China News Service, August 20 (Zhongxin Finance reporter Wu Tao) "By 2025, the cruise yacht equipment industry system will be initially completed, the large domestic cruise ships will be completed and delivered, the medium cruise ship will be accelerated, the small cruise ship will be built in batches, and the yacht product series will be diversified in scale. Production, tourism passenger ships are upgraded and developed in a characteristic way.”

  Recently, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Transport, and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism jointly issued the "Implementation Opinions on Accelerating the Development of Cruise Yacht Equipment and Industry" (hereinafter referred to as the "Opinions"), The above development goals are clearly stated.

  what does that mean?

Some analysts pointed out that in the future, yachts may no longer be exclusive to a small number of people, and the price of cruise tourism will also drop.

The promulgation of the "Opinions" is of great significance to the development of my country's marine tourism, personnel training and precision manufacturing.

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Zero breakthrough!

The first, the second...

  As early as 2019, construction of the first domestic large-scale cruise ship started. The cruise ship has a total length of 323.6 meters and a total of 2,125 guest rooms, which can accommodate up to 5,246 tourists.

At present, the overall progress has exceeded 85%. The shipowners are CSSC Carnival Cruise Co., Ltd. and Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.

  The reporter sorted out that according to incomplete statistics from Tianyancha, Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. has applied for more than 400 patents in 2021, including many cruise-related patents, such as cruise ship heavy garbage disposal devices and dock construction systems, cruise ship sheet welding Training tooling and how to use it.

  With the first, there will be a second.

The second domestic large cruise ship is about 142,000 gross tons, with a total length of 341.0 meters and 2,144 passenger cabins. Construction has started in August 2022 and is scheduled to be delivered in 2025.

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  The reporter noticed that these cruise ships have strong localization characteristics.

Taking the first domestic large cruise ship as an example, these cruise ships are mainly positioned to serve the Chinese market, and the characteristics of the Chinese market and tourists' preferences are fully considered in the design. The first cruise ship is scheduled to be delivered and operated in 2023.

Can expand and stimulate marine tourism

  Large cruise ships are known as "the most dazzling pearl in the crown" of the shipbuilding industry, and are the only high-tech ship products that have not yet been conquered in my country.

The construction of large cruise ships has achieved zero breakthrough in the design and construction of large cruise ships in my country.

  The "Opinions" pointed out that the cruise industry has a long industrial chain and great driving effect, which is of great significance to improving the level of modern service industry and promoting the development of marine economy.

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  Feng Ling, a professor at the School of Tourism Science of Beijing International Studies University, said in an interview with Zhongxin Finance and Economics reporter that the introduction of the "Opinions" can undoubtedly expand and stimulate tourism consumption, prosper my country's marine tourism, and accelerate the development of the manufacturing equipment industry.

  "Cruise ships, especially large cruise ships, belong to the precision manufacturing industry. Through localized manufacturing, the cost of leaving the factory will undoubtedly be reduced, and the reduced cost will be transmitted to the consumer side, further reducing the consumer prices of cruise tourism and private yachts. During the construction process It will also cultivate relevant talents and accumulate relevant technologies." Feng Ling said.

  "In addition, the development of cruise ships can also advocate our marine rights and interests through the soft way of marine tourism." Feng Ling said that in the future, in addition to marine tourism, inland cruise tourism consumption will also be stimulated.

Future cruise travel prices are expected to be more affordable

  Cruise tourism is also being favored by more and more consumers because it does not require route planning and has rich experience items.

According to data provided by Fliggy to Zhongxin Finance and Economics, the number of cruise-related commodity bookings from June to July this year nearly doubled from the previous two months, and the Three Gorges and Xisha became popular destinations for cruise consumption.

The proportion of young consumers has increased significantly, and the demand for parent-child research and eco-tourism has grown rapidly.

  This consumption trend is spreading, Guo Mingfei, assistant general manager of Sansha Nanhai Dream Cruise Co., Ltd. and general manager of the marketing center, told Zhongxin Finance, "Taking Xisha as an example, in addition to the conventional mainstream tourist sources such as the Yangtze River Delta and the Pearl River Delta, Extraterrestrial, the more inland tourists are, the more interested in the mystery of this sea area, and many tourists come from Guizhou, Sichuan and even Xinjiang.”

  "At the same time, the proportion of young tourists is also increasing, and the demand for in-depth experience including research tours, erudition tours, ecological tours, and red tours is increasing." Guo Mingfei said.

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  Feng Ling said that with the delivery and operation of large cruise ships in my country in the future, the price of cruise tourism will definitely drop, allowing more ordinary consumers to experience it.

Because the localized manufacturing of cruise ships can reduce the cost of delivery from the factory, and in terms of the cost of cruise operation and service, compared with international cruise ships, the relatively low labor costs of Chinese cruise ships are also an advantage.