Nha Trang, Vietnam
Nha Trang is a beach resort in southern Vietnam.
Citizens of most countries will be issued a visa on arrival and this will be charged to their shipboard account (approx $6-$50 USD/pp depending on the ship's processing fee). It is best to confirm with your cruise line the latest visa policy.
On 22 June 2015, the Embassy received the formal notification that the Government of Viet Nam decided to exempt visa for British, German, French, Spanish and Italian citizens travelling to Viet Nam (for all purposes) for a period of up to 15 days, and on the basis of meeting all conditions prescribed by Vietnamese laws. The visa exemption period will start from 1 July 2015 and end on 30 June 2016. http://vietnamembassy.org.uk/index.php?action=p&ct=Notice2
Where You're Docked
Ships anchor and tender to a commercial pier, Nha Trang Port at the southern end of the city near the cable car to Vinpearl. A free shuttle is usually offered to Martinez Restaurant (7 Le Loi, near the Cho Dam market) approximately 3 1/2 miles north of the pier.
Vietnam's currency is the Vietnamese Dong (VND) but US dollars (no coins) are accepted almost everywhere. However, you may get a bad exchange rate and no change. ATM's are available in town.
Exchange rate 22,400 VND = 1 USD (Jan 2016)
Taxis are inexpensive. Make sure they use the meter.
Search hotels in Nha Trang here
Beware of bag snatchers on scooters and pickpockets in crowded areas like the market.
Shopping & Restaurants
Cho Dam market - A local market with a small indoor section and many more stalls outside. Be prepared to bargain.
In Vietnam, try authenic Pho (soup rice noodles with beef). There should be a small market setup on the pier for last minute shopping.
There is a post office at 4 Le Loi very close to Martinez Restaurant and marked on the map below.
Nha Trang Weather Forecast