Focus on ports in China: Sanya

By ,   August 28, 2015 ,   Cruise Industry

Sanya is situated in the southernmost tip of Hainan province in China, able to host cruise ships year-round.

The exotic Chinese port offers a tropical climate. A phase-two big-budget development of Sanya’s terminal will be completed next year, providing the ability to host up to 7 ships at once, including the Oasis-class cruise vessels. A luxury hotel will open at Sanya port before that, as well as other attractions and retail outlets.

In 2014, the port of Sanya received 71 visits and more than 156,000 passengers.

The lack of capacity is key impedance to port’s cruise growth. For example, Queen Mary 2 was turned away from berth booking as the port couldn't accommodate the liner.

While the development of Sanya port is ongoing, this summer a new berth opened, able to handle with the Voyager-class ships of Royal Caribbean.