Shanghai Ports record 180+ cruise ship visits in 2024-H1

   July 5, 2024 ,   Cruise Industry

In the first half of this year, Shanghai's cruise ports recorded 180+ entries and exits by foreign-flagged cruise vessels, as reported by the city's border inspection authorities on Thursday, July 4th.

These ships carried 840,000+ passengers. Additionally, 45,000+ entries and exits were made by foreign tourists at Shanghai's cruise ports, with 18,000 inbound visits facilitated by various visa-free policies.

On June 28th, the Shanghai Wusongkou Terminal saw a record high for the year, with 25,000+ people passing through in a single day.

During this period, five international cruise liners used Shanghai as their home port. Notably, the first large China-built cruise ship Adora Magic City embarked on its maiden voyage earlier this year and has since completed 40+ voyages.

China is experiencing a faster-than-expected resurgence of inbound tourism. The country has implemented a visa-free policy for ordinary passport holders from over a dozen countries and allows visa-free entry for foreign tourist groups aboard cruise ships at all ports along its coastline.