Guangzhou Nansha International Cruise Home Port, covering an area of 760,000sq mtr, will offer four berths with 1.6 km of shoreline. The facility can accommodate cruise ships up to 225,000gt.
The first phase includes one 100,000gt-class and one 225,000gt-class cruise berth; a second phase of the project includes another two same-sized berths. The annual passenger capacity is expected to reach 750,000.
China's second busiest port
The terminal includes facilities for port inspection and will use hi-tech systems to improve passenger handling capacity and efficiency.
Guangzhou Nansha welcomed 446,500 passengers between January to November 2018, an increase of 20.34% year-on-year. Dream Cruises' World Dream has been using Guangzhou and Hong Kong for homeporting these past couple of years.
The local authority is trying to get the support from central government for a 15-day, visa-free policy to attract more cruise visitors.