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Maiden Voyage of M.S. Piano Land of Astro Ocean Cruise
发布时间: 2019-09-27 分享到:

On September 26, 2019, Piano Land, the first cruise of Chinese national cruise brand Astro Ocean Cruise, held its name and maiden voyage at Xiamen International Cruise Center.

Astro Ocean Cruise is a Chinese national cruise ship brand jointly invested by China Tourism Group(CTS) and COSCO SHIPPING GROUP. The ceremony, which marked the official launch of China's first self-operated cruise, was unveiled in the Chinese market.


The guests attending the event are as follows: Weng Jieming, deputy director of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission; Hu Changsheng, member of the Standing Committee of the Fujian Provincial Party Committee, secretary of the Xiamen Municipal Party Committee; Wang Mingfeng, member of the Party Committee of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism; Jiang Mingbao, chief engineer of the Ministry of Transport; Zhuang Jiahan, chief engineer of the Ministry of Transport, and Huang Qiang, mayor of Xiamen; Ni Chao, Director of Xiamen Free Trade Association; Xu Lirong, Chairman of COSCO SHIPPING Group, Du Jiang, Managing Director of China Tourism Group, and some former senior leaders and guests of the Ministry of Transport attended the ceremony. Huang Xiaowen, deputy general manager of COSCO SHIPPING Group, presided over the naming ceremony.


Li Yiwen, the party secretary and Deputy general manage rof COSCO HEAVY INDUSTRY, the representative of the shipowner Asheesh and his wife Nidhi, the deputy director of the Liuheng island Management Committee, Lu Hui and Shao Yong were invited as guests of CHI to participate in the celebration.


Piano Land is about 70,000 tons with 260 meters length and 32.2 meters width. The maximum speed is 24 knots. There are 13 decks, 941 rooms, which can carry 1880 people. The catering, leisure and entertainment will combine Chinese elements and national tourism concepts to bring unique products and services to tourists.


From September 26th, Piano Land will officially debuted in Chinese market. On the 27th, it will start its Maiden Voyage to Hong Kong and return to Xiamen on the 29th. During the year, Piano Land will use Xiamen, Shenzhen and Shanghai as the home port to operate cruise lines in Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia. In the future, Piano Land will consider opening cruise lines on the west coast of the Straits to provide more cruise products for the tourists.

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