Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal

Overlooking the Huangpu River, Shanghai is one of China's most fabled cities, mixing traditional Chinese and 21st century architecture and offering cruise travellers myriad sightseeing and entertainment opportunities. The Huangpu River separates west (Puxi) and east (Pudong) Shanghai, with the historic Bund promenade on the west side and the skyscraping Pudong New Area on the opposite bank. Shanghai boasts a rich nightlife. To see Shanghai's spectacular skyline by night, take an evening cruise around the harbour. Or head out to the theatre, opera, discos, acrobat shows, karaoke clubs and upscale lounges, or bargain in the designer boutiques that are open day and night along Nanjing Road.

 Cruise Terminals in Shanghai, China

Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal
Located at the North Bund Area in Hongkou District near downtown, Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal can accommodate up to three luxurious passenger liners at the same time

The bubble-shaped Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal, built to resemble the shape of a drop of water, can process more than a million passengers each year.

The terminal covers an area of 400,000 square meters, including an underground passenger hall and a boarding level above.

Features include high-end, luxury restaurants with views of the Bund and the Huangpu River with Lujiazui area on the opposite side of the river, and a sheltered, flexible corridor connecting the cruise ships to the passenger hall.

Wusong International Cruise Ship Terminal
The recently opened Wusong International Cruise Ship Terminal, located in the city’s Baoshan district where the Huangpu River converges with the Yangtze River and flows into the East China Sea is the city’s second major port for international cruise lines.

The new cruise terminal, expected to handle 560,000 passengers each year, has two already operational berths with two more to be available by 2012, which will give it the capacity to accommodate three or four 60,000-ton, 300-meter cruise liners at the same time.

The new terminal will have ferry and bus links to downtown Shanghai.

 Cruise Lines using Shanghai Cruise Terminals as an Embarkation / Disembarking Port

The many major cruise lines operating in Aisa using Shanghai as a port of embarkation or disembarking include Azamara Club Cruises, Costa Cruises, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Seabourn, and Silversea Cruises.

 Must See Attractions in Shanghai, China

You may not be in the mood for another cruise after leaving one of Shanghai’s two cruise ship terminals but try the cruise on the Huangpu river for a Shanghai insight. Or maybe just lose yourself in the narrow, winding alleys of Shanghai's Old Town, have tea in Huxinting Teahouse and then rest in the Garden of the Purple Clouds of Autumn and enjoy its classical Chinese landscaping.

The Bund: Stretching about a 1.6 km along the Huangpu River, China's most famous waterfront is lined with 1930's-era buildings. The waterfront park along the Bund is a popular meeting place for Chinese and foreign visitors, as well as occasional performers. There is a spacious walkway for sightseeing and early morning visitors will see young and old practising Tai Ji, martial arts, and ballroom dancing. Side streets in the area have charming 20's and 30's style shops and restaurants.

Nanjing Road: The ultimate shoppers' Mecca and Shanghai's "Fifth Avenue" offers China's greatest variety of retail stores, restaurants, sweets shops, gift boutiques, and cozy night clubs. Close by is the Central Market, a century-old outdoor market today specialising in electronic components and digital media. At the eastern end of Nanjing Road is the central section of the Bund, featuring the Peace Hotel, one of the most elegant and famous of the 1930’s-era buildings.

Shanghai Museum: Located in the center of Shanghai in People's Square, Shanghai Museum is a large museum mainly of ancient Chinese arts. The museum style and presentation surround visitors with artifacts demonstrating ancient wisdom and philosophy Over 120,000 pieces of cultural relics include ancient Chinese bronzes, sculpture, ceramics, jades, seals, calligraphy, coin and currency, paintings, Ming and Qing-dynasty furniture, and crafts of China's national minorities. The over 400 pieces of exquisite bronze wares cover the history of ancient Chinese bronze art.

Two of China's most famous jade Buddhas are housed in the Temple of the Jade Buddha, each figure carved from a single piece of white jade, with one carved in a rarely found reclining position. For one of China's finest examples of Ming Dynasty gardens and architecture, visit the 16th century Yuyuan Garden, a maze of colourful pavilions, ponds, stone dragons, arching trees and flowers, surrounding the instantly recognizable zigzag bridge. Other places of interest include the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the tallest TV tower in Asia

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These are just a few of the more than 70 ports and cruise terminals to be featured here on the port pages which are being updated daily with more port destinations

 in Shanghai

Shangahi has a subtropical maritime climate with four distinct seasons. Summers are hot and humid, with peak temperatures reaching over over 38˚C and the winters are cold. The spring and autumn are favourite destination seasons for Shanghai, but late August and September can see the advance of typhoons and heavy rain.

 in Shanghai

The Chinese Yuan (also known as Renminbi, rmb for short) is the official and legal currency in Shanghai.

It is is not permitted to use foreign currencies.

 of Shanghai

Although Mandarin is the official language of China, a local dialect of Mandarin known as Shanghainese, a dialect of Wu Chinese, is used in Shanghai.

˚Some English is spoken in business sectors or tourist areas.

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