Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co. has dropped plans to build a 100,000-ton cruise ship, according to a company spokesperson speaking to Cruise Industry News.

Previous rumors dating back as far as three years had the company, with government funding, building a luxury ship for launch in 2018 at a cost of $485 million.

For a full in-depth picture of the Chinese cruise market, see the upcoming edition of the Cruise Industry News Quarterly Magazine (Autumn edition), due out October 15.

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