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Zhao Shang Yi Dun (ex Viking Sun) ready for maiden voyage from China

The first Chinese-flag luxury cruise ship, Zhao Shang Yi Dun, is planned to set sail in October as cruising resumes in mainland China.

The former Viking Sun is the first ship in a joint venture between China Merchants Shekou and Viking.

Zhao Shang Yi Dun will offer a series of seven-night cruises to destinations on China's coast. Thirteen voyages are scheduled in 2021.

Three itineraries from Shanghai and Shenzhen

Sailing from Shanghai and Shenzhen, the three itineraries combine opportunities to experience national minorities’ traditional culture and contemporary culture.

They are Shanghai, Zhoushan, Dongtou Island (Wenzhou), Xiamen and Shenzhen; Shenzhen - Sanya; and Shenzhen, Haikou, Sanya and Fenjiezhou Island (Hainan).

The first voyage is scheduled to depart Oct. 1 from Shekou cruise homeport, Shenzhen, visiting Sanya in Hainan province.