A terminal for cruise ships in Prince Bay in Shekou, Shenzhen, will be put into service in November this year. It will be able to handle the world’s largest cruise ships, according to China Merchants Group.
The terminal, covering an area of more than 42,000 square meters, has a 12-story complex with over 130,000 square meters of floor space. Construction of this project, including land reclamation, cruises and a new ferry terminal building, began at December 2011.
The builder, China's state-owned Merchants Shekou Holdings Co. signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Carnival Cruise Line company in January last year to co-develop the port in Prince Bay. The US-based company, founded in 1972, is one of the world’s leading cruise lines with 10 famous cruise brands.
Cruise center under construction. Image: sznews
According to the project’s outline, the port is expected be on par with Hong Kong Disneyland as the two driving powers of tourism in the area.