Xiamen sets to become int'l cruise destination in southeast China

Updated: 2012-10-19
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The International Cruise Terminal in Dongdu area, Xiamen


Xiamen is powering ahead with its plans to become an international cruise home port in southeast China, reports Haixi Morning News.

According to related departments, luxury cruise ships called at the Xiamen International Cruise Terminal in the Dongdu area on 46 occasions, carrying 25,000 passengers, an annual increase of 35.3% and 2.42% respectively.

Apart from the familiar "Legend of the Seas", five luxury cruise ships including Bermuda-flagged "Voyages of Discovery", Japan-flagged "Auska II" and Royal Caribbean Cruises' "Voyager of the Seas" paid a visit to Xiamen for the first time.

The number of tourists brought in by two luxury cruise ships has made Xiamen International Cruise Terminal a home port, reaching 8,923, which accounts for 48.1% of the total figure in the first three quarters of 2012.

According to the Xiamen International Cruise Terminal, 20 cruise lines are expected to berth in Xiamen by the end of the year, carrying more than 30,000 passengers.


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