Inchon (officially Incheon Metropolitan City) is located in northwestern South Korea, bordering Gyeonggi and Seoul to the east. Inhabited since New Stone Age, Incheon was home to just 4,700 people in 1883 when it became an international port. Today, around 3 million people live in the city, ranking it Korea’s 3rd most populous city - following Seoul and Busan. The city's growth has been assured in modern times with the development of the port due to its natural advantages as coastal city and the proximity to South Korean capital. It's part of Seoul Capital Area, along with Seoul and Gyeonggi Province, forming the 2nd-largest metropolitan area by population in the world.
Incheon has since led Korea's economic development by opening its port to the outside world, ushering in the modernization of Korea as an industrial centre. In 2003, the city was designated as Korea's first "free economic zone". Since then, global enterprises and large local companies have increasingly invested in Incheon Free Economic Zone, including Samsung company which chose Songdo International City as its new investment destination for bio industry.
- In March 2017, Incheon - a major port of call for cruise ships from China to South Korea and Japan, was on alert as China's government officially ordered Chinese travel agencies to halt selling South Korean cruises. The measure was in retaliation for Seoul's push for US military deployment (advanced anti-missile system) on its territory. China harshly criticized South Korea's decision to introduce the advanced THAAD system, posing threats to its security. In 2017, there were a total of 43 scheduled cruise ship visits to Incheon port, of which 30 (around 70%) were departures from ports in China.
- In 2016, the cruise port handled a total of 62 ship calls with around 165,000 passengers. Of those, 47 (around 75.8%) were departures from China.
Incheon cruise terminal
Via a joint venture company, the South Korean government is currently building a new cruise ship terminal in Port Incheon. The International Passenger Terminal is an USD 580 million investment. When completed in 2019, the new facility will have capacity to berth even the world's largest cruise ships of the Royal Caribbean's Oasis class.
The Incheon cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Incheon, Seoul, South Korea.
If you lose the Incheon location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Incheon cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Incheon, Seoul, South Korea. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|Day||Ships in port|
31 March, 2017
2 March, 2017
6 March, 2017
18 March, 2017
20 March, 2017
27 March, 2017
30 March, 2017