Victoria Harbour Port of Call
Hong Kong Skyline © Jim Trodel
The culturally diverse and constantly bustling port of Hong Kong is a popular stop for cruise passengers and is one of the world's busiest harbours. Renowned for its incredible skyline, the cosmopolitan city of Hong Kong is a sensory overload and a great place for travellers to experience a truly east-meets-west city.
The surrounding outlying islands are definitely worth a visit and feature attractions such as one of the world's longest suspension bridges, the Tsing Ma, fantastic beaches, casinos, the world's largest outdoor sculpture of the seated Buddha, The Ocean Park and Middle Kingdom, Statue Square and The Hong Kong Museum of History.
Cruise ships dock at Hong Kong's Ocean Terminal, in Victoria Harbour, which is located on the Kowloon Peninsula and is within walking distance of countless shops, restaurants, attractions, markets and hotels.
Hong Kong Tourist Office
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Taxis can be easily hailed from the terminal and car rental agencies can be found close by. Chauffeur driven cars are also widely available. The Star Ferry docks just a short distance from the Ocean Terminal, transporting passengers to Hong Kong Island.
Cruise passengers visiting Hong Kong should be sure to visit Victoria Peak, the tallest mountain in the city, for some spectacular views. Other key attractions include Kowloon Park on Nathan Road, where Tai Chi exercises are performed near the outdoor sculpture garden; the Las Vegas-style city of Macau; and other outlying islands such as Cheung Chau, Lamma Island and Lantau Island.
Kitchen at the W Hotel - stylish and modern restaurant with an eclectic international menu
Tim Ho Wan - good dim sum at reasonable prices
Tin Lung Heen - authentic Cantonese fine dining
Xiao Long Bao (steamed pork dumplings)
A shopper's paradise, Hong Kong is a great place for a spending spree. The Temple Street Night Market is famed for its diverse and eclectic array of merchandise and is a great place to find a bargain. The Stanley Market is also worth a visit where hundreds of tiny indoor and outdoor stalls tout goods from all over Mainland China. Popular buys include porcelain goods, jade jewellery and traditional silk robes. Shopping opportunities abound in the port too, with the Ocean Center and Harbour City shopping complexes, while the Tsim Sha Tsui area in Kowloon is also a wonderful place to shop.
Jade jewellery and custom-tailored suits
Be a kid again at Hong Kong Disneyland
Visit the Temple of 10,000 Buddhas
Take the cable car up to Victoria Peak
Discover secluded beaches and monasteries on Lantau Island
Take Chinese cooking classes