Xiamen, also historically known as Amoy, is a major city on China's southeast coast. Xiamen is administered as sub-provincial city of Fujian province, and has an area of 1,699.39 km2 (656.14 ml2) and a population of 3,531,350 (as of 2010). The urban area of the city includes the old urban island area. It covers all 6 districts of Xiamen and has a total urban population of 1,861,290. It also borders Quanzhou and Zhangzhou making it a unique built-up area of over 5 million people. Jinmen (Kinmen) Islands are administered by the Republic of China and lie less than 10 km (6.2 miles) away.
Being one of the world's major Hokkien-speaking cities and the largest in China, Xiamen and the surrounding southern Fujian cities are the ancestral homes to vast communities of overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia: Singapore, parts of Malaysia and the Indonesian Riau Province. Xiamen was a treaty port during the 19th century and one of the 4 original Special Economic Zones that were opened to foreign trade and investment when China started economic reforms during the early 1980s.
The city of Xiamen is known for its colonial architecture, mild climate, low pollution and Hoklo influence. In 2006, it was ranked as China's 2nd "most suitable city for living", and China's "most romantic leisure city" for 2011.
Xiamen features a well-developed economy. The most important economic activities include shipbuilding, fishing, food processing, textiles, tanning, machine tool manufacturing, telecommunications, financial services. Xiamen has economic relations with 162 countries worldwide, and benefits from foreign capital, particularly from Macau, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Xiamen has excellent air, road, rail and port infrastructure. During the last years, it has invested over RMB 30 billion in infrastructure construction. Port of Xiamen is a huge deepwater port located on the northern part of the island of Xiamen. It has a superb natural harbour, well connected to mainland by rail and road. The Port of Xiamen has been one of the busiest in China since the early 1980s. In 2013, it ranked among world's top 17 ports for container freight. Xiamen is also a major base for making medium-sized and large container vessels and yachts.
For 2016, the cruise port handled a total of 200,800 passengers (14.3% increase over 2015) and 79 ship calls. In 2017, these numbers grew to 126 ship calls and around 300,000 cruise ship passengers.
Highlights: Amoy Island, Nanputuo Temple
Xiamen cruise terminal
The image showns Xiamen island's new International Cruise Terminal in the port's Dongdu area.
In 2016, Xiamen International Cruise Terminal started a berth expansion project (scheduled completion in 2018). The expanded wharf has 3 berths and capacity to berth 1 large cruise liner plus 2 medium-sized ships simultaneously. The port also built a new passenger terminal with capacity 6,000 passengers. The Xiamen homeport project also includes as waterfront facilities retail shops, entertainment venues, hotels, commercial zones.
Port Xiamen 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 Xiamen, China. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|Day||Ship||Arrival||Departure||Next Port of Call|
|9 October, 2018|
|Viking Orion||Ishigaki Island, Japan|
|20 October, 2018|
|Diamond Princess||10:00||17:00||Da Nang, Vietnam|
The Xiamen 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 Xiamen, China.
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