Seatrade Cruise News is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

fa51879f6447d3e4ca36d935809d6d74_XL
Xiamen homeport for new cross Strait cruises

Superstar Libra to operate weekly cruises between Xiamen and Taiwan

Star Cruises’ Superstar Libra will sail regular cruises to Taiwan from China’s Xiamen port from July 24, according to the Fujian-Xiaman Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau.

The 42,285gt vessel will depart from Xiamen port every Friday through to the end of October.

Meanwhile, China’s State Council has issued a revised policy to ease the travelling hassle for Chinese citizens entering Taiwan. It said from the start of July, the travelling pass for Chinese citizens entering Taiwan has been extended to 10 years from five years.

The revised policy is expected to help boost the number of cruise passengers as Xiamen International Cruise Terminal embarks on further modernising and developing its cruise terminal.

The government of Xiamen has earmarked RMB18bn ($3bn) and set aside a land space of close to 100 hectares to expand the cruise terminal, with projected completion by 2018.

Hide comments
account-default-image

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish