New terminal will change the face of Hong Kong cruising


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The addition of a new $1 billion terminal in Hong Kong will make the city capable of accommodating the largest ships in the industry today. For years, Hong Kong has been a desired destination for cruisers and companies alike, and the new port will secure the city’s position as a must-visit cruise destination.

The impressive size of the new Kai Tak terminal will allow Hong Kong to accommodate four large ships at once. Plans for the terminal also include 100 check-in stations, five passenger bridges and even a landscaped rooftop park on its third story with spectacular views of Victoria Harbor.

Hong Kong boasts many appeals for cruisers: cultural treasures, world-class shopping, a great harbor, and a comfortable yet exotic feel that makes it an extremely accessible destination for English-speaking travelers.

Thanks to a large international airport, Hong Kong also makes an ideal destination for a pre- or post-cruise trip, and not just a port of call. However, for those who are visiting as a stop on a cruise, a forthcoming water transport system is in the works to ease the distance between downtown Hong Kong and the new cruise terminal.