First Chinese-built large cruise ship to be named Adora Magic City

First Chinese-built large cruise ship to be named Adora Magic City


Adora Magic City will homeport in Shanghai, China

Adora Cruises, a joint cruise venture by Carnival Corporation and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) Cruise Technology, will name its new vessel Adora Magic City, according to Chinese state news agency Xinhua.

Adora Magic City aims to offer guests a blend of Eastern and Western experiences and will homeport in Shanghai, China, during its inaugural season.

The 135,500gt vessel was designed and built by CSSC and Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Company and is the first large cruise ship to be constructed in China. The vessel will accommodate 5,446 passengers and will be delivered by the end of 2023, following interior outfitting.

Once launched, Adora Magic City will sail cruises to neighbouring countries. Itineraries are yet to be announced.

“We are thrilled to announce the name of our first Chinese-built large cruise ship,” said Chen Ranfeng, managing director of CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping Limited . “Adora Magic City is not just a cruise ship, but a captivating experience that presents the best of Chinese hospitality and global cruising practice. We can’t wait to share this unforgettable journey with our guests.”

Alice Chambers
By Alice Chambers
22 May 2023

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