The 69,153gt ship, built in 1995 as Oriana for P&O Cruises, has capacity for 1,870 passengers and 760 crew.
Piano Land will be homeported at Xiamen and sail to Northeast Asia.
This is good for Xiamen’s cruise market development, according to Chen Zhiping, chairman of Xiamen Port Group, who said the city will strengthen its cooperation with industry players and build a cruise supply chain.
CTS-COSCO joint venture
Twinkle Travel Cruise is a joint venture between China Travel Service and China COSCO Shipping Corp Ltd. The company is making Xiamen its operational headquarters and will seek opportunities to further expand its fleet.