Oh boy...can anyone help? We are taking a 28 day cruise in February that embarks in Shanghai and goes to Japan, Taiwan, Manila, Hong Kong, back to Shanghai, Tianjin and Dalian and then back to Japan to disembark. The problem is the visa situation. No one can give us a straight answer - we arrive in Shanghai two days before the cruise - Honolulu through Tokyo to Shanghai. I understand we may be able to get the 144 hour visa at the airport but how does that work for Tianjin? Has anyone done this?