Hong Kong to welcome first overseas cruise ship since Covid-19 began, but industry leader warns most operators hesitant over pandemic curbs

Aerial view of Kai Tak Cruise Terminal at Hong Kong (Courtesy KTCT)Hong Kong is set to welcome the first overseas cruise ship since the Covid-19 pandemic began, but an industry leader has warned most operators are still hesitant about coming to the city due to its anti-epidemic curbs.

Silversea Cruises’ Silver Spirit is expected to set sail from Singapore on January 5, with stops in Thailand and Vietnam, before arriving in Hong Kong on January 18 for one night.

A spokesman from Goldjoy Travel, a travel agency commissioned to sell the tickets, on Monday said the cruise ship company – owned by Royal Caribbean Group – was still in talks with the government about the arrangements that would apply to tourists once they arrived in the city.

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