CSSC to build first Chinese luxury cruise shipStaff Writer | June 1, 2017
China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) announced that it will build China’s first luxury cruise ship, which is expected to begin operations as early as 2021.
Cruising 323.6 meters long and 37.2 meters wide
CSSC will work with American cruise company Carnival, Italian shipbuilding company Fincantieri and British Lloyd’s Register to build the ship.
The move reflects the vigorous development of the country’s cruise industry, said Wu.
China’s cruise market is developing fast with the number of outbound cruise passengers topping 2 million in 2016, according to figures from the China Cruise and Yacht Industry Association.
Experts forecast Chinese will make 10 million cruise trips annually by 2025, becoming the most dynamic cruise market in the Asia-Pacific region.
China is currently the world’s eighth-biggest cruise market. ■