According to Hainan Port Management Bureau, as of October this year, the passenger throughput of Hainan 's international cruise reached 78,000, nearly twice than the 2009 .
At present, Sanya and Haikou are the major areas to develop the cruise industry. Sanya Phoenix Island International Cruise Terminal is the first international cruise terminal in China, with a 8-ton cruise berth. Since its open in 2006, the world’s top three cruise companies have launched cruise tours called at Sanya port.
For the past six years, Sanya Phoenix Island International Cruise Terminal has received 470 international cruises and 560,000 passengers. In 2011, a new route from sanya to Vietnams, was opened in Sanya, making the city a homeport.
The cruise industry in Haikou is also very promising. According to the general plan, the Xiuying Port will be built into a international cruise homeport in near future consisting of three 30,000-ton international marinas and two 15,000-ton marinas for domestic uses.  
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