HK’s old airport reopens as cruise terminal
Published on Jun 13, 2013
Famous old Kai Tak Airport transformed into cruise hub
Hong Kong’s famous old Kai Tak Airport has reopened as a major cruise terminal.
The new US$1.1 billion Kai Tak Cruise Terminal officially launched yesterday (12 June 2013), when Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas became the first cruise liner to dock at the facility. The ship and its 3,000 passengers were welcomed at the terminal by a major ceremony organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), featuring lion and dragon dances and drum performances.
Attending the ceremony were Philip Yung, Hong Kong’s Commissioner for Tourism, and Daisy Lui, the HKTB’s Deputy Executive Director, who presented souvenirs to the first batch of cruise passengers on their arrival. A traditional plaque and key ceremony was also held with the captain of Mariner of the Seas.