its bustling economy, the city is sure to captivate and entertain its visitors.

Excursion tips for a day in Ho Chi Minh City

As a tourist in Ho Chi Minh City, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in a single day. Here are some of the top things to do:

1. Visit the War Remnants Museum to learn about the history and consequences of the Vietnam War.

2. Take a stroll through the bustling streets of the city's Chinatown, Cho Lon.

3. Enjoy the vibrant nightlife in the city's many bars and clubs.

4. Explore the Cu Chi Tunnels, a network of underground tunnels used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War.

5. Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office, two of the city's iconic landmarks.

6. Shop for souvenirs and local goods at Ben Thanh Market.

7. Enjoy a delicious meal at one of the city's many restaurants.

8. Take a boat ride through the Mekong Delta to explore the area's lush countryside.

9. Relax at the Thao Dien Village and take a leisurely stroll along the riverside.

10. Visit the Reunification Palace, the former residence of the President of South Vietnam.

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The climate in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam experiences a tropical climate with two distinct seasons: the wet season from May to November and the dry season from December to April. During the wet season, the city experiences heavy rainfall, high humidity and temperatures ranging from 24-33°C. In the dry season, temperatures are slightly higher and range from 25-35°C, accompanied by lower humidity and less rain. The city is also prone to occasional typhoons in the wet season.

Cruise weather for Ho Chi Minh City

Our weather forecast for Ho Chi Minh City helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 28.8 °C
min: 23.6 °C
20.2 m/s
33.8 m/s
87.1 %
23.8 m
88.3 %
1,009 hPa
05:40:02
18:19:52
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 31.0 °C
min: 24.6 °C
20.9 m/s
34.6 m/s
81.6 %
20.1 m
79.9 %
1,009 hPa
05:40:15
18:19:43
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 31.5 °C
min: 25 °C
22.3 m/s
41.8 m/s
77.8 %
24.1 m
75.5 %
1,008 hPa
05:40:28
18:19:34
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 30.2 °C
min: 25.3 °C
19.4 m/s
45.7 m/s
86.2 %
24.1 m
78.6 %
1,007 hPa
05:40:40
18:19:24
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 31.2 °C
min: 25.6 °C
24.5 m/s
45.7 m/s
88.0 %
20.5 m
78.6 %
1,005 hPa
05:40:52
18:19:13
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 28.6 °C
min: 25.7 °C
24.1 m/s
43.9 m/s
95.2 %
22.2 m
83.9 %
1,005 hPa
05:41:04
18:19:01
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 29.9 °C
min: 25.3 °C
22.3 m/s
43.6 m/s
88.1 %
20.3 m
82.7 %
1,006 hPa
05:41:15
18:18:49
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 30.8 °C
min: 25 °C
22.3 m/s
45.0 m/s
98.3 %
22.4 m
83.4 %
1,006 hPa
05:41:26
18:18:35
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 25.8 °C
min: 24.6 °C
20.2 m/s
45.4 m/s
99.3 %
18.3 m
92.1 %
1,006 hPa
05:41:36
18:18:21
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 29.1 °C
min: 24.3 °C
26.3 m/s
49.2 m/s
91.9 %
24.1 m
84.8 %
1,006 hPa
05:41:47
18:18:06
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 27.1 °C
min: 25 °C
20.5 m/s
51.1 m/s
100.0 %
17.2 m
86.1 %
1,007 hPa
05:41:56
18:17:50
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 26.3 °C
min: 24.7 °C
16.2 m/s
47.2 m/s
100.0 %
21.9 m
88.2 %
1,006 hPa
05:42:06
18:17:33
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 26.0 °C
min: 24.4 °C
17.6 m/s
51.1 m/s
100.0 %
21.0 m
88.9 %
1,005 hPa
05:42:15
18:17:15
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 25.6 °C
min: 24.1 °C
14.8 m/s
42.5 m/s
100.0 %
21.9 m
90.1 %
1,006 hPa
05:42:23
18:16:57

Cruises to Ho Chi Minh City

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Scheduled ship calls in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Oct. 18th 2024 Friday, 18th of Oct. 2024 Silver Muse 08:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 19th 2024 Saturday, 19th of Oct. 2024 Silver Muse 12:00 am 01:30 pm
Oct. 28th 2024 Monday, 28th of Oct. 2024 Silver Nova 07:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 29th 2024 Tuesday, 29th of Oct. 2024 Silver Nova 12:00 am 01:30 pm
Dec. 6th 2024 Friday, 6th of Dec. 2024 MS Europa 08:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 7th 2024 Saturday, 7th of Dec. 2024 MS Europa 12:00 am 12:00 pm
Dec. 15th 2024 Sunday, 15th of Dec. 2024 LE LAPEROUSE 04:30 pm 11:59 pm
Dec. 16th 2024 Monday, 16th of Dec. 2024 LE LAPEROUSE 12:00 am 11:59 pm
Dec. 17th 2024 Tuesday, 17th of Dec. 2024 LE LAPEROUSE 12:00 am 01:00 pm
Dec. 29th 2024 Sunday, 29th of Dec. 2024 Silver Whisper 01:00 pm 12:00 am
Dec. 30th 2024 Monday, 30th of Dec. 2024 Silver Whisper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 31st 2024 Tuesday, 31st of Dec. 2024 Silver Whisper 12:00 am 02:00 pm
Jan. 11th 2025 Saturday, 11th of Jan. 2025 Silver Whisper 01:00 pm 12:00 am
Jan. 12th 2025 Sunday, 12th of Jan. 2025 Silver Whisper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jan. 13th 2025 Monday, 13th of Jan. 2025 Silver Whisper 12:00 am 02:00 pm
Feb. 3rd 2025 Monday, 3rd of Feb. 2025 Silver Dawn 12:00 pm 12:00 am
Feb. 4th 2025 Tuesday, 4th of Feb. 2025 Silver Dawn 12:00 am 12:00 am
Feb. 5th 2025 Wednesday, 5th of Feb. 2025 Silver Dawn 12:00 am 01:00 pm
Feb. 7th 2025 Friday, 7th of Feb. 2025 Silver Whisper 08:00 am 12:00 am
Feb. 8th 2025 Saturday, 8th of Feb. 2025 Silver Whisper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Feb. 9th 2025 Sunday, 9th of Feb. 2025 Silver Whisper 12:00 am 01:30 pm
Feb. 11th 2025 Tuesday, 11th of Feb. 2025 MS Europa 2 08:00 am 12:00 am
Feb. 12th 2025 Wednesday, 12th of Feb. 2025 MS Europa 2 12:00 am 03:00 pm
Feb. 28th 2025 Friday, 28th of Feb. 2025 Silver Whisper 01:00 pm 12:00 am
Mar. 1st 2025 Saturday, 1st of Mar. 2025 Silver Whisper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 2nd 2025 Sunday, 2nd of Mar. 2025 Silver Nova 01:00 pm 12:00 am
Mar. 2nd 2025 Sunday, 2nd of Mar. 2025 Silver Whisper 12:00 am 02:00 pm
Mar. 3rd 2025 Monday, 3rd of Mar. 2025 Silver Nova 12:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 4th 2025 Tuesday, 4th of Mar. 2025 Silver Nova 12:00 am 02:00 pm
Mar. 8th 2025 Saturday, 8th of Mar. 2025 Silver Muse 12:00 pm 12:00 am
Mar. 9th 2025 Sunday, 9th of Mar. 2025 Silver Muse 12:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 10th 2025 Monday, 10th of Mar. 2025 Silver Muse 12:00 am 02:00 pm
Mar. 11th 2025 Tuesday, 11th of Mar. 2025 Azamara Pursuit 01:00 pm 12:00 am
Mar. 12th 2025 Wednesday, 12th of Mar. 2025 Azamara Pursuit 12:00 am 04:00 pm
Mar. 22nd 2025 Saturday, 22nd of Mar. 2025 Queen Anne 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Mar. 29th 2025 Saturday, 29th of Mar. 2025 Azamara Onward 09:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 30th 2025 Sunday, 30th of Mar. 2025 Azamara Onward 12:00 am 02:00 pm
May 2nd 2025 Friday, 2nd of May 2025 Silver Muse 08:00 am 12:00 am
May 3rd 2025 Saturday, 3rd of May 2025 Silver Muse 12:00 am 01:00 pm
May 31st 2025 Saturday, 31st of May 2025 Azamara Pursuit 10:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 1st 2025 Sunday, 1st of Jun. 2025 Azamara Pursuit 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 2nd 2025 Monday, 2nd of Jun. 2025 Azamara Pursuit 12:00 am 02:00 pm
Feb. 23rd 2026 Monday, 23rd of Feb. 2026 Queen Anne 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 1st 2026 Sunday, 1st of Mar. 2026 Azamara Pursuit 01:00 pm 12:00 am
Mar. 2nd 2026 Monday, 2nd of Mar. 2026 Azamara Pursuit 12:00 am 04:00 pm
Mar. 30th 2026 Monday, 30th of Mar. 2026 Azamara Onward 10:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 31st 2026 Tuesday, 31st of Mar. 2026 Azamara Onward 12:00 am 01:00 pm

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Maritime AIS Data Ho Chi Minh City

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