|Advance information on Shanghai cruise ships in 2013
|The "Advance Information on Cruise Ships to Arrive in Shanghai in 2013" has been released. The ships will dock at Wusong Paotaiwan International Cruise Terminal and Shanghai International Passenger Cruise Terminal. According to the latest sailing arrangements this year, Shanghai will see another "peak year" of cruise ships.
It is reported that various luxury cruise ships will make a confirmed number of 330 trips into and out of Shanghai in 2013, up 34% over 2012. It is anticipated that there will be 5 more itineraries using Shanghai as the homeport. In addition to Royal Caribbean`s Voyager of the Seas and Costa Crociere`s Victoria which will continue their presence in Shanghai, Royal Carribean`s Mariner, Costa Crociere`s Atlantic and Star Cruises` Gemini will swell the ranks of the cruise ships already operating in Shanghai.
It is reported that Costa Crociere`s Victoria will arrive in Shanghai on February 25 this year and run until October 11, scheduled to make a total of 68 trips into and out of the city; Costa Atlantic, from July 3 to November 3, 58 trips; Royal Caribbean`s Voyager of the Seas , from March 31 to June 5, 52 trips; Star Cruises` Gemini, from April 6 to October 6, 82 trips.
In addition, such frequent visitors to Shanghai as Diamond Princess, Queen Mary II, Queen Victoria, Oceania Nautica, Seven Seas Voyager, Amsterdam, Hansetic and Bremen will continue their operations in Shanghai this year. First-time visitors will also include Volendam, Aurora, Millennium and Azamara Journey.