Also known as the Baoshan Cruise Terminal, Shanghai Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal is one of the three international cruise terminals in Shanghai Cruise Port. The other two are Waigaoqiao International Cruise Terminal and Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal. It earned the second name because it is conveniently located at Baoshan District in Shanghai. The terminal has corresponding private transportation services, entertainment, and commerce facilities.
The exact location where Shanghai Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal is located is along Paotaiwan Bay. This is a central place where the two popular rivers in the area, Huangpu and Yangtze, meet before flowing to the sea. The terminal’s coastline is approximately 40 meters in width and up to 1,500 meters in length. The front side is between 9 to 13 meters in depth. The good infrastructure and the port’s natural water depth make Shanghai Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal one of the best cruise terminals.
Due to its large size, Wusongkou is able to receive three giant ships of up to 150k tons simultaneously. Some of the cruise companies that use this terminal include Oceania Nautica, Arcadia, Azamara Quest, Celebrity Millennium, Crystal Symphony, Diamond Princess, Sapphire Princess, Holland America, Star Cruises, Ocean Princess, Costa Rica Cruises and Royal Caribbean Cruises.
Where do these cruise ships travel to?
International cruises leave from Wusongkou to Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea. The domestic ones tours Shanghai, Tianjin, and Beijing as well as coastal provinces such as Guangxi, Hainan, Fujian, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Shandong, Hebei, Liaoning, and Guangdong.
Transport services to and from the port terminal.
Direct public transport services from the cities do not reach this international port terminal. So if you want to move from downtown Shanghai to any cruise port terminal, the only option is to book a private car hire or a port transfer service.
All foreign travelers and tourists entering Shanghai by a cruise ship or any other mode of transport, and planning to spend more than 15 days must obtain a visa prior to their visit. Those who enter Shanghai using a cruise ship are eligible for up to 15 days visa-free stay. However, this policy only favors those who enter in groups. So to qualify for this offer, make sure to join a tour package comprising of at least two people. The tour package must be a legally registered travel agency.