Zhoushan in Zhejiang province, located in the East China Sea, is the only archipelago city in China. It is a marine hub city connecting the Yangtze River and the Pacific Ocean and is known for its Putuo Island, one of China's four most well-known Buddhist sanctums.  

Zhoushan International Cruise Terminal opened in October and is expected to be a departure point for cruises to Taiwan.    

The terminal, to be built in two phases, is estimated to cost $101 million, with a berth capable of handling ships up to 100,000 tons.

Zhoushan will be one of many Chinese ports at the upcoming China cruise trade show.

The ninth edition of the China Cruise Shipping and International Expo is the Asia/Pacific's No. 1 cruise event, learn more at http://www.ccyia.com/ccs/EN/index.htm. The show takes place Oct. 15-17 in Tianjin, China.

Read a detailed analysis of all Chinese ports in Cruise Industry News Fall 2014 Quarterly Magazine, due out October 15.

Visit Cruise Industry News, the official event media sponsor and partner, at booth B31.