Record Passenger Numbers at Kai Tak Cruise Terminal
Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, operated by Worldwide Cruise Terminals, achieved significant milestones in 2015, including a successful first major homeporting season, handling more passengers (228,809) than all the Hong Kong facilities in 2013. The facility also set a local record with the highest passenger count in a single day, with 11,099 passengers on December 21, 2015.
Approximately 80% of ship calls at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal last year were turnaround calls, including Hong Kong’s largest homeporting ship to date: Voyager of the Seas. The 138,000gt ship was based at Kai Tak from July to October embarking on 22 cruises and carrying nearly 70,000 guests, on itineraries featuring a total of 12 ports of call including in China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea and Vietnam. Cruise Asia by Destination Asia continues to expand operations in Hong Kong, operating multiple ship turnarounds on consecutive and multiple ship days.