Ship leaves Tianjin on first South Pacific island cruise
CostaAtlantica departed from Tianjin with more than 2,000 travelers on Wednesday, starting a 46-day cruise to South Pacific islands. During the cruise, passengers will explore 12 islands in nine countries including Saipan Island in the United States and Fiji’s capital Suva. In keeping with China’s Belt and Road initiative, the cruise company, Costa Asia, worked with Chinese travel agency Caissa Touristic to launch the cruise. The voyage will help to promote travel, cultural and business links.