According to the Haikou Customs Department, the number of inbound and outbound cruises reached 172 in 2012, which transported 260,000 passengers, an increase of 89% and 85% respectively, which for another year made it number one in China.

Officials of the Haikou Customs Department announced that Sanya Phoenix Island International Cruise Terminal had become the third international cruise departure port of China. With an 8-tonnage cruise berth, Sanya Port has become an important homeport of cruise liners from the Royal Caribbean and Star Cruises operators.

Moreover, the government is racing to build the second phase project of Sanya Phoenix Island International Cruise Terminal. After its completion, 150,000 ton and 200,000 ton super-yachts will be able to call at Sanya Port.

The cruise industry in Haikou has also made great progress, and a luxury cruise from Japan will call at the Xiuying Port at the beginning of 2013.

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