Kai Tak Cruise Terminal

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Kai Tak Cruise Terminal
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 as a dining hub blending Chinese and international cuisines, with some of the restaurants featured in the Michelin Dining Guide on Hong Kong;
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.
For more details on the "Strategic Directions and Initiatives on Cruise Tourism Development in Hong Kong", please click here.
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Kai Tak Cruise Terminal
Kai Tak Cruise Terminal
Development parameters of the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal -
Cruise Terminal
Number of Berths
Length of Apron Area
850 metres
Water Depth
12 metres to 13 metres (for dredging)
Air Draft Restriction
Customs, Immigration and Health Quarantine Operation
To clear 3,000 passengers per hour
Cruise vessels that can berth at Cruise Terminal
Displacement Tonnage
Gross Tonnage
Length Overall
360 metres
Construction of the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal which is located at the tip of the former Kai Tak runway commenced in May 2010 with construction cost around HK$6.6 billion. The terminal building commenced operation together with the first berth in June 2013. The terminal building is a highly functional and efficient iconic architecture for providing world-class services.

The three-storey terminal building features highly functional and efficient terminal and passenger clearance facilities. The terminal can also be used as an event venue for holding conventions and exhibitions. Its facilities and ancillary commercial areas are managed and operated by the terminal operator – Worldwide Cruise Terminals (WCT).

Apart from the berthing facilities, the Chinese and Western eateries in the ancillary commercial areas and other ancillary facilities (including the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal Park and the communal areas on the second floor of the terminal building) are open to the public daily. Currently, there are daily minibus service, franchised bus services and ferry service connecting the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal with other areas. The service details can be found at the following links:
Kowloon Motor Bus franchised bus route No.5R (connecting Ngau Tau Kok and Kwun Tong)
Citybus franchised bus route No.22 (connecting MTR Kowloon Tong Station)
Citybus franchised bus route No.22M (connecting MTR Kai Tak Station)
Green minibus route No.86 (connecting to Kowloon Bay)
Licensed ferry service (between North Point and Kwun Tong)
For the ship call schedule and other information of the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, please visit the website of the terminal operator.
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Advisory Committee on Cruise Industry
The Government attaches equal importance to the software development for the cruise market in Hong Kong. We have established an Advisory Committee on Cruise Industry (ACCI) in January 2008, which is an advisory body to advise the Government on measures enhancing the development of Hong Kong as a regional cruise hub. Members of the Committee include key players in the cruise market, tourism industry, and the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB).
Cruise Tourism Promotion
On promotion of cruise tourism, ACCI liaises closely with the cruise market and tourism industry on promoting cruise tourism and developing new itineraries. HKTB also works closely with ACCI in promoting cruise tourism so as to consolidate Hong Kong's status as the Asia cruise hub.
Manpower Supply
On manpower supply, we have listed some cruise-related courses provided by post-secondary institutions and training bodies in Hong Kong for reference by trade members and the public.
The following lists out some training courses under different levels as recognised under the qualifications framework in Hong Kong for reference and some of them involve content relating to the cruise industry. Enquiries on the detailed information of each training course as well as on the qualifications and other requirements for engaging in cruise-related positions should be directed to the respective institutions and trade organisations.
Name of the Course/ Programme
Duration and Mode of Study
Relevant Curriculum/ Objective
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)

(School of Hotel and Tourism Management)
4 years
Cruise Services and Management

(3 credits) as an elective
2 years
Cruise Line Operations and Management

(3 credits) as an elective
Higher Diploma
2 years
Cruise Industry and Land Transport
Higher Diploma
2 years
Cruise Industry and Land Transport
Higher Diploma
2 years
Cruise Operations Management
Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE)

(Tsing Yi)

(IVE Engineering Discipline In-service Training Office)
Half year
1) Cruise Operations;
2) Vocational Safety Training for Cruise Services;
3) Fire Safety Training for Cruise Services and
4) Workplace Practices
1 year
The topics on cruise travellers behaviour, cruise products knowledge, cruise vacation planning & reservation, and the tour guide skills for cruise visitors are included in the programme
Information as at 25 November 2022.
The list is by no means exhaustive and is for reference only.
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