Hong Kong has great potential to capture the opportunities brought about by the growth in the Asia Pacific market:
Natural advantages and modern infrastructure
Victoria Harbour – wide and deep with no air draft limit;
Aviation network covering the whole world as well as excellent infrastructure to facilitate “fly-cruise” passengers;
Experienced tourism trade, providing support services to cruise companies and passengers on international standards;
Locating at a strategic geographical position in Asia Pacific and offering diverse choices for cruise itinerary; and
Well-equipped with cruise berthing facilities, including the Ocean Terminal
located at Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon, as well as the
Kai Tak Cruise Terminal
commissioned in June 2013, which is located at the tip of the former Kai Tak runway and can accommodate the largest cruise vessels in the world.
Hong Kong - a must-go destination
Convenient and diversified shopping facilities providing tourists with abundant choices and unforgettable shopping experience;
Hong Kong with a unique cultural blend of east and west, combining modern architecture with traditional antiques, local cultural characteristics with British colonial relics can be observed everywhere.
Strategic Directions and Initiatives for Cruise Tourism Development in Hong Kong
The Government is committed to developing Hong Kong into a cruise hub in the region and has formulated a set of comprehensive strategies and directions for cruise tourism development to seize the opportunities brought about by the growth in the international cruise tourism market, as well as to ensure the balanced, healthy and sustainable development of cruise tourism in Hong Kong.
The specific strategic directions pursued by the Government in developing cruise tourism include driving more ship deployment to Hong Kong, cultivating Hong Kong as a cruise destination, diversifying cruise tourism market and elevating Hong Kong’s profile in the international cruise trade.
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