The Henna, mainland China’s first luxury cruise ship, made its maiden voyage on Jan. 26 from Sanya Phoenix Island International Port. The ship is owned by China’s HNA Cruises, a division of HNA Group. ” Leaders of the China National Tourism Administration, Hainan Tourism Bureau, HNA Group, HNA Tourism Co., Ltd and its HNA Cruise & Yacht Management Co., Ltd. attended the maiden voyage ceremony and inauguration for the Henna.
Xu Ying, 2009 Miss Asia champion, smashed bottles for the maiden voyage as the
“Sailing Goddess” of the Henna. The first voyage of Henna marks the Chinese brand's entrance into the cruise tourism market, providing Chinese tourists with a new choice among cruise tourism products.
Currently, Henna is the first and largest luxury cruise liner in mainland China, with 739 passenger cabins and a maximum passenger capacity of 1,965, including nine suites with balconies, 432 ocean-view staterooms and 298 interior staterooms. Henna features a restaurant, duty-free shop, casino, cinema, spa center, banquet hall, bar, multifunctional meeting room, chess room, child care center, gym and swimming pool.
From January to April, the ship will run along three routes: Sanya-Halong Bay, Sanya-Da Nang, Sanya-Halong Bay-Da Nang. From May to September, its homeport will be shifted to Tianjin, with a new route launching between Tianjin, Incheon and Jeju Island. A variety of cruise packages and one-stop services will be provided, including single-tickets, individual packages, group packages and customized products.