Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (SWS) started the construction of the first "Made in China" cruise ship with a traditional ceremony. The giant ship, which has not yet been named, will be capable of carrying 2 cabins and 800 passengers in the suite. The ship is aimed to be completed and launched in 4.
Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. is a subsidiary company of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC). In this historical project, both the Italian Fincantieri Shipyard and the Chinese Cruise Technology Development Co. Ltd. (CCTD-Cruise Technology Development Company).
The company that ordered the newly built ship, also a partner of CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping Limited, founded by this company in 2017 and will also be responsible for the ship's operation. However, since the excursions will only be marketed in China, the interior design of the giant ship is also designed according to the taste of potential Chinese travelers. On the other hand, it is stated that there are already some opinions for the construction of other ships within the framework of the same partnership. Production is proceeding exactly as planned, despite the difficult times that are going on. The developments are a very positive indicator for the future of the cruise industry, namely the cruise industry in China.
Source: China International Radio