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At the newly opened Kai Tak Ferry Pier, a delegation arrived aboard the junk Duk Ling. Pictured are officials including Commerce Secretary Gregory Ho, Hong Kong Tourism Board's Anthony Lau, Cunard's Nancy Chung and Bob Dixon, and Worldwide Cruise Terminals' Jeff Bent (Photo: Worldwide Cruise Terminals)

New Ferry Pier offers convenient tour, ferry access near Kai Tak Cruise Terminal

Tuesday marked the inaugural use of the Kai Tak Ferry Pierr, at the site of the former Kai Tak Airport Fire Station, adjacent to Hong Kong's Kai Tak Cruise Terminal.

'Cruise passengers and local visitors will greatly benefit from the convenience of both shore excursion programs via ferry and regular scheduled ferry services to Kai Tak from North Point and Kwun Tong, which will commence in the coming weeks,' said Jeff Bent, managing director of Worldwide Cruise Terminals, the manager and operator of Kai Tak Cruise Terminal.

'We have received extremely positive feedback from the cruise lines about this development and believe that the public will greatly benefit from this added convenience as well,' he continued.

Bent commended the Hong Kong SAR government for converting the landing steps of the 'historical and charming' former Kai Tak Airport Fire Station into a public ferry pier.

To commemorate the opening a delegation including Gregory So, secretary for commerce and economic development; Anthony Lau, executive director, Hong Kong Tourism Board; Nancy Chung, executive director, Cunard Asia Pacific; and Bob Dixon, gm Cunard International; alighted from the tourism board's iconic red-sailed junk Duk Ling Tuesday morning.

They were on their way to ceremonies aboard Queen Mary 2 in conjunction with Cunard’s Three Queens in Town Party.

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