China's Largest Cruise Ship Set for Maiden Voyage

Press Release
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Henna in Former Paint: Photo credit Wiki CCL

HNA Tourism Cruise & Yacht Management unveils mainland China's largest cruise ship 'Henna'.

The Henna previously P&O Cruises' Pacific Sun, has a length of 223m, a width of 31m and 739 rooms for 1,965 passengers, and will make its debut on the Sanya-Ha Long Bay-Da Nang route.

Cruise route planning is mainly based on short-term needs and short distance tours, with Sanya and Tianjin serving as home ports and Vietnam and South Korea as destinations.

Mr. Zhang Hao, President of HNA Tourism Cruise and Yacht Management, said, "The cruise industry has great potential while the market is anticipated to be quite large. It is just starting out but is developing at a rapid speed in mainland China, including ancillary facilities and port construction."

Since 1980, annual cruise industry growth rate has reached 8.2%, which much stronger than the international tourism industry's 4% growth rate. In 2011, Mainland China received 262 international cruise ships, an increase of 17.5% year on year, and 504,582 cruise traveler arrivals. The global cruise market is shifting its focus to the Orient, among which China and surrounding areas will enjoy the fastest development.


 

Maritime Reporter May 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

SITC Inks Deal with Qingdao Port

SITC International signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Qingdao Port International Co., Ltd. in Qingdao yesterday in order to further strengthen the strategic

Sea Shepherd Global Launches Operation Siracusa

Following on from the incredibly successful 2014 campaign, Sea Shepherd Global launches Operation Siracusa 2015. Led by Sea Shepherd Italia, the campaign aims

Superyacht Marina Planned at San Juan, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Ports Authority issues RFP for Marina District. The project envisions a superyacht marina and dry dock maintenance, repair and overhaul facility

Ship Repair & Conversion

Bangladesh at Front of Shipbreaking Activity

There has been a firm level of ship demolition activity in the first four months of 2015 and the two largest owner regions, Asia/Pacific and Europe account for 88% of the tonnage sold for recycling,

Tsuneishi Seeks Foothold in Indonesian Shipyard Business

Japanese shipbuilding and maritime transport company Tsuneishi Holdings  has expressed a commitment to invest up to $40 million to open ship repair services in Indonesia, reports The Jakarta Globe.

UNOLS Seeks Fleet Improvement Committee Chair

The University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) informs it is seeking nominations to fill a Fleet Improvement Committee (FIC) Chair position.   The position,

Cruise Ship Trends

Cruise-Container Hybrid Ship Makes Debut

Aranui 5, a cruise ship / container ship hybrid, will make its maiden voyage from Tahiti to the Marquesas Islands in the South Pacific Ocean at the end of November 2015.

CLIA Names Muskat Trade Relations Committee Chairman

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced that Ken Muskat, executive vice president of sales, public relations, and guest services for MSC Cruises USA,

Norwegian Dawn Arrives In Boston

The Norwegian Dawn, the cruise liner that ran aground as she left Bermuda this week, has arrived in Boston.   A story in the Boston Herald says, “Passengers

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.3463 sec (3 req/sec)