Baoshan Cruise Terminal by Team Baoshancruiseterminal.com
Baoshan is located in the southwest of Yunnan province of the People’s Republic of China, bordering with Burma to the northwest and south. There are around 2.5 million inhabitants from around the world.
The Language of Baoshan is Yunnan Dialect.
A cruise terminal is a ferry terminal, also known as a passenger terminal, cruise terminal, marine terminal or maritime passenger terminal. It is a port where ferries and possibly cruise ships pick up and drop off passengers and vehicles.
There are two cruise terminals in Shanghai:
1- Shanghai Baoshan International Cruise Terminal
2- Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal
They are located in Dongdaming Road, Hongkou District.
Shanghai is one of the largest cities in the People Republic of China. In Shanghai, you’ll see an amazing blend of different cultures, the modern and the traditional, and the western and the oriental. In East China, it serves as the most influential economic, financial, international trade, and cultural. It has a high tourism rate which indicates that it will keep growing having the population around 24,3+ million, to a maximum during tourism around 34+ million.
Shanghai is an important air, rail, road and water transport hub in Eastern China.
Baoshan Cruise Terminal:
Baoshan Cruise Terminal is on Shanghai Wusongkou International Cruise Port. It is located in Baoshan District in Shanghai. Its construction started on December 20th, 2008 by the combined effort of the Government of Baoshan District Shanghai and Shanghai Changjiang Shipping CO, LTD which (a company). The company took all the responsibility of the port construction, management, and operation, of Baoshan International Cruise Terminal. On April 27th, 2010 Shanghai Wusongkou International Cruise Port got the first International Cruise which was Diamond Princess and started its operation in October 2011. Today it is the best-built port, largest and the most functional international port, and makes it the center of the cruise industry in China.
You will be surprised to know that there are only 53 countries that are allowed to travel to Shanghai on 144 hours free visa. They are;
15 Other European Countries:
Russia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, Belarus, Monaco
6 American Countries:
The United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile
2 Oceania Countries:
Australia, New Zealand
6 Asian Countries:
Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, United Arab Emirates, Qatar
Foreign Tourists traveling towards Shanghai on a cruise are allowed 15 days visa easily if they are traveling on tour groups arranged by the travel agencies that are registered in China.
Large ships dock at Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal. It enables 2 big cruise ships to berth at the same time – one at 100,000 tons and the other at 200,000 tons.
Baoshan Cruise Terminal is very unique and interesting because of its amazing infrastructure. Another great thing about it is the depth of water, special natural,and cultural resource having a distance of 1 to 2 kilometers away from the main channel of the Yangtze River. The cruise terminal also has a constant depth of 9 to 13 meters in its forepart, the design of the terminal is in such a way that there are 1,500 meters of frontage facing the water.
Shanghai center city is about 25 km away from Wusongkou Cruise Port. There is no direct transport which could take you from Shanghai City towards the port. You can go there by taxi or subway. The most convenient and fast way to get to the port is to take a taxi.
How to get to Baoshan Cruise Terminal?
There are many different ways to get to Baoshan Cruise Terminal by Public bus and by Taxi service.
1) From Pudong Airport the cruise terminal is about 50km, by taxi which fare around RMB180/
2) From Hongqiao Airport the cruise terminal is about 36km by taxi fare which around RMB140
3) From Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, the cruise terminal is about 36km by taxi which fare around RMB140
How to Get from Wusongkou Cruise Terminal to downtown Shanghai?
By Free Shuttle Bus:
Free Shuttle Bus service is available to go from the cruise terminal to downtown Shanghai.
After taking your luggage, you can head to the taxi stand and easily go to downtown Shanghai.
Facilities and Surrounding Baoshan Cruise Terminal:
It is located about 400 meters away from the cruise terminal. The Parking lot is open 24/7 hours and it takes 40 Yuan a day for car parking.
The cruise terminal contains a duty-free shop, duty-free commodities at a lower price.
Food Outlets like Starbucks is also available in Baoshan Cruise Terminal, also there are convenience stores.
The facility of currency exchange is also available. The currency exchange offices are there inside in the hall of Shanghai Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal. Unfortunately, there is no ATM there.
Free Shuttle Bus:
Free Shuttle Bus service is also available; you can easily travel from one point to another.
Free service of Passport photocopy is also available so one can behave a copy of their passport in case of an emergency.
The special food of Shanghai include is Xiaolongbao (XLB) which is a steamed dumpling with hot soup inside.
There are some of the special sights which everyone should visit while in Shanghai.
– The Bund
– Yuyuan Gardens
– People’s Square
– Shanghai Museum
Shopping & Markets:
There are many shopping areas in Shanghai. For Shopaholics ‘Oriental Paris’, Shanghai is like a paradise. Following are some of the markets and shopping areas:
Nanjing Lu: It is the main pedestrian mall of Shanghai which includes restaurants, malls, and modern stores
Fengshine Market: it is a Multi-level building and famous for fake designer goods
Science & Technology Museum: It is an indoor market located beside a metro station.
QiPu Lu: It is special for clothing.
Super Brand Mall: It is a very huge mall in Shanghai.
Xintiandi: A historic area with many restaurants and shops
Tianzifang: A district containing narrow alleys, arts and crafts shops, restaurants and cafes.
You should be careful before buying electronics in Shanghai. There are many fake and refurbish mobiles and USB everywhere. You should also check the quality of the Fake designer bags before buying.