Adora Cruises revealed the name of its first Chinese-built cruise ship, Adora Magic City, on May 19, 2023 which was also Chinese Tourism Day.
The ship’s name is the same as Shanghai’s nickname, Modu (魔都) , or the Magic City. The nickname reflects the unique charm of Shanghai which is also where the ship will homeport for her inaugural season. From Shanghai she will sail routes that include ports in Japan and Southeast Asian countries, as well as along the Maritime Silk Road.
The 135,500-ton Adora Magic City has the carrying capacity of 5,246 passengers and should enter service later this year. The 16-level cruise ship is currently in Shanghai’s Waigaoqiao shipyard and will make a remarkable impact in the Chinese cruise industry when she sets sail.
“We are thrilled to announce the name of our first Chinese-built large cruise ship. Adora Magic City is not just a cruise ship but a captivating experience that presents the best of Chinese hospitality and global cruising practice. We can’t wait to share this unforgettable journey with our guests,” said Chen Ranfeng, MD, CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping Limited.
Adora Magic City will offer an immersive experience that combines Eastern and Western cultures taking inspiration from major metropolises. The goal is to blend traditional Chinese heritage with modern lifestyle and technology offering a world class voyage for both Chinese and international cruisers. The cruise ship will have the largest duty-free retail space at sea thanks to the partnership with China Duty Free Group.
The company is working with Shanghai Telecom to allow Adora Magic City to offer her passengers mobile 5G and WiFi 6 network packages for the first time. Passengers will be able to easily communicate, and share photos and videos with their family and friends on land.
Adora Cruises has also announced the addition of a stage production that will reveal all the charm for which Shanghai is known. It is aptly named “Magic City.”