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Shanghai Cruises

The biggest city in China, Shanghai is located on the country’s central coast and boasts a population of 24.5 million people, making it one of the world’s most populous cities.

Shanghai is also one of the biggest financial and economic players globally. The city’s port is the world’s busiest on the container front.

The Best Time to Cruise to Shanghai

If you want to really get to know Shanghai, visit in the months of October and November. These Northern Hemisphere autumn months boast:

  • – Weather that’s comfortable for outside exploration
  • – Moderate amounts of rain
  • – Fewer tourist crowds

The peak tourist season here is June-August.

Things to Do in Shanghai

Shanghai is full of seemingly controversial characteristics that work so well together in this unique city:

  • Hip and happening
  • Modern and glamorous
  • Mystical and exotic
  • Full of history

There is so much to do in Shanghai, you will never be bored! Although, the city’s art scene is not as hyped up as the one in Beijing, Shanghai is full of creativity that’s awe-inspiring:

  • Galleries with exciting contemporary Chinese art, the most notable of which is the M50 Arts Centre
  • Acrobatic shows at the Shanghai Centre Theatre
  • Chinese opera
  • Music venues playing a variety of genres, like the Wooden Box in Jing’an

Shanghai’s architectural style is completely versatile. The city is home to the Shanghai Tower, the world’s second-tallest tower and various other impressive skyscrapers. However, strolling around the city, you’ll notice that there are also plenty of:

  • Art deco buildings along the Bund
  • Jesuit cathedrals
  • Jewish synagogues
  • Buddhist temples, like the Jade Buddha Temple – one of the city’s few active temples
  • Laneway houses
  • Modern apartment buildings

Join the locals in their favourite pastimes of shopping and eating – there are endless opportunities for that in Shanghai:

  • Designer boutiques at the IAPM Mall
  • Busy markets, like the famous AP Xinyang Fashion & Gifts Market
  • Vintage shops
  • Modern Michelin star restaurants – check out Ultraviolet
  • Traditional eateries, like the hotpot venue, Hǎi Dǐ Lāo

Top Cruise Lines

A great number of cruise lines offer itineraries that include Shanghai, below are some of the most popular ones:

Some of them will depart from Sydney: