Hong Kong Cruise Terminal is in a class of its own
When the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal opens in Hong Kong this June, the ¼ mile long facility will be able to handle some of the biggest cruise ships in the world today. Located on the site of the former Kai Tak International airport runway, the terminal is expected to source fifty-million potential middle-class passengers from the Pearl River Delta province of China.
It is anticipated that the $1 billion terminal may be able to handle the two Oasis-class cruise ships at the same time. The cruise terminal is currently preparing for up to 37,000 passengers to pass through in 2013 alone, before the capacity will double early next year with the opening of the second phase of the terminal.
When the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal is completed in full, it will consist of 100 check-in stations, five passenger bridges and it will have the ability to process an average of 3,000 passengers each hour, something of which the custom-built cruise terminal in Florida's Port Everglades cannot even cope with. Passengers embarking on a cruise from Hong Kong will have plenty of things to see and do, including many nearby visitor attractions, theme parks and botanic gardens.