China-South Korea Cruise

As China is close to South Korea in distance, one can reach there from a Chinese coastal city by ship within 24 hours. Although it is convenient by ship from China to South Korea, passengers should acquaint themselves with some cruise essentials before departure.

 Schedule for Ships Plying between China and South Korea

Ships depart from; Shanghai, Lianyungang, Rizhao, Qingdao, Shidao, Rongcheng, Weihai, Yantai, Tianjin, Qinhuangdao, Yingkou, Dalian and Dandong Ports to South Korean cities such as Inchon, Pyongtaek and Mokpo. Click to get the China-South Korea Cruise schedule.

 Map

China-South Korea Cruise Map

 Essentials

1. Arrival at the port in China:
Passengers should arrive at the port two or three hours in advance to transact the procedures. The procedures include filling in an embarkation card and health declaration form that must be submitted before leaving the country while checking in.

2. Pay the port construction charge: (one to two hours in advance)
You pay the port construction charge (CNY 30) at the window of the Marine Bureau located in the port. At the same time, passengers must show their passport and ticket to obtain their boarding pass on which the cabin number is printed.

3. Luggage's check in:
After the check-in procedure, passengers can take their passport and boarding pass to check in any unaccompanied luggage at the luggage check-in counter. You will obtain a claim tag after the check in procedure.

4. Enter the departure lobby:
Under the guide of the staff or the broadcast, passengers may enter the departure lobby after the staff has checked your passport and boarding pass (One hour before embarkation).

5. Customs inspection:
Passengers will be inspected by the customs staff.

6. Safety Check:
Show your passport, boarding pass, and the quarantine declaration form to the inspector. A stamp will be affixed on the passport after this check.

7. Waiting for the ship:
Wait for the regular bus in the waiting room or stroll and shop in the tax-free shop there.

8. Boarding the ship:
A bus will take the passengers to the boarding place.

9. In the cabin:
Before the ship arrives in Inchon, passengers should fill in the declaration form for the accompanied goods, immigration application form, and quarantine questionnaire.

10. Disembarking from the ship:
After arriving at the destination, passengers should disembark from the ship in good order. There are regular buses to take you from the disembarking place to the port.

Note:
1. If passengers wish to take pets to South Korea by sea, you must obtain a veterinary inspection certificate in China before departure. Different ship companies may have different regulations regarding taking pets, so you should contact the shipping company to confirm that your pet will be accommodated.
2. We are sorry that the booking service for this cruise is not available at present.

- Last modified on Apr. 17, 2017 -
Questions & Answers on China-South Korea Cruise
Asked by BRENT BOWERS from USA | Jan. 04, 2017 08:03Reply
Do you have 5 or 7 day cruises that leave Dalian, China and return back to Dalian port.
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Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Jan. 04, 2017 19:07
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Dear Brent,

Thanks for your question! We do not arrange international cruises currently. You may take a cruise between Dalian Port, China and Incheon Port, South Korea. A single trip takes about 16 hours. Have a nice trip!

Best Regards,
TravelChinaGuide
Asked by Anoop from INDIA | Sep. 28, 2016 23:32Reply
I'll go for a cruise trip to korea. I have china visa. Do we need korean visa? Or 8 hours out pass?
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Answered by Barney from UNITED KINGDOM | Sep. 29, 2016 19:55
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As I know, if you land at Jeju Island, you can enjoy the visa free entry. Or, the Korea visa is needed.
Answered by Anoop from INDIAN | Sep. 30, 2016 06:47
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Hai what was tha documents in your side to submit visa application ..
Asked by praveenkbarad | Nov. 16, 2014 09:20Reply
Ferry from Shanghai to South Korea (Incheon)
Can anyone tell me whether Ferry service is still available from Shanghai to South Korea? And Price details
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Answered by Rick from ICELAND | Nov. 18, 2014 00:08
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Hey, I didn't find any regular ferries from Shanghai to Incheon. If you really want to go to South Korea by ship, you may join a cruise trip.
Asked by Cain from NORWAY | Jun. 04, 2014 00:30Reply
Yingkou - Inchon and back
Does anyone know what a round trip would cost me? Yingkou, dangdong or Dalian is good. which might be cheaper?
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Answered by Rose from SINGAPORE | Jun. 04, 2014 02:44
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Yingkou - Inchon (single trip): A luxurious cabin costs around CNY1066 and an ordinary cabin costs about CNY 958. Then you can calculate how much it costs for a round trip.

Dalian - Inchon (single trip): A special class cabin costs around 1938 RMB. A first class cabin costs 1410 RMB, and 1010 RMB for a second class.

Dandong to Inchon (round trip): 1570 RMB for ordinary cabin and 1620 RMB for business cabin.

Answered by Cain from CHINA | Jun. 05, 2014 23:57
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Thanks for the reply. is it the same price back too?
Answered by Rose | Jun. 06, 2014 00:57
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Yes, the fare for back trip is almost the same.
Asked by KIRBY ROBERTS from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 13, 2013 19:33Reply
HELLO, I WOULD VERY MUCH LIKE TO KNOW IF I CAN BOOK A FERRY FROM INCHEON TO TIANJIN ON THE 20/01/14 AND WHERE I CAN DO THAT.

I AM HAVING A LOT OF TROUBLE TRYING TO DO THIS OVER THE NET.
THANK YOU
-KIRBY ROBERTS
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Answered by Cissy from GERMANY | Dec. 16, 2013 20:28
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Generally, passengers can buy the ticket on the spot at Incheon port. To book the ticket in advance, you may refer to this link:
http://www.jinchon.cn/
As it only has Chinese and Korean version, you'd better consult other people to read it if you don't know neither of the two languages.
Anyway, just for your reference!
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