15/02/2019 11:15 GMT+7 print

Con Dao-Vung Tau highspeed catamaran launched

The Vietnamese-built catamaran Con Dao Express 36. Photo: VNA
Tourists now can travel from Vung Tau to Con Dao island for just three hours as an express boat service from Vung Tau city to Con Dao island opened yesterday at Cau Da port in Vung Tau.

The launched Con Dao Express 36 will officially serve passengers on February 15, departing from Cau Da Port (Vung Tau) for Ben Dam Port (Con Dao) at 8am and returning at 1.30pm on the same day.

The fare is 660,000 dong (28.6 US dollars) for economy class and 1.2 million dong (52 US dollars) for luxury class. Passengers who buy tickets between February 15 and 28 will get a 20% discount.

Owned by the Phu Quoc Fast Ferry Joint Stock Company, Con Dao Express 36 is the largest highspeed catamaran in Vietnam. It measures 46.85m in length and 12.2m in width and can carry up to 598 passengers.

Equipped with four Rolls-Royce engines, the ferry has a maximum speed of 35 nautical miles (60 km) per hour, reducing the travel time between Vung Tau and Con Dao by nearly 10 hours as compared with currently operating ships.