Second cruise ship to set sail for Sansha
Hainan province will launch another cruise ship route in Sansha in June to boost tourism in the South China Sea, Lu Zhiyuan, head of the provincial tourism department, said recently.
Lu said the current cruise ship Coconut Princess has only 200 beds, which can’t meet the needs of increasing tourist numbers.
Travelers can take Coconut Princess from Sanya to three islands in the South China Sea on a four-day trip that costs from 3,980 yuan ($636) to 12,200 yuan.
According to Xiao Jie, mayor of Sansha, Coconut Princess sailed 36 times and carried nearly 6,000 tourists to Sansha last year. Xiao said there are more than 80 people working for five dining and entertainment centers for travelers in Sansha.