On November 4th, a CSSC's subsidiary, SWS, together with CCTD and its subsidiary, Adora Cruises, officially signed delivery documents. China’s first domestically built large cruise ship, “Adora Magic City”, was named and delivered, and the operation preparations were fully launched. This marked the successful completion of the naming and delivery of “Adora Magic City”, after eight years of research and development and five years of design and construction.
The naming and delivery of China’s first domestically built large cruise ship signified that China successfully won the pearl on the crown of the global shipbuilding industry again and made China the only country in the world currently constructing aircraft carriers, large liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, and large cruise ships simultaneously. It is a significant step for China's transition from a large shipbuilding country to a shipbuilding power, and CSSC has become the fourth shipbuilding group globally to successfully design and build large cruise ships.
Large cruise ships are known as the epitome of the industrial field. They are highly systematic and integrated mega-system projects, embodying the synthesis of modern industry and cultural art. They represent the concentrated embodiment of the national manufacturing industry and comprehensive technological strength, and are the only high-tech vessels in China's shipbuilding industry that have not only been tackled or delivered.
On November 6th, 2018, during the first China International Import Expo(CIIE), the cooperative design and construction contract for the 135.5K DWT Vista-class large cruise ship was formally signed, marking the official launch of the project.
China’s first domestically built large cruise ship has a total tonnage of 135.5K DWT, with a length of 323.6 meters, molded breadth of 37.2 meters, design draught of 8.26 meters, and maximum height of 72.2 meters. The ship carries 107 systems, 55,000 pieces of equipment, including 25 million components. It has 4,750 kilometers of cables, 365 kilometers of pipelines, and 120 kilometers of air ducts. It has 2,125 guest rooms and can accommodate up to 5,246 passengers. It is equipped with a 16 floors, 40,000 square meters living and entertainment public area, and is known as a mobile "modern city on the sea".