Tagged: Shanghai

China’s cruise economy embraces rapid development

Four cruise ships dock at the Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal, Shanghai, March 5, 2024. (People's Daily Online/Shen Chunchen) (Image at LateCruiseNews.com - March 2024)On the early morning of March 5, cruise ship Adora Magic City carrying over 4,200 passengers and the MS Westerdam carrying over 2,000 passengers arrived at the Shanghai Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal, joining their peers Piano Land and Blue Dream Star. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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Royal Caribbean Opens 2024-25 Vacations From Shanghai, Marking Return To China. Vacationers Can Be one of the First to Cruise to International Destinations from China on Spectrum of the Seas

Spectrum of the Seas - Royal Caribbean InternationalFamilies and friends can now book 4- and 7-night vacations on Royal Caribbean International’s Spectrum of the Seas and be one of the first to cruise to international destinations on Asia’s largest and most innovative ship in 2024-2025. (more…)



Royal Caribbean Welcomes Spectrum of the Seas to the Fleet. First Quantum Ultra Class Ship is Royal Caribbean’s Third New Ship to Homeport in Shanghai

Spectrum of the Seas Naming Ceremony

Spectrum of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International’s newest ship, made its highly anticipated debut in China today (June 3, 2019). The first Quantum Ultra Class ship sailed into Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal in Shanghai after completing a 46-night Global Odyssey that spanned 17 cities. (more…)



French cruise destinations meet the Chinese Cruise Market

For the second year in a row, a French delegation composed of cruise-club executives from three main French Atlantic ports (Valérie Conan/Le Havre Cruise Club, Laurence Bouchardie/Bordeaux Cruise Club and Guillaume Henry/Cherbourg Cruise Club) including one representative of the Mediterranean region promoting 12 ports (Anne-Marie Blum/Var Provence Cruise Club) have attended the Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific held in Baoshan, Shanghai from 23-24 October. (cruisebusiness.com)





Shanghai Targets Cruise Supply Chain Development

Early on the morning of April 2, 2017, AIDAbella was the first ship of the AIDA fleet to sail past Shanghai's famous skylineSeeing some 1.5 million passengers in 2017, Shanghai’s Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal (WSK) has become China’s central cruise hub. The entire country saw 2.39 million passengers last year, giving Shanghai close to 60 percent of the market. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Viking Sun was officially named during a spectacular celebration on The Bund, in the heart of Shanghai

Viking Cruises (logo)Viking today announced that its fourth ocean ship, Viking Sun®, was officially named during a spectacular celebration on The Bund, in the heart of Shanghai. The ship is currently sailing Viking’s sold-out 141-day World Cruise from Miami to London, and its stop in Shanghai marks the first time one of Viking’s ocean ships has called in China. (more…)



China visa rules: Beijing and Shanghai issue free transit visas but cruise line tells Brits they still have to pay

Red tape for travellers is getting ever more tangled, with one shining exception: China is actually loosening its draconian visa rules for tourists. Both Beijing and Shanghai now allow a visitor to stay almost a week without formality, so long as they fulfil a few conditions for what is in effect a free transit visa. (independent.co.uk)

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Shanghai plans to spend $740 million on cruise ship park

Early on the morning of April 2, 2017, AIDAbella was the first ship of the AIDA fleet to sail past Shanghai's famous skylineA Shanghai district government plans to spend about 5 billion yuan ($739.97 million) to develop a cruise ship industrial park to house foreign firms that it hopes will help build China’s first luxury passenger vessels, a local official said. (reuters.com)

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CSSC Launches New Marine Service Business

China State Shipbuilding Corporation today announced it had launched a new business, CSSC Marine Service, along with a new logistics center that is set up in a free trade zone in Shanghai. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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