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Pacific Sun bound for China

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Shanghai: This weekend sees the final seven-day Australasian voyage of the popular P&O Cruises’ ship Pacific Sun come to an end.

The 47,700 gt ship will then sail to China to its new owners HNA Tourism, a subsidiary of HNA Group whose diverse subsidiaries include Grand China Logistics and Hainan Airlines.

Pacific Sun, built in 1986, has been sailing with P&O Cruises since 2004 and has carried more than half a million passengers on hundreds of holidays over that time.

Meanwhile, across the Taiwan Strait a new cruise outfit run by Formosa Plastics Marine Corp started operating round-island tours last week as first reported by SinoShip News on June 25. Formosa Plastics has bought Clipper Group’s 22,900 gt Ocean Pearl. The 1970-built ship has been renamed Formosa Queen and started its first cruise from Keelung last week via subsidiary Asia Star Cruise Management.  [06/07/12]

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