Cruise ships departing Hong Kong
Voyager of the Seas
Ovation of the Seas
Regent Seven Seas
Seven Seas Voyager
Azamara Club Cruises
Queen Mary 2
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Major cruise lines that depart Hong Kong
With multiple cruise lines making berth at Hong Kong, you can choose one to suit your own unique cruising style.
P&O Cruises - An Australian favourite, P&O Cruises will have you dining in style, attending theme parties, taking dance classes and so much more. This fun-loving line promises a laidback atmosphere and fabulous entertainment for all ages.
Royal Caribbean - Boasting modern facilities and innovative features, large spacious ships full of exciting activities, and superb customer service, you’ll get hooked on cruising when you sail out of Hong Kong with Royal Caribbean.
Holland America - With over 140 years of ship experience, you know you’re in good hands with Holland America. Boasting elegant furnishings and spectacular daily activities, this line successfully brings the best elements of traditional cruising into the modern era.
Princess Cruises - Cruise from Hong Kong with Princess Cruises and you’ll “come back new”. With high-class professional customer service, stunning staterooms, beautiful facilities, and the promise of excellent shore excursions, Princess is ready to wow you with its cruises from Hong Kong.
Celebrity Cruises - Celebrity Cruises provides splendid dining options, fantastic entertainment, relaxing spas and a range of suites to accommodate cruise lovers. Love to pair your wine with dinner? Celebrity is best at delivering grown-up fun.
Destinations - Where can you cruise to from Hong Kong?
The ocean’s your oyster when it comes to cruises from Hong Kong. Whether you fancy Asian cuisine, New Zealand scenery or the rugged shores of Australia, there are a multitude of cruising options out of Hong Kong.
Asia - With cruises to Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Tokyo, and Bangkok (just to name a few), you can experience Asia like never before.
Australia - Depart Hong Kong and head Down Under to explore the sunburnt shores of Australia. Stop off in major Aussie cities like Brisbane and Sydney, with some cruises even heading further south to Auckland, New Zealand.
World - A world cruise is the ultimate bucket list item and what a start it would be to sail away from the stunning shores of Hong Kong. You can wave goodbye to the mind boggling high rises lining the coast, and say hello to destinations like Dubai, Cape Town, Hawaii, the Caribbean, South America and so much more. Look out for those world cruise deals to embark on the adventure of a lifetime.
Passenger numbers - How many people go cruising from Hong Kong?
Hong Kong’s cruise industry continues to boom, with a total of 142 cruise ships docking at the ports in 2016. This equates to roughly 746,000 passengers visiting the port in one year. In 2015, Hong Kong celebrated the Quantum of the Seas’ first visit to the city, the largest ship to have ever graced the port. With such an increase in high-class cruises both docking on their way through to other destinations, or calling it their homeport for a season, cruises from Hong Kong remain a popular holiday choice.
Hong Kong Ports - Where are the Hong Kong cruise terminals and what are their capacities?
Ocean Terminal is located in Tsim Sha Tsui, on the west side of the Kowloon Peninsula. The terminal has a two-berth capacity for small to medium sized cruise ships.
Kai Tak Terminal is located in Kwun Tong, on the east side of Kowloon Bay. It has two berths, able to accommodate the largest of cruise ships. Kai Tak is over 360 metres long, and has the capacity to clear 3,000 passengers through customs in an hour.
Facilities - What are the facilities at the Hong Kong cruise terminals?
Ocean Terminal is part of the Harbour City complex. The terminal is three stories high with access to hundreds of retail shops, restaurants and cinemas, including free WiFi. If you have a few hours to kill before your cruise sets sail, Ocean Terminal is the place to be.
Kai Tak Terminal is the latest addition to the cruise industry in Hong Kong. Situated in the former Kai Tak Airport, the new terminal has excellent modern facilities to accommodate all your travel needs. Retail shops, restaurants and an amazing rooftop park are just some of the things you can look forward to at Kai Tak Terminal.
How to get to and from the Hong Kong cruise terminals
Getting there from the airport:
- The Airport Express Railway runs straight into Kowloon. Get off at Tsim Sha Tsui Station, then jump in a taxi for the five minute drive to Ocean Terminal.
- While no direct bus route goes to the terminal, there are connecting bus services from the airport to Nathan road. You’ll then have to jump in a taxi for the five minute drive to the port.
Getting there from the CBD:
- The MTR train system runs from Hong Kong central station to Kowloon. Take the Tsuen Wan Line, and get off at Tsim Sha Tsui Station. Fare will cost about HK$10.
- Star Ferry runs across the harbour every 15 minutes from Central Ferry Pier No.7.
Kai Tak Terminal
Getting there from the airport:
- The terminal is 42km from the Hong Kong International Airport. A taxi will cost approximately HK$310, plus a baggage surcharge.
- The Airport Express Railway runs straight into Hong Kong central. From there you can jump on a MTR train. See below for more details.
Getting there from the CBD:
- Train from Hong Kong’s CBD to Kwun Tong MTR station, a short walk from the cruise port. Fare will cost HK$6.70 and takes around 30 minutes.
- Fortune Ferry runs a service from North Point in Hong Kong central to and from Kwun Tong via Kai Tak Runway Park Pier. Fare will cost HK$6.
Where to park your car at Hong Kong Ports
The Ocean Terminal car park is located in the Harbour City mall, and costs HK$23 per hour between 7am - 11pm, and HK$8 per hour between 11pm and 7am. Car park accepts credit cards.
Daily parking is available at Kai Tak Terminal between 7am and 11pm. Rates are HK$10 per hour Mon-Fri, and HK$15 per hour over the weekend. Overnight parking is not available at the terminal.
Weather - What is the best time to book a cruise from Hong Kong?
Cruises leave from Hong Kong all year round, but the best time to take a cruise depends on your destination.
- The weather in Hong Kong is subtropical, so the best time to visit the city is September when the summer heat has started to wear off, but the cloudy, dry winter has yet to set in.
- Cruises from Hong Kong heading north to Japan are beautiful in the springtime when the cherry blossoms bloom.