China’s Prince Bay Cruise Port to Welcome First Call in November 2016
China’s Prince Bay Cruise Port in Shekou is set to welcome its first cruise ship call on November 13, 2016. The terminal covers over 42,000 sq/m and is capable of handling the world’s largest cruise ships.
Silversea’s Silver Shadow will then dock at the new port in January 2017. Prince Bay Cruise Port is aiming to become an international cruise port for China and once fully open, will boast one 220,000-gt berth, one 50,000-gt berth, one 10,000-gt berth, and twelve 800-gt berths for high-speed ferries. The main building of Prince Bay Cruise Port (measuring 13,600 sq/m) will also offer duty-free retail shops, restaurants, cafes, and office spaces. Earlier this year, the China National Tourism Administration designated Prince Bay Cruise Port as the national pilot cruise tourism zone.