Shanghai: In a big sign of China’s fast growing cruise market, America’s Princess Cruises is to homeport its giant Sapphire Princess vessel in Shanghai this summer. The 104-day season, starting in May, will provide 24 roundtrip cruises featuring itineraries ranging from three to five days.
The 116,000 gt Sapphire Princess has 18 decks and 28 premium suites with private balconies, and is designed to carry 2,670 passengers. The 290 m long ship also includes a casino, duty-free shops, a fitness center and spa. [20/02/14]