Xiamen International Cruise Home Port in East China’s Fujian province has registered a record
上海419论坛number of passengers passing through in the first of the year – 185,000, a 36 percent year-on-year increase.
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, has berthed at the port’s Dongdu International Cruise Terminal for its 17th operation since May.
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to have 70 operations this year, marking its longest cruise season in history.
“We’ve seen the cruise tour boom this year because we have deve上海419论坛女神会所
loped a Spring Festival season cruise, and cruise services to Taiwan reopened this May.
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ar among tourists thanks to the geographical advantage of our port,” said
Yang Lili, deputy general manager of Xiamen International Cruise Home Port Group.上海419论坛女神会所
In early April the reconstruction of Xiamen International Cruises’ berths was completed.
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80,000-ton and a 3,000-ton berths which can simultaneously accommodate three or fou
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“After the reconstruction, the entire cruise service has been greatly improved. The fir
上海419论坛st Chinese-funded cruise ship, Gulangyu, will come into service in September.
“A 130,000-ton ship named Glory will also be brought into o
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The provincial government also rolled out a scheme this May to spur cruise ship growth by 2035, with
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It is hoped the move will provide for a sustainable, secure and reliable emergency system.