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China shipbuilder to deliver first homegrown cruise ship in 2023

CSSC will work with U.S. and Italian partners to build up to six vessels

A Royal Caribbean cruise ship at port in China's Liaoning Province. The number of Chinese people taking cruises rose 8% in 2017.
A Royal Caribbean cruise ship at port in China's Liaoning Province. The number of Chinese people taking cruises rose 8% in 2017.   © Reuters

GUANGZHOU -- China State Shipbuilding Corp. will deliver the first Chinese-made cruise ship in 2023 under a tie-up with Italian and American partners as demand for maritime pleasure travel grows in the East Asian country.

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