New cruise ship passenger terminal at Kai Tak in Kowloon is functionally ready, but not in the best form to welcome first travellers next week.
A week before the HK$8.2 billion Kai Tak Cruise Terminal welcomes its first vessel heavy rain penetrated the roof. The immigration counters, connecting bridges, waiting halls and one of the two planned berths are completed ahead of the arrival of cruise passengers on board Royal Caribbean International's Mariner of the Seas ocean liner on Wednesday. But a clean-up exercise is in order, reports the 'South China Morning Post'.
The authorities have yet to announce an exact date to officially throw open the doors to the public. What is confirmed, however, is the shops and restaurants will not open until the fourth quarter.
The cruise terminal can accommodate the world's largest cruise ships, of up to 220,000 gross tonnes.
Source: South China Morning Post