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South Korea Opens Its Largest Cruise Ship Terminal

By ,   May 2, 2019 ,   Cruise Industry

South Korea’s largest cruise ship terminal opened on April 26 in Songdo, an international business district in Incheon, west of Seoul, port authorities announced.

Port Incheon cruise terminal Golden Harbor (Songdo)

Since 2013, Incheon Port Authority has spent 28 billion won (US$24 million) to build the 2-story terminal with a total of 7,364 m2 (79,265 ft2) of floor space. 

Songdo cruise ship terminal

On the same day, the 2,800-passenger Costa Serena left the port for the Japanese city of Fukuoka on a 6-day itinerary that ends in Busan.

Six different organizations signed an agreement to cooperate on promotion of cruise tourism: Incheon Port Authority, the local governments of Yeonsu district and Incheon city, Korea Tourism Organization, Incheon Tourism Organization, Lotte Tour Development.

Port Incheon cruise ship terminal Golden Harbor

The new cruise terminal in Incheon is the biggest in the nation as well as the first of its kind close to the capital.