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China’s first homegrown large cruise ship delivered and named Adora Magic City

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China has constructed the cruise ship Adora Magic City in Shanghai, a vessel that accommodates 5,246 passengers and boasts opulent facilities. It melds luxury, recreation, and culture within a 40,000 square meter expanse.

China’s inaugural major cruise ship, the Adora Magic City, was named in Shanghai this Saturday, and construction has commenced on a sister ship for its owner, Adora Cruises.

With a gross tonnage of 135,500, the Adora Magic City spans 323.6 meters and accommodates up to 5,246 passengers across 2,125 cabins. Beyond its 26 restaurants and bars, the vessel boasts an onboard brewery offering an extensive selection of freshly crafted beers and a vast retail space selling duty-free goods from globally renowned brands.

For entertainment, Adora Cruises has partnered with China’s premier comedy production company, Mahua FunAge, to bring live comedy theatre onboard, while Bloks – China’s authentic building block brand – offers the AI-STEAM Exploration Camp at Sea, providing programs involving games, activities, competitions, and a free-play zone.

The vessel’s design includes a 40,000-square-meter communal living and leisure space, demonstrating China’s advanced capability to construct sophisticated cruise ships. With a tasteful blend of Eastern and Western aesthetics, the interior decoration of “Adora Magic City” fuses traditional and contemporary elements. With murals and artistic adornments honoring both ancient and maritime Silk Roads, the ship elevates the passenger experience.

The Adora Magic City’s itinerary is based on homeporting in Shanghai, China. Its round-trip voyages primarily target tourists from China and East Asia. The Maiden Voyage, departing from Shanghai Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal, is currently scheduled for January 1, 2024.

Bookings for the inaugural cruise opened on September 20, 2023.

The Adora Magic City will be based in Asia year-round, offering round-trip departures from Shanghai as well as alternative Chinese ports.

Adora’s fleet will operate year-round in Asia, homeported in China, executing 7-day and longer voyages that combine domestic routes with popular destinations in Japan and Korea, as well as certain Southeast Asian countries.

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