Bottomshelfhockey Posted September 19, 2013 #1 Share Posted September 19, 2013 Hi Bill, I have been trying to find some definitive answers on the port charges/fees. No luck so far. Greatam and John Bull's take on these fees is that there are no set fees. From various threads on CC, I have come to believe that the port authority charges the tour guide/company for the privilege of picking up clients from inside the cruise terminal. These threads also state that if you are willing to walk outside the terminal gate, these fees will be waived. My understanding is it is a per person charge per day. For example in Saigon, the tour company stated that they will reduce tour fee by $15 per day per person if we were willing to walk outside the gate. Furthermore, the fees appear to be different for each port and varies with tour companies. I phoned and spoke to Jason? at Azamara concerning the above. He wasn't aware of these charges/fees. He also told me it was not more than a 4 minute walk to the terminal gates for each of those ports. In addition, he stated that all of the Vietnam ports have shuttle buses provided by Azamara to the ports' city centre free of charge. Not sure I can believe the agent about the time it takes to walk to gates when there is anecdotal evidence to indicate it would take a longer time. We will doing the Dec. 9 Journey cruise - Hong Kong to Singapore Questions for each port in Vietnam - Halong Bay, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City Will Azamara be providing complimentary shuttle buses for each Vietnamese port? Does each port authority charge its own fee? How much does each port charge? Is it a per person per day charge or a flat fee. Eg. for 2 days - a flat fee or ? If there are no complimentary shuttle buses: Are we allowed to walk from dock to outside terminal to save on fees? What is the walking distance for each port from dock to terminal gate? Thanks for your help. Regards, Harry E. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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