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China Holidays

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A Huangpu River cruise, for jaw-dropping views of Shanghai’s stunning skyline.

The Forbidden City in Beijing, a vast complex housing unrivalled ancient treasures.

Hong Kong’s amazing markets, for familiar products and some eye-popping surprises.

Your China cruise starts here, with unmissable discoveries and unforgettable experiences that will create the memories of a lifetime. Smell the incense in a Buddhist temple, be amazed by the exotic sights in a Hong Kong market or be wow’ed by the dazzling vistas from Shanghai’s fabulous Bund – these are just some of the thrilling adventures on offer.

Picture walking in the footsteps of Emperors in the Forgotten City in Beijing, spotting pink dolphins in the South China Sea or being inspired by the views from the breath-taking Great Wall. Imagine the Hong Kong skyline lit up by a spectacular multi-media show or a heart-thumping elevator ride up one of the world’s tallest buildings in Shanghai.

From Chinese opera and ancient alleyways to museum treasures of jade, gemstones and gold, your holiday to China will be out of this world.

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Shanghai (Baoshan), China
Shanghai (Baoshan), China

Sensational skyscrapers nestle alongside mesmerising temples and ancient alleyways in captivating Shanghai. Discover the Bund, the Old Town, the Shanghai French Concession area and bustling Nanjing Road.

Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong, China

Experience the thrill of Hong Kong, with its stunning islands and spectacular views, and its fantastic shopping. The Peak Tram, Star Ferry, Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade and more – you’ll have a ball.

Tianjin (Beijing), China
Tianjin (Beijing), China

You’ll be enthralled by your holiday to Beijing, with the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square providing the memories of a lifetime. Discover edgy art, Kung Fu shows and delicious cuisine too.

What ships can I choose for my China cruise?

    Our ships travel around the world so there are times when they won’t be present in this location. so it’s worth checking back.

    Make the most of your holiday to China with our amazing shore excursions

    With expert local guides, easy 24-hour cancellations, plus guaranteed first off ship and return-to-ship if your tour is delayed, our tailor-made shore excursions allow you to experience each incredible destination in a whole new way.

    On cruises to China you can explore ancient traditions and spectacular performances at the Sanya Romance Park, see Hong Kong after dark on a thrilling night tour, or explore historic Shanghai, with its famous Bund and impressive skyscrapers. To book the best of holidays to China, see some of our most popular excursions below.

    Sanya Romance Park

    Delve into China’s ancient traditions at Sanya Romance Park. See recreated villages, learn about the Li, Tianya and Miao peoples, watch thrilling street performers and enjoy a spectacular show of dance, music and Chinese acrobatics.

    Panoramic Shanghai

    Explore Shanghai on this exciting tour. Pass the former colonial area of the Bund on Shanghai's waterfront, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, and soaring Jin Mao Tower, with its panoramic view of the city.

    Hong Kong Night Tour

    Experience the energy and atmosphere of Hong Kong's nightlife on a narrated drive in an open-top double-decker bus. Marvel at Kowloon’s neon lights, shops, night markets, restaurants and crowds. The tour includes the option to remain in town independently after the tour.

    Why book a shore excursion with us?

    Guaranteed first off ship

    Book a tour and you’ll enjoy priority departure in port.

    Guaranteed Return To ship

    If our tours are delayed, the ship will wait for you! 

    Safety First

    All our shore excursions are planned by insured partners, who adhere to the highest safety standards in the industry. 

    Official blog - spotlight on your China cruise

    Stay up-to-date with the latest posts from the Official Royal Caribbean Blog dedicated to bringing you travel tips, news and information on over 260 destinations.

    Our Fifth Oasis Class Ship

    We are proud to announce the name of our fifth Oasis Class ship –the new Wonder of the Seas℠ which will begin sailing from China in 2021.

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    An unexpected trip in Hong Kong

    Bet you weren’t expecting to find these on a cruise to Hong Kong? Discover the extraordinarily unexpected onboard Ovation of the Seas®. You’ll find the unexpected in Hong Kong too.

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