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Video: VOLENDAM departs Shanghai
March 4, 2017 Volendam departing from The Bund in Shanghai, China

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9x15VOk_VI
From Wusongkou Cruise Terminal in Baoshan, there...
From Wusongkou Cruise Terminal in Baoshan, there is usually a shuttle bus running to the nearest subway station which is Baoyang Road on Line 3.

Or, there are usually plenty of taxis at the port...
I would opt for Option 2. Fewer people is...
I would opt for Option 2. Fewer people is always a plus. Plus, You will drive into the city and stay in the city for the rest of the day, rather than drive in to the city for lunch and then drive...
A couple of photos at the Wusongkou Cruise...
A couple of photos at the Wusongkou Cruise terminal in Baoshan.

Your experience may be different, but this scene was in March of this year.
I haven't embarked, but I've gone out there to...
I haven't embarked, but I've gone out there to see people off for a Costa cruise.

Yes, there was quite a crush at the terminal. Sorry, I can't offer more than that. ;)

I have a couple of...
Forum: Asia
Posted By stowaway2k
Yes. Fine hotel, convenient location on...
Yes.


Fine hotel, convenient location on East Nanjing Road pedestrian shopping street clost to the subway, walk to The Bund and walk to People's Square.
Forum: Asia
Posted By stowaway2k
I'm not sure about rates you have been quoted, or...
I'm not sure about rates you have been quoted, or how focused you are on budget which may help you decide. Sofitel Hyland is my choice for family members and friends visiting Shanghai as they have...
Forum: Asia
Posted By stowaway2k
New World is a very nice hotel but, in my...
New World is a very nice hotel but, in my opinion, in kind of a dull neighborhood. The plusses are it's across from a large park, next to a mall (what in Shanghai isn't next to a mall) and...
For those concerned about air pollution in China,...
For those concerned about air pollution in China, I recommend the "Air Quality China" app for your smartphone. You can received hour-by-hour Air Quality Index (AQI) readings for cities throughout...
Hello Sansterre Yes, Volendam does dock in...
Hello Sansterre

Yes, Volendam does dock in the city center at the Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal.

Attached is a photo I took of her on a previous Shanghai call.
The Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal,...
The Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal, located at what is known as the "North Bund" (500 Dongdaming Rd, Hongkou district) cannot take vessels much over 70 thousand tons.

The Hop-on...
Forum: Asia
Posted By stowaway2k
The Marriott at Tomorrow Square, adjacent to...
The Marriott at Tomorrow Square, adjacent to People's Square, is a great location.

You can walk to the Bund from here via the famous East Nanjing Road shopping street, and quick access to a few...
Cool! I'm planning this for June. Any...
Cool! I'm planning this for June.

Any tips/recommendations?

Plus, please tell us about HCMC when you can find the time, and how you found the bus experience. I was advised to fly from Phu Quoc...
Forum: Asia
Posted By stowaway2k
As it would any port, but I don't see reason why...
As it would any port, but I don't see reason why to single out Shanghai. Shanghai isn't prone to thick fog to such an extent that one need worry about a call being cancelled.
Forum: Asia
Posted By stowaway2k
QM2's berth at Wusongkou is a big-ship deep-water...
QM2's berth at Wusongkou is a big-ship deep-water port in the Yangtze estuary, not far from the massive container port. It would take quite a typhoon to close the port to big-ship traffic.
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Personally, as this is your only port day in...
Personally, as this is your only port day in Mainland China, I would opt for the tour to Zhujiajiao/Shanghai Highlights.

Zhujaijiao is a very attractive and historic "Water Town". It's bound to...
Forum: Asia
Posted By stowaway2k
Cruise ship shuttles generally disembark/embark...
Cruise ship shuttles generally disembark/embark passengers at the small Huangpu Park, on the north end of The Bund. "Generally"....

From here it's just a few steps to the Hop-On Hop-Off bus,...
I have stayed at the Ramada at Pudong airport. ...
I have stayed at the Ramada at Pudong airport.

In every way up to high standards, friendly English-speaking staff and just a quick hop to the airport terminals.
As others have mentioned, often the only western...
As others have mentioned, often the only western toilet will be the designated handicapped stall. Often the door will be locked. Just ask the attendant to open it for you. Say "kaimen" ("Open the...
Forum: Asia
Posted By stowaway2k
Hi I am in Boracay right now. It seems...
Hi

I am in Boracay right now.

It seems there is only one location where a tender can dock. No, it's not a particularly nice area. It's a working "port", not a tourist spot.

But, there are...
Tianjin cruises unaffected by blasts ...
Tianjin cruises unaffected by blasts

Shanghai Daily:

http://www.shanghaidaily.com/national/Tianjin-cruises-unaffected-by-blasts/shdaily.shtml
As a long-time resident of Shanghai, I want to...
As a long-time resident of Shanghai, I want to say that I found your criticisms of certain "customs" :rolleyes: to be quite fair.

As a cruise-enthusiast I've been itching to get back out to sea....
Wonderful, thank you. :)
Wonderful, thank you. :)
Forum: Asia
Posted By stowaway2k
In the past Sun Princess has docked downtown at...
In the past Sun Princess has docked downtown at the International Cruise Terminal.
Very helpful lesson on spotting counterfeit RMB...
Very helpful lesson on spotting counterfeit RMB notes:

http://www.theworldofchinese.com/2013/04/counterfeit-100-rmb-bill-how-to-tell/