Sanya plans to build itself into an international cruise capital
According to Haikou Customs Department, Sanya Phoenix Island International Cruise Terminal has become the third international cruise departure port in the country and been recognized as an important homeport by several top international cruise lines including Royal Caribbean and Star Cruises.
Since it officially went into service in 2007, the Sanya Phoenix Island International Cruise Terminal has received a total of more than 600 inbound and outbound cruises, and ranks number one in China in terms of the passenger volume it received, with revenues generated in the cruise industry reaching nearly 1 billion yuan every year.
Moreover, the government is racing to build the second phase project of Sanya Phoenix Island International Cruise Terminal. Upon completion, the terminal will feature a 100,000-tonnage terminal, two 150,000-tonnage terminals and a 225,000-tonnage terminal, and will become one of the largest cruise ports in the Asia-Pacific region.
Zhou Chunhua, the director of Sanya Tourism Development Committee, explained that they will strengthen cooperation and exchanges with the country’s east coast regions, Hong Kong and other Southeast Asian countries to launch more new cruise tour routes.
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