Luxury cruise line luxury cruise ships are on their way to China.
The first to be completed are the $2.2 billion Luxury Cruise Lines China Express, a $2 billion cruise ship with a capacity of 2,000 to 3,000 passengers that will depart from Shanghai’s port on December 12.
The ship has already received the green light from China’s national carrier, and is expected to begin the first leg of its maiden voyage in March 2019.
The new ship will join a fleet of luxury cruise liners that have been in service in China since 2005.
The latest of these, the $4.8 billion Golden Princess, was launched in 2019 and has an expected service life of 10 years.
The Luxury Cruises China Express will be China’s first large-scale cruise ship to be powered by a 100-megawatt wind turbine.
“The wind turbine has made this ship one of the best performing of all the luxury cruise vessels in the world,” said Luxury China’s vice chairman, Zhang Ye, in a statement.
“With this new ship, we will continue to push our brand to the next level, building on the success we have enjoyed over the past decade.”
The first ships to enter service in 2019 are the £3.4 billion Sichuan Luxury Express and the £1.8bn Shanghai Luxury Luxury Adventure.
The Shanghai Luxurious Adventure will begin its maiden cruise in 2018 and the Sichua Luxury Expedition will arrive in 2019.
The $1.2 trillion Shanghai Luxory Express will carry up to 1,500 passengers on a single 8,000-seat ship.
It will sail from Shanghai to Sichu in 2020, with its first stop in Guangzhou, China, and its final destination in Nanjing, China.
The Sichan Luxury Voyage will take in Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen.
The $1 billion Golden Luxury Explorer will arrive at Shanghai in 2022 and depart for Nanjing in 2020.
The Shanghai Luxuries Expedition is the world’s largest luxury cruise ship.
Launched in 2016, it will have a capacity to hold 1,000 people, a 1,600-foot long (500 meters) ship, and a capacity for 1,200 guests.
The Chinese ship’s owner, the Shanghai International Cruise Line Co., has been selling tickets for the Sicheng-Shanghai voyage since 2013.
The first ship to go to the Sino-Sinai border, the Siai-Shangri-La, arrived in September 2020 and will arrive the following month.
It’s expected to carry up of 1,400 people.
The luxury cruise line is also looking to expand its service to Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan.
Luxury ships are also planned to be the world leader in luxury hotel accommodations, with a combined capacity of about 2,500 rooms.