CSSC Carnival releases Adora Cruises, Chinese cruise ships

CSSC Carnival releases Adora Cruises, Chinese cruise ships

On June 5, 2019, a cruise liner is seen at a port in the Baoshan district of Shanghai. PHOTO VCG SHANGHAI -- CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping, a joint venture between China's largest shipbuilding company, China State Shipbuilding Corporation and the U.S.-based Carnival Corporation, has released Adora Cruises, a brand of Chinese cruise ships.

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CSSC Carnival's first China-built cruise ship is currently under construction in the shipyard of Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Corp. CSSC Carnival now has two ships in its fleet - Costa Atlantica and Costa Mediterranea. The cruise company said its first two China-built large cruise ships that are currently under construction will sail under the new brand.

Adora Cruises ships will use Wusong as their home port in Shanghai and operate on long routes along the Maritime Silk Road, while serving as a carrier spreading Chinese culture and enhancing exchanges between China and other countries.