Shanghai aims to be top-notch cruise hub

Early on the morning of April 2, 2017, AIDAbella was the first ship of the AIDA fleet to sail past Shanghai's famous skylineShanghai will build itself into a world-class cruise hub by 2035 and aim to draw in 3 million cruise tourists annually by 2025, according to the Shanghai Action Plan for Promoting the High-quality Development of the International Cruise Economy (2023-25) released by the city government on Friday.

The city has also set an ambitious target to grow into a cruise tourism destination with international influence, and an economic center for cruises with global resource allocation capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region by 2035.

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