By 2020, the cruise line sector is predicted to contribute 51 billion yuan to the Chinese economy, according to a report by major OTA LY.com.
Sansha, China's southern-most city, plans to further boost its tourism industry with a second cruise ship to the Xisha Islands by year's end.
Carnival Corp Plc said its Golden Princess cruises will offer an array of voyages departing from the port of Tianjin in North China starting in 2016.
A new owner is set to invest billions in Crystal Cruises, pivoting the brand from a cruise-only company to a veritable lifestyle fleet of ships...and even a Boeing 787.
Shanghai overtook New York to become the eight busiest cruise port in the world, with 240 cruises using Shanghai as home port in 2014, a growth of 42.9% y-o-y.
A forecast by Shanghai International Shipping Institute shows Chinese cruise travelers are expected to range between 8 million-10 million by 2030.
More than 200 divers combed a capsized Chinese ship in the Yangtze River on looking for more than 400 missing people, many of them elderly tourists.
Genting Hong Kong has completed the acquisition of Crystal Cruises from Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha for a total transaction of US$550 million.
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