Holidaymakers considering cruise holidays in the Far East
could benefit from the latest developments in China.
A brand new international cruise terminal has been constructed and opened in the city of Shanghai, which has capacity for three liners weighing up to 80,000 tonnes at the same time, China Daily reports.
The Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal will make Far East cruises even more special, offering entertainment, dining and shopping zones. The Costa Cruises
ship Costa Allegra
will be the first liner carrying approximately 1,000 lucky passengers into the terminal.
"The terminal will transform the northern bank of the Huangpu River into another commercial area similar to Lujiazui in Pudong," said Lu Haiku, president of the Shanghai International Port Group, according to the newspaper.Costa Allegra
will also make the Shanghai terminal its new home port, offering five-day round trips taking in the sites of South Korea and Japan on a Far East cruise
The 130,000 square metre port also has an 880-metre-long wharf.
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