Cruise ships in Estonia. Photo by Pjotr Mahhonin (CC 3.0)


China’s cruise industry has ballooned over the past few years – and forecast to continue growing to 4.5 million passengers by 2020, as reported by the Maritime Executive.

So it shouldn’t be a surprise that China’s shipbuilders announced they will build a cruise ship of their own.

Maritime Executive: A China State Shipbuillding Corporation (CSSC) yard has announced that it will cut steel for the nation’s first domestically built cruise ship in just a few years’ time. The ship will be the first in a $4 billion joint venture between Carnival, China Investment Corporation, and CSSC.

The new ship will join a growing host of offerings in China by foreign cruise companies, including six vessels operated or planned by Carnival, one newbuilding commissioned by Norwegian for 2017, and four ships owned by Royal Carribean.

Read more from the Maritime Executive here…


posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee