Shanghai Cruise Ports
|Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal|
Traveling from/to Shanghai by cruise is quite convenient due to its advantageous location at the estuary of Yangtze River and midpoint of China’s north-south coastline. By now, both international and domestic cruises are available: the international ones leave from Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal and Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal to South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore; the domestic ones departing from Wusong Passenger Transport Center are bound for Mt. Putuo and islands in Chongming District. In addition, deluxe cruise to Chongqing is in service.
Since Oct. 1st, 2016, all foreign travelers getting to Shanghai by cruise have been eligible for the 15 days visa-free policy. They have to join a tour package through a Chinese legally registered travel agency in advance with at least two people in the group. Then they will be allowed to tour around Beijing and the domestic coastal areas, including Shanghai, Liaoning, Hebei, Tianjin, Shandong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi and Hainan.
Read more about 15-day Visa-Free Policy Adopted for Cruise Tour Groups to Shanghai.
|International Departure Procedures||Checking in Luggage – Getting Boarding Pass (passport needed) – Security Check – Inspection & Quarantine – Customs Inspection – Immigration – Boarding |
Tip: Passengers should get to the terminal 2 hours in advance for check-in.
|International Arrival Procedures||Disembarking - Inspection & Quarantine – Immigration – Collecting Luggage – Customs Inspection - Leaving |
Tip: It requires passengers to spend 15-30min handling entry formalities after arriving.
Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal
Feature: Being able to accommodate three luxurious international cruises at the same time.
Terminal Address: near Huangpu River, at no. 500, Dongdaming Road, Hongkou District
By subway: take line 12 and get off at International Cruise Terminal. Leave from exit 2 or 3 to walk there in 6-8min.
By bus: take bus no. 330 and get off at Dongdaming Road Lüshun Road; or take bus no. 22, 37, 135, 806 or 934 to East Changzhi Road Lüshun Road.
|International Cruise Terminal|
“New Jianzhen” is a regular passenger and cargo ship sailing between the city and Japan. It departs at 13:00 every Saturday and arrives in Osaka or Kobe. For the return trip, the departure time is 12:00 every Tuesday from Osaka or Kobe and it arrives at noon on Thursday. The fare is CNY1,300 (20,000 Yen)/person for economy class cabin, CNY1,600 (25,000 Yen)/person for first class cabin, CNY2,600 (40,000 Yen)/person for special cabin, and CNY6,500 (100,000 Yen) per suite of VIP room. The reservation hotline is 86-021-63257642.
Read more about "New Jianzhen" ship and the 2016-2017 schedules".
“Suzhou” also voyages between the city and Osaka in Japan. Starting at 11:00 every Tuesday, it reaches Osaka at 09:00 on Thursday. Every Friday, it makes its return at 12:00, and arrives on Sunday. The passage is almost the same as that of “New Jianzhen”. It costs CNY1,300-1,500 (20,000-2,2000 Yen)/person for second class cabin, CNY1,600 (25,000 Yen)/person for first class cabin, CNY2,400-2,600 (38,000-40,000 Yen)/person for special cabin, and CNY6,500 (100,000 Yen) per suite of VIP room. To make a reservation, the hotline is 86-021-65375111 / 65956777.
Read more about Suzhou Ship.
“Century Legend” is a deluxe cruise only available for the downstream trip from Chongqing Chaotianmen Dock to Shanghai. It is a good choice to enjoy the scenery along Yangtze River. The cruise stops on the way at Shibaozhai (Precious Stone Fortress), Shennü Stream, Three Gorges Dam, Wuhan, Jingdezhen and Yangzhou. The voyage time is 9 nights and 10 days. The ship is reported to close in 2017, so seize the chance to experience it within 2016. Make a quick reservation by dialing 400-665-9099.
Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal
Feature: Operating the most international cruises in the city.
Terminal Address: no. 1, Lane no. 1, Baoyang Road, Baoshan District
Transportation: Take subway line 3 to Baoyang Road, transfer to bus no. 51, 160, 508, 728, 952, Baoshan Line 2 or Baoshan Line 9 and get off at Wusongkou Road Baoyang Road; then walk there within 5min or so. In addition, free shuttle buses are arranged from the terminal to Baoyang Subway Station.
The following routes are some popular ones for reference, and they all depart from and get back to Shanghai.
|Company||Cruise||Voyage Time||Via Countries/Areas||Via Ports|
|Royal Caribbean||Quantum of the Seas ||4N5D||Japan, South Korea||Fukuoka / Nagasaki / Kumamoto / Seoul|
|5N6D||Japan, South Korea||Nagasaki – Busan; |
Fukuoka – Nagasaki;
Busan – Kumamoto;
Kochi – Miyazaki.
|Mariner of the Seas||4N5D||Japan, South Korea||Busan – Kwangyang – Jeju |
(Note: this route ends at Jeju);
Jeju – Nagasaki.
|South Korea, Japan||Jeju – Busan – Kumamoto / Fukuoka|
|South Korea, Japan||Jeju – Busan – Nagasaki|
|6N7D||South Korea, Japan||Hiroshima – Miyazaki – Kochi|
|9N10D||Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore||Xiamen – Hong Kong - Ho Chi Minh City – Singapore |
Note: this route ends at Singapore
|Princess Cruises||Sapphire Princess||4N5D||South Korea, Japan||Jeju – Nagasaki|
|HNA Group||Henna||5N6D||Taiwan||Keelung – Taichung|
|Costa Cruise||Fortuna||5N6D||South Korea, Japan||Jeju – Fukuoka – Kagoshima; |
Jeju – Busan – Kagoshima.
|4N5D||South Korea, Japan||Jeju – Kagoshima / Fukuoka|
|Serena||4N5D||South Korea, Japan||Jeju – Fukuoka / Nagasaki; |
Fukuoka – Jeju;
|Atlantica||4N5D||South Korea||Jeju – Seoul|
|SkySea Cruise||Golden Era||5N6D||South Korea, Japan||Busan – Fukuoka / Nagasaki; |
Jeju – Nagasaki – Kagoshima;
Jeju – Sasebo – Nagasaki.
|4N5D||South Korea, Japan||Jeju – Sasebo; |
Inchon / Seoul
Note: The departure date and time of these ships are not fixed. It is suggested to contact the cruise terminal in advance to know the exact schedules by dialing 86-021-66593501. Or directly consult the cruise company.
Domestic Cruise between Shanghai and Chongqing:
|Shanghai – Chongqing (Upstream)||Chongqing – Shanghai (Downstream)|
|Route||Wusongkou Terminal – Nanjing – Mt. Jiuhua – Wuhan – Three Gorges Dam – Shennong Stream – Fengdu Ghost City – Chongqing||Chaotianmen Dock Chongqing Chaotianmen Dock – Fengdu Ghost City – Shennü Stream – Three Gorges Dam – Wuhan – Mt. Jiuhua – Nanjing – Wusongkou Terminal|
“N” means nights and “D” means days
Note: It is reported that the ship lines will stop running in 2017.
|A Ship along Huangpu River|
Wusong Passenger Transport Center
Located at the meeting of Yangtze River estuary and Huangpu River, it is an important passenger port with regular domestic ships in operation. Succeeding the former Shiliupu Port, it has departures for Mt. Putuo of Zhejiang Province and islands in Chongming District.
To Mt. Putuo: Ships running between the city and Mt. Putuo set out every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and get back every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. A single voyage takes about 12 hours. For the fourth class cabin, the fare is CNY139/person; three class cabin costs CNY159-199/person; second class cabin costs CNY269-289/person, and special cabin costs CNY449/person.
Note: Passengers can also go to Nanpu Bridge Tourist Dispatch Center, which is near Nanpu Bridge subway station on line 4, and take a bus to Xiaoyangshan Dock. Then change to a boat/yacht to Mt. Putuo. It takes almost 5 hours to arrive.
To Islands in Chongming District:
|Destination||Schedule||Return Time||Ticket Fare|
|Xinhe||07:50, 12:15||09:00, 13:20||CNY18|
|Hengsha||07:00, 08:00, 09:30, 10:15, 11:00, 13:00, 13:45, 14:30, 16:00||06:30, 08:15, 09:20, 10:45, 11:40, 12:20, 14:15, 15:00, 16:00||CNY20-22|
|Majiagang / Changxing Island||07:00, 08:00, 09:30, 10:15, 11:00, 13:00, 13:45, 14:30, 16:00||07:05, 08:50, 09:55, 11:20, 12:15, 12:55, 14:50, 15:35, 16:35 ||CNY11-13|
How to get to Wusong Passenger Transport Center from major transportation hubs in town:
1. From Shanghai Railway Station: take subway line 3 and get off at Songbin Road. Exit from exit 1 and walk eastwards for 10min to reach.
2. From Pudong International Airport: take subway line 2 to Century Avenue, where transfer to line 4 and get off at Baoshan Road. Afterwards, take line 3 to Songbin Road and walk there.
3. From Hongqiao International Airport / Hongqiao Railway Station: take subway line 10 to Hongqiao Road and change to line 3 to Songbin Road.
4. From People's Square: take subway line 8 to Hongkou Football Stadium, and transfer to line 3 to Songbin Road; or walk to Middle Xizang Road East Beijing Road stop, take bus no. 952 and get off at Songbin Road Mudanjiang Road. Then Wusong Passenger Transport Center is within 550yd (500m) away.
How to get to Shengsi from Shanghai by ship?
1. Take subway line 16 to Dishuidong Station and transfer to intercity bus Yangshan Special Line. The terminal of the bus will be Shenjiawan Passenger Transport Center. There it is easy to transfer to a ship to Shengsi.
2. Go to the Nanpu Bridge Tourist Dispatch Center and buy the bus + ship combo ticket. Take a bus to Shenjiawan Passenger Transport Center and change to a ship to get there.
Further Reading: Shanghai Cruise