The Guangzhou Nansha International Cruise Home Port opened on November 17th and saw the COSTA ROMANTICA set sail to Yaeyama Islands, Japan which is the first cruise to depart from the port.
[Video provided by Guangzhou Port Group]
Being the biggest cruise home port complex nationwide, the Guangzhou Nansha international cruise port covers a total area of 760 thousand square meters and its berths are available for the biggest cruise by far which is up to 225 thousand tons.
It’s also China’s first cruise home port that is directly linked with metro lines. Passengers are able to reach the port via a 500-meter walk from the Nansha Passenger Port Station of Guangzhou Metro Line 4. The port is also surrounded by many expressways. It takes half an hour maximum from the port to Guangzhou South Railway Station and about an hour to Guangzhou’s CBD as well as other major cities in the Pearl River Delta.
Thus far, Nansha has been operating 9 cruise lines to 12 destinations including Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines, making it a cruise port with one of the largest numbers of cruise lines to South East Asia in Chinese mainland.
It’s believed that there will be more cruise lines chose to park at Nansha in the future because of the recent release of the 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit Policy in Guangdong which offers 144-hour visa-free transit services to foreign travelers from 53 countries when transferring through the province.
The port is also expected to contribute to the development of the cruise port cluster in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area together with the Shekou Prince Bay Cruise Homeport in Shenzhen and the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal in Hong Kong.
Reported by Jasmine
Edited by Wing