Posts Tagged ‘Shanghai’

Star Cruises Honoured with Best Itinerary Award for SuperStar Virgo’s “Golden Sea Route”

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Star Cruises was honoured with the Best Itinerary Award during the Shanghai Cruise Tourism Festival organized by the Shanghai Baoshan Government on 23 September 2017. (more…)

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

Friday, August 4th, 2017

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. (

Shanghai plans to spend $740 million on cruise ship park

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

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. (

Yao Ming and Wife Name Majestic Princess in Shanghai

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Princess Cruises today announced that Majestic Princess has arrived in Shanghai to begin her first China season. Yao Ming and Ye Li served as Naming Ambassadors and officially named Majestic Princess during an inaugural ceremony. (

CSSC Launches New Marine Service Business

Friday, June 30th, 2017

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. (

Norwegian Joy Christened in Shanghai

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

The 164,600-ton Norwegian Joy was christened today in a ceremony in Shanghai that featured a performance by the ship’s Godfather, Wang Leehom, a singer songwriter, music producer, actor and film director who is well known in China. (

Norwegian Joy completes first preview cruise from Shanghai

Friday, June 16th, 2017

The Norwegian Joy (Courtesy Meyer Werft / Norwegian Cruise Line)After maiden calls to Singapore, Qingdao, Shenzhen and Hong Kong, Norwegian Cruise Line, welcomed its newest cruise ship, Norwegian Joy, to her new home port of Shanghai, China. (

Star Cruises Voted “Asia’s Leading Cruise Line 2017”

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Star Cruises was voted “Asia’s Leading Cruise Line 2017” at this year’s 24th Annual World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony held in Shanghai, China on 4 June 2017. (more…)

MedCruise Ports expand their markets in China

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

As part of MedCruise marketing strategy aiming to promote the Mediterranean and its adjoining seas as the most popular cruise destination among Asian cruisers, a MedCruise delegation travelled to Shanghai to attend ITB China 2017.

MedCruise Ports head to China

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

As part of MedCruise marketing strategy aiming to promote the Mediterranean as the most popular cruise destination among Asian cruisers, MedCruise is attending this year ITB China 2017 event. (more…)

First Call of AIDAbella in Shanghai, China’s megacity

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Early on the morning of April 2, 2017, AIDAbella was the first ship of the AIDA fleet to sail past Shanghai's famous skylineEarly on the morning of April 2, 2017, AIDAbella was the first ship of the AIDA fleet to sail past Shanghai’s famous skyline, before the ship docked at the International Cruise Terminal at around 6.30 a.m.

SuperStar Virgo Increases Length of Shanghai Homeport Cruises to International Standard of 8D/7N

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Shangai (Photo courtesy Star Cruises)Due to popular demand, Star Cruises has enhanced its itineraries from Shanghai to meet International standards of 8-Day/7-Night voyages, now taking in the capital city of Tokyo and the iconic Mt. Fuji, two “must see” destinations in Japan, in addition to Osaka and Kagoshima. (more…)

SuperStar Virgo Debuts in Shanghai Homeporting from July to October 2017

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

SuperStar Virgo at Hong KongStar Cruises announced the debut homeport deployment of flagship SuperStar Virgo to Shanghai from July to October 2017. (more…)

China: ‘Human smuggling’ foiled at ship terminal

Sunday, November 20th, 2016

TWENTY-NINE Chinese who hoped to illegally enter South Korea were caught by Shanghai immigration police on Thursday at Wusong International Cruise Ship Terminal. (

Boost for cruise passengers as China relaxes visa restrictions

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Foreign tourists arriving in Shanghai on a cruise from October 1 will be allowed up to 15 days of visa-free stays in the country’s most populous city, the Shanghai General Station of Immigration Inspection announced this week. (

Shanghai Cruise terminal set for Expansion

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Shanghai will build two more terminals at Asia’s largest cruise liner port located in Baoshan District this year and offer more services to tap the rising demand of domestic tourists, officials said yesterday. (

Helen Huang to Lead MSC Cruises’ New Shanghai Office

Friday, August 19th, 2016

MSC Cruises has announced plans to grow its presence in China with the establishment of a new Shanghai office, led by new President, Greater China, Helen Huang. (

Local company to build Shanghai’s ‘most expensive’ luxury cruise ship

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

A local shipbuilding company plans to build a luxury cruise ship which is said to be the most expensive one ever built in Shanghai. (

Costa Asia First To Mark 10th Anniversary in China

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

Costa Asia celebrated its 10th anniversary in China in Shanghai today (July 1) by inviting industry partners and staff representatives to witness Costa Asia become the first international cruise company to reach this milestone. (

Shanghai is Asia’s Fastest Growing Port

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

While all cruise ports in the Asia-Pacific market are favorably positioned for growth, Shanghai is taking the lead, having posted the biggest year-over-year traffic gains between 2014 and 2015, according to the “2016-2017 Cruise Industry News Annual Report”.

Costa Hosts Trade Award Night in Shanghai

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Costa Cruises hosted its 2016 Trade Awards Ceremony in Shanghai. More than 200 tourism industry professionals from around 100 nationwide travel agencies attended the event, said Costa, in a prepared statement. (

Starting spring 2017 AIDAbella will be the first German cruise ship departing from Shanghai all year round

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

The AIDAbellaWith AIDAbella, AIDA Cruises, Germany’s leading cruise company, will be stationing a ship in China all year round for the first time, offering cruises from Shanghai on the Chinese market. (more…)

China Cruise Shipping Coverage Recap

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

A recap of the Cruise Industry News’ 2015 China Cruise Shipping (hosted by the China Cruise and Yacht Industry Association) conference and trade show coverage

The Way Forward: 2015-2025 for China’s Cruise Industry

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

As part of this week’s China Cruise Shipping conference and trade show in Shanghai, the China Cruise and Yacht Industry Association (CCYIA) has released its vision for the next 10 years. (

Cruise Industry News: Arnold Donald Talks About Carnival’s China Plan and Expansion

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

With four brands – Costa, Princess, Carnival and AIDA – set for the Chinese market in 2017, Arnold Donald, president and CEO of Carnival Corporation, stressed that the four companies will remain distinct brands in China.

Industry Leaders Comment on Chinese Market at CCS Opening

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

On Tuesday, separate events marked the opening of the tenth China Cruise Shipping conference and trade show. (

Overheard in Shanghai Tuesday: Three Brands, Management, Korean Line, More

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Various notes, rumors and more as heard by the Cruise Industry News editorial team at the tenth edition of the China Cruise Shipping conference and trade show being held in Shanghai Oct. 13-15 and hosted by the China Cruise and Yacht Industry Association.

Norwegian Cruise Line Enters Chinese Market

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Norwegian Cruise Line will introduce the first purpose-built ship customized for the Chinese market in 2017, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. CEO Frank Del Rio announced today during the CruiseWorld China summit in Shanghai. (

Show Preview: Global Cruise Industry Gathers in Shanghai for China Cruise Shipping

Friday, October 9th, 2015

The future of the cruise industry continues to pivot east as next week industry executives and Chinese government officials will gather in Shanghai for the tenth edition of the China Cruise Shipping conference and trade show. (

Passengers forcibly removed from Quantum of the Seas in Shanghai after itinerary change

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Quantum of the Seas (Photo credit: Meyer Werft)Around 300 passengers refused to disembark Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum of the Seas in Shanghai yesterday (31 Aug.) morning following a change in the ship’s itinerary, the Engligh language Shanghai Daily reports on its website. (

Industry Leaders and Robust Speaker Program for China Cruise Conference in Shanghai

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

The tenth edition of the China Cruise Shipping conference, put on by the China Cruise and Yacht Industry Association (CCYIA), will feature top cruise line executives as well as Chinese government officials over a multi-day program in Shanghai, China, Oct. 13-15. (

Shanghai to host 10th China Cruise Shipping Conference & Expo

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Shangai (Photo courtesy Star Cruises)Preparations are under way in Shanghai for this year’s China Cruise Shipping Conference & Expo (CCS), which will celebrate its 10th edition. (