Sasebo is a special port city of the Japan's Nagasaki Prefecture. The city has population of around 260,000 and includes part of the Saikai National Park. In the city's southern part is located the Huis Ten Bosch amusement park.
The city was founded in 1902. In 1945 it suffered severe damages (when almost half of the city was destroyed) during the June 29th US bombings. At the very end of WWII, Sasebo was among the 17 targets pre-selected by the USA (with the UK's consent) for the dropping of the uranium gun-type atomic bomb (named Little Boy).
With a population of around 260,000, current-day Sasebo City is a merger of Sasebo with Sechibaru and Yoshii (merged in 2005), Kosaza and Uku (merged in 2006) and Emukae and Shikamachi (merged in 2010). The port also has an active fleet of fishing vessels. The shipbuilding yard (Sasebo Heavy Industries Co) is adjacent to the naval base.
On January 31, 2017, Sasebo was selected as one of all 6 Japanese ports to receive private funding for structural upgrades of their cruise terminal facilities.
- The project aimed to attract more cruise ships and to increase the number of visiting international passengers. The other ports in that list are Yokohama, Shimizu, Yatsushiro-Kumamoto, Motobu and Miyakojima.
- At the above listed ports, cruise companies will build passenger terminals and other port facilities using their own funds. Other companies and lines / operators will be also allowed to use these facilities. However, the cruise ship companies that will build the new port facilities will be given priority to use the wharfs.
- The companies involved in the port building project are NYK Cruises (subsidiary of the Japanese cargo shipping corporation Nippon Yusen Kaisha / NYK Line) and RCCL (Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd).
- In 2016, the number of cruise ship visitors to Japan reached 1,9 million. In comparison, 2013 season's statistics showed only 174,000 passengers.
The Sasebo 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 Sasebo, Japan.
If you lose the Sasebo 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 Sasebo 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 Sasebo, Japan. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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19 April, 2018