The 10 ports – Shanghai, Dalian, Tianjin, Yantai, Qingdao, Zhoushan, Xiamen, Guangzhou, Haikou and Sanya – welcomed 996 cruise calls in total last year, an increase of 58% over 2015.
Some 913 were home port calls, an increase of 69% year-on-year.
The 10 ports recorded 2.26m cruise passengers in total, a rise of 82% compared to 2015.
Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal in Shanghai’s Baoshan district remained the busiest cruise port, registering 509 calls, accounting for 51% of China's market share. Passengers numbered 1.47m, for a 65% market share.
The second busiest cruise port, Tianjin, saw 128 cruise calls and 357,831 passengers, 14.3% and 16.3% of market share, respectively.
Guangzhou, the third busiest cruise port, posted 104 calls and 162,984 passengers, accounting for 10.4% and 7.2% of market share, respectively.