Sanya port welcomes first international cruise call of 2019 season
Sanya Phoenix Island International Cruise Terminal has welcomed the first cruise call of the 2019 season with the arrival of Westerdam cruise ship from the internationally renowned Holland America Line.
The cruise set off from Alaska, US and arrived at the Sanya Port on January 1st, 2019. The vessel is operated on the 40-day around-the-world voyage. Sanya is the six stop port of its en route to China. It is the third largest ship in the Holland America Line and can hold up to 82,348 tons. Passengers are provided with first-rate facilities and a variety of recreational activities.
The ship brought 1,855 passengers from countries and regions such as the US, Australia, UK, the Netherlands and Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan during its visit.
As a tropical seaside resort city, Sanya has a pleasant climate and beautiful natural scenery to help develop its cruise tourism industry. It has attracted more tourists from home and abroad as cruise trips have become increasingly popular in the city since 2006. It is a wonderful way to share Sanya’s charming tropical scenery and colorful tourist attractions with the world.
According to Tang Sixian, Consulting Director for the Sanya Tourism Development Commission, Sanya will develop more cruise routes to upgrade its tourism in 2019. Significant support will be offered to tourism-related enterprises looking to develop cruise products and provide safe, comfortable and pleasant cruise trips for tourists.
It has been reported that two more large cruise ships will arrive in Sanya on February 4th and 6th, 2019.