The Genting Dream ship has been operating cruises to nowhere from Hong Kong for the past few weeks.
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Where this presented a barrier for many tourism operators, Genting Cruise Lines' president Kent Zhu said they were able to use it to their advantage.
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50% of the global cruise fleet is expected to be back in service by the end of August 2021.
The vessel, which will have a capacity of up to 1,300 people, is designed to promote the green development of Yangtze River shipping.
CCS15 will play to a key theme of developing the Greater Bay Area for cruise tourism between Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong.
Talks are underway between the authorities and operators about the resumption of cruises
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