Shanghai (Baoshan), China
Shanghai is located in eastern China, at the middle portion of the Chinese coast, and sits at the mouth of the Yangtze River. It is a popular tourist destination renowned for its historical landmarks, cultural museums, impressive art galleries and top tourist attractions.

Shanghai is split in two by the Huangpu River. The most basic division of the area is Puxi West of the river, versus Pudong, East of the river. Baoshan is located in the Shangahi's western suburbs, north and west of the river.

The main historic sights are based around the bustling Puxu district, which stands on the western side of the river. The top tourist attractions are located in and around the city of Shanghai. These include Aquaria 21 Shanghai aquarium, Riverside promenade, Dino Beach, Hangpu River Trip, Fuxing Park and the Yu Gardens.

Around Shanghai, many striking landmarks dominate areas of the city and are hard to miss. Those particularly appealing to tourists include the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, People's Square, Temple of the Town God and Jinmao Toer.

Things to See & Do

* Yuyan Garden
* Shanghai Museum
* The Bund
* Old Town
* City God Temple

General information

Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - Chinese Yuan (CNY)
Language - Mandarin
Population - 23,019,148 approx
Land Area - 6,340 km²
Electricity - 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT plus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code - + 86

Port Location - The Shanghai International Cruise Terminal is located at the North Bund Area in Hongkou District, near downtown Shanghai. In Baoshan District on the mainland of Shanghai city, there are four main ports.

Travel Links - Shanghai has two main airports, with Pudong the main international gateway and Hongqiao serving mostly domestic flights. Both airports also have direct bus service to major nearby cities such as Hangzhou, Suzhou and Nanjing.

Shanghai is also accessible by rail, bus and boat. There are ferry services from Kobe and Osaka (Japan) weekly and Hong Kong.

Important Visa Information
Australian and New Zealand passport holders staying on board or going ashore to visit any Chinese ports are required to obtain a single-entry Chinese visa (3 month validity) prior to travel. We recommend you include a copy of your itinerary with your application and confirm the expiration of the visa at the time of issue to ensure that it is valid for your stay in China. Visas cannot be issued upon the ship's arrival. Please note that any passengers not in possession of a Chinese visa may be denied boarding or incur a fine.