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China Cruise Adversaria in 2015

2016-02-01 16:54 From:CCYIA
January On Jan. 4, Costa Atlantica arrived at theshipyard of Shanghai Huarun Dadong Dockyard Co. Ltd, which was located inChongming Island, for 18-day reparation. This was the first time for China torepair the running cruise ship. On Jan. 8, China cr

January

On Jan. 4, Costa Atlantica arrived at the shipyard of Shanghai Huarun Dadong Dockyard Co. Ltd, which was located in Chongming Island, for 18-day reparation. This was the first time for China to repair the running cruise ship.

On Jan. 8, China cruise-crew-major teaching cooperation center was founded in Tianjin Marine College. The center was under the navigation major instruction committee of national transport vocational teaching instruction committee.

On Jan. 10, CCYIA’s leadership transition conference was held in Beijing. In the conference, the third session of chairman of the council was elected. Hu Wenming, who was board chairman and the secretary of the Party Committee of CSSC at that time, became the new chairman. And vice-chairman and general secretary of CCYIA, Zheng Weihang still deals with the routine affairs.

On Jan. 27, Shekou industrial zone co.ltd, which belonged to China Merchants Group, signed MOU with American Carnival Group. The two parties would together develop Shenzhen prince bay cruise homeport and would together establish China native cruise brand.

In January, www.wskcruise.com started the business, which was invested by WSICT and operated by Shanghai Wusongkou international travel agency.

 

 

February

On February 9, Seven Seas Cruises held the steel plate cutting ceremony in Meyer shipbuilding co.ltd in Papen burg in Germany, which started the construction project of the cruise ship, Genting World.

On February 16, National Tourism Administration issued the announcement of mainland travel group to Japan and Korea via Hongkong and Taiwan by cruise ship. From March 1, 2015, it was permitted for mainland travel group to return after visiting Japan and Korea via Hongkong and Taiwan by the same cruise ship.

On February 19, the cruise ship, Seven Seas Navigation, berthed at Dalian port. 700 visitors from America and Europe began the 12-hour trip in Dalian, which was the first time for Dalian to berth big luxury cruise ship.

In February, it was reported by relative statistics that in 2014, the number of Asian cruise guests was 10% of the number of the global cruise guests, which has overcome North Europe. Such number has ranked the third of the world, second only to Caribbean and Mediterranean. 

 

 

March

On Mar. 1, the cruise ship, Costa Atlantica, started its 86-day trip to the world from Shanghai WSICT. This was the first cruise ship that started the world trip from China.

On Mar. 3, Genting Hongkong announced that it has signed the contract to buy Japanese Crystal Cruises with 550,000,000 dollars.

On Mar. 25, CEO of RCCL, Michael Bayley, announced that new cruise ship of Ovation of the seas would come to China in 2016. It would start the summer line from Tianjin. Thus RCCL would arrange the second new cruise ship in China, which would be the fifth big cruises ship.

On Mar. 28, National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Commerce together announced the vision and action of together promoting establishing silk-road economic belt and 21st century silk-road on the sea. In the aspect of tourism development, the responsible person of office of “one belt and one road” leading group said that the tourism scale should be expanded; international competitive tourism line and tourism products with silk-road characters should be jointly established; the level of visa facilitation should be improved so as to improve the 21st century cruise cooperation of silk-road on the sea.

In March, to develop Gaoxiong homeport, the cruise ship of Superstar Aquarius, belonging to Star cruises, started its journey of two homeports, Gaoxiong and Hongkong.

 

 

April

On April 9, in Shanghai Baoshan district, great project promotion conference in 2015 and WSICT follow-up project starting ceremony were held. After WSICT follow-up project, four cruise ships could berth at WSICT simultaneously.

On April 20, the cruise ship, Henna, chartered by Xiamen tourism group, started its first voyage, which also started Xiamen cruise period of 2015.

On April 25, Costa group announced that the cruise ship, Costa Fortuna, full of romantic art atmosphere, would step into Chinese market in April, 2016. Thus 4 Costa ships would operate in China and in 2016 the whole operating capacity of Costa group would increase by 38%.

On April 28, many cruise-major teachers from more than ten colleges around China gathered in Dalian Marine University and discussed the writing of the first batch of teaching materials of cruise crew major. Among these teaching materials, CCYIA was responsible for the basic textbooks, English-Chinese Dictionary of Cruise terms and Cruise English Handbook.

On April 29, Qingdao port signed the contract with China Resources Group and China Merchants Group to together develop Qingdao Homeport City.

On April 29, the first cruise ship of Chinese Taishan, operated and managed by Chinese people, returned to Zhoushan port with 900 passengers. Thus the first journey to Taiwan of five nights with six days ended.

At the end of April, the layout designing plan of the cruise port in China coastal cities was announced by MOT. By 2030, along the coast line, 2 or 3 homeport would play the leading role. The port of departure would be the main body while the calling port would be complementary. The port system would be with sound function, good service, enough safety and swift convenience. A batch of world-famous competitive cruise line, which would be fit for Chinese tourists, would be established. Thus China would be one of the three biggest cruise transportation markets in the world. The number of cruise tourists would be among the forefront of the world ranking.

 

 

May

From May, the big cruise ships with homeport of Tianjin began to arrive one by one. Thus the cruise season started then until the winter for the first time.

On May 15, the big cruise ship of new century, Skysea, sponsored by Ctrip and other investment organizations, started its first trip.

 On May 20, Shanghai Baoshan municipal government held Cruise Economy Summit. CCYIA proposed that it was time to strengthen cruise inbound tourism.

On May 29, Qingdao cruise homeport started into use. The cruise ship, New Century, Skysea with more than 2,000 guests started its journey to Japan. The implementation of Qingdao homeport filled the gaps of Shangdong cruise economy.

 

 

June

On Jun. 14, the tourism product of air transportation and sea transportation started. More than 1,200 guests experienced the new product of fly+cruise, developed together by Tianjin homeport, Tianjin airport and the relative travel agencies.

In the middle of June, the state council approved the joint conference system of entry port affairs by ministers, with the convener of vice premier, Wang Yang. At the same time the coordination instruction committee of State electric entry port construction affairs was canceled.

On Jun. 24, the cruise ship of Quantum of the seas, belonging to RCCL, arrived at WSICT, Shanghai. On Jun. 25, it started its Asian trip with the homeport of Shanghai.

In June, it was for the first time that 8 cruise ships operated simultaneously in Shanghai. The eight cruise ships were: Mariner of the seas, Quantum of the seas, Costa Victoria, Costa Atlantica, Costa Serena, Sapphire Princess, New Century and Henna.

In June, with the continuous spread of MERS, Costa, RCCL, Princess Cruise, and Skysea Cruise all declared that they would take positive measures to treat MERS. All the cruise ships would change the Korean ports into Japanese ports.

 

 

July

On Jul. 1, Taiwan and Mainland cruise and yacht industry forum was held in Gaoxiong. All the participants believe that the tourism line between Taiwan and mainland would be booming.

On Jul. 21, the office at dock of Xiamen Inspection and Quarantine Bureau and the homeport office of Xiamen customs together started the model of joint inspection to passengers’ carryings.

On Jul. 22, Genting Hongkong declared that Crystal Cruises would add 6 cruise ships in the next 3 years and would extend to aviation tourism business.

On Jul. 23, Carnival group declared that in 2016 the cruise ship of Golden Princess which could carry 2600 guests would start its journey with the homeport of Tianjin for North China Market.

In July, Skysea cruises and Ctrip have reached strategic cooperation. As two separate businesses under CTRIP group, the two parties would make further cooperation in conference tourism products and service creation.

In July, the office of Fujian Municipal Government declared several opinions on accelerating Xiamen homeport construction. It clarified to develop cruise lines and cruise products; to improve management and service level; to establish cruise safety and emergency system. Up to 2020, the globally competitive regional homeport in Xiamen would be built.

 

 

August

On August 4, the ship berth of 150,000 tons was completed in the second stage of Sanya phoenix homeport. On August 8, Navigator of the seas arrived there, which was the first time for such big cruise ship to berth in Hainan.

On August 11, the State Council declared several opinions on further promoting tourism investment and consumption (No.62, 2015 by the office of the State Council)

On Aug. 11, the advising conference of China Cruise Tourism Development Design, which was compiled by CCYIA, was held in National Tourism Administration.

On Aug. 20, CSSC, as the chairman unit of CCYIA, and China Investment Co.ltd signed the comprehensive strategic contract in Beijing to together build big cruise industry.

On Aug. 21, China Transport construction group and China CTS group signed the contract with Sanya municipal government to establish joint venture cooperation in Sanya. The three parties would together step into China cruise industry.

On Aug. 24 and 26, organized by CCYIA, the conferences of cruise ship charting by travel agencies and OTA were held in Shanghai and Shenzhen.

 

 

September

On Sep. 1, implementation plan (2015--2020) of pollution protection for ships and ports was announced by MOT. It has made the timetable and route map of pollution protection for ships and ports in the following 5 years. 90% of the ships in the port and state-financed ships should use electricity while berthing. 50% of the container, passenger liner and cruise port should be able to offer electricity on shore.

On Sep. 2, MSC and Caesar tourism group together announced that they would establish strategic partnership. In May, 2016, the cruise ship, MSC Lirica would come to China with the homeport of Shanghai. This was the longest and the biggest cooperation between Cruise Company and travel agency in China.

At the beginning of September, Shanghai Tourism Administration and Shanghai industrial and commercial bureau jointly made the propaganda and the training for Shanghai cruise tourism contract (demonstration version 2015).

On Sep. 10, the cruise ship of Chinese Taishan held the first voyaging ceremony in Dalian port.

On Sep. 21, the cruise ship of Chinese Taishan voyaged to Qingdao homeport for the first time.

On Sep. 21, the third conference of Asia cruise exemplary case was held in Sanya phoenix port.

 

 

October

On Oct. 9, the cruise ship of Sapphire Princess started its business with the homeport of Tianjin.

From Oct. 13 to Oct. 15, CCS10, held by CCTA and jointly undertaken by CCYIA, Shanghai Hongkou municipal government, Shanghai aquatic tourism promotion center, succeeded in Hongkou district, Shanghai.

On Oct. 13, the unveiling ceremony of council of Asia Cruise College was successfully held on CCS10.

On Oct.14, national cruise tourism promotion conference (2015) was held on CCS10. Leaders of the tourism Administration from 35 cruise destination cities all attended the conference.

On Oct. 16, cruise tourism alley of the 21st century Silk Road on the sea was founded in Sanya.

In October, the State Council adjusted some measures on Beijing tourism affairs. From that time to May 5, 2018, qualified joint-venture travel agencies in Beijing were permitted to operate Chinese outbound tourism businesses (including Hongkong, Macau and Taiwan).

 

 

November

On Nov. 2, the cruise ship of Chinese Taishan started its journey from Qingdao to Jilong, Taizhong, Gaoxiong, Hualian in Taiwan, which also started the around-Taiwan-island trip in autumn. This cruise line was the first line from Shandong to Taiwan.

On Nov. 2, the cruise ship of Costa Victoria berthed at the second berth at Sanya phoenix homeport, which symbolized in one day the port could berth 3 cruise ships for the first time. The berthing project and tourists’ clearance could be done at night. In one day almost 6000 person-times visited Sanya, which made the new history record.

On Nov. 4, the cruise ship of Superstar Libra started its journey to Vietnam with the homeport of Tianjin.

On Nov. 6, the cruise ship of Superstar Virgo arrived at Nansha port in Guangzhou and started its first voyage. In January, 2016, it would start its line with the homeport of Guangzhou and Sanya.

On Nov. 12, the hotel and tourism management college of Hongkong Polytechnic University announced the researching achievement of the project: How to improve Hongkong’s competitiveness as a regional junction from the viewpoint of the government’s policy.

On Nov. 13, the first important component of variable-frequency power sources, which was the first main equipment of variable-frequency electricity on shore in WSICT, has been put into the right place. It symbolized the biggest, the most efficient, and in technology the most difficult electricity project on shore stepped into construction stage.

On Nov. 14, Genting Hongkong announced that a new cruise brand, Dream Cruise, came into being, which symbolized the first native upscale cruise brand in Asia was founded.

On Nov. 23, Shanghai Baoshan municipal government held the cruise planning conference in the thirteen five-year plan. Two projects, research on Shanghai Baoshan cruise industrial chain development and research on Shanghai cruise inbound tourism, which were made by CCYIA, were highly praised by leaders from Baoshan municipal government and the experts onsite.

In November, AIDA Cruises announced that in 2017 the luxury cruise ship of AIDA Bella would start its Chinese journey with the homeport of Shanghai.

In Nov., the cruise ship of Henna has been over 30 years old. So it has ended its business journey. Since its first trip on Sep. 28, 2013, Henna has run more than 70 voyages with the homeport of Shanghai and has entertained more than 260,000 person-times to make inbound and outbound tourism.

 

 

December

On Dec. 3, Diamond Cruises of Taihu Lake international travel agency announced that the cruise ship of Glory of the seas has arrived in Shanghai from Germany.

On Dec. 4, Carnival group announced that Ms. Wang Ping was promoted to VP of Chinese Market of Princess Cruises. She would be responsible for Princess Cruises and Queen Cruises in Chinese Markets.

On Dec. 16, Xiamen joined the Asia Cruise exemplary case. After joining the case, all the cruise ships that berthed in Hongkong, Taiwan, Philippines, Hainan province and Xiamen would be rewarded for encouragement.

On Dec. 16, the cruise ship of Quantum of the seas went to Hongkong Kai Tak Cruise Terminal and started its business with the homeport of Hongkong. The cruise ship voyaged to Okinawa for the six-day holiday.

From Dec. 22 to Dec. 28, Shanghai cruise tourism contract was open to the public for opinions. This version explains the definition of cruise tourism, cruise tourism contract, cruise tourism insurance, and special noting duty and so on. This was the first cruise tourism industrial regulation in China.

In December, the cruise ship of Costa Atlantica extended its line to winter holiday and the spring festival for the consumers in North China. This was the first time that winter cruise line continued to operate in Tianjin.

 


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