172 cruise liners expected to call at Sanya port in 2012
According to recent information, a total of 172 cruise liners are expected to call at Sanya Phoenix Island International Cruise Terminal this year.
From January to May this year Sanya received 114 international cruise voyages with over 80,000 passengers and it is now China’s top domestic cruise port in terms of voyages.
Sanya Phoenix Island International Cruise Terminal, which went in to operation in November 2006 is becoming the main port in Hainan for international cruise liners.
As of now, a total of 474 luxury cruises have berthed at Sanya Phoenix International Cruise Terminal, bringing 550,000 international cruise passengers.
The world’s largest cruise line operators, namely Carnival Corporation & plc, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Star Cruises, have launched cruise routes in Sanya.
To enhance the economic development of Sanya cruise industry phase II project of the cruise terminal is under busy construction. Upon its completion Sanya Phoenix International Cruise Terminal will be capable of receiving six 30,000 to 250,000 ton cruise liners which makes it one of the preeminent homeports in Asia based on its construction scale and level.