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The first cruise ship built in China sets sail on its maiden voyage

The first cruise ship built in China sets sail on its maiden voyage

It is the first cruise ship built in China. to'Adora Magic City It departed from Shanghai port on Monday, January 1, 2024 on its maiden voyage: bound for South Korea and Japan. With this ship, Beijing wants to catch up with the construction of these huge cruise ships.

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And in pictures from Chinese official televisionAdora Magic City She sails and displays her gigantism: 323 meters long and 16 decks high.

On board are restaurants, theatres, a water park and a shopping centre. The ship has 2,125 cabins and can accommodate up to 5,246 passengers.

This is the first large cruise ship built in our country, and I am very proud of it », rejoices this woman who was interviewed on the plane.

It must be said that the delivery of this liner has been long overdue, and has been postponed several times due to Covid. Its opening represents China's ambitions in the cruise ship sector. Beijing wants to catch up with other countries such as France.

to'Adora Magic City It is part of a larger order for this type of boat built in China on the initiative of the giant national shipbuilding company CSSC, and regardless of the carbon footprint of these highly polluting boats. A second, larger ship is still in Chinese shipyards. It is expected to be delivered by the end of 2026.

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