All you can drink, nostalgia and fun.
Upstairs, on the right hand side, Saigon Saigon Bar recalls the glorious old French colonial time, when Saigon was the capital of Cochinchine, Indochina, and then Vietnam. The American War affected Emperor Bao Dai and his life when his Prime Minister Ngo Dinh Diem called for a referendum in 1955, which was in reality, a coup d’etat!
Thanks to the American support, and the anti-communist sentiments at the time, Ngo Dinh Diem proclaimed himself the president of The Vietnam Republic in South Vietnam, and put an end of the Bao Dai Government, forcing Bao Dai and his family into exile in France.
The name ‘Saigon Saigon Bar’ is evocative of the iconic bar in Saigon in 1959, and was a popular spot amongst war journalists in the 1960’s. Saigon was then renamed Ho Chi Minh City in 1976, as an honor to President Ho Chi Minh, after the victory of the Northern Army over Saigon on 30 April 1975.
Saigon Saigon Bar on Emperor Cruises helps you to understand our history during this chaotic period, but is now a nice and peaceful place to relax with friends and learn more about Vietnamese history.