With a growing cruise industry in Asia, a new terminal was built at the tip of the old airport runway at Kai Tak to relieve congestion at the existing port in Tsim Sha Tsui. Since it opened in 2013, not too many ships have docked here, so I took the opportunity to visit when a large vessel, Quantum of the Seas, arrived.
The terminal is not easy to reach from the city. There are inadequate minibuses from Kowloon Bay and the line stretched long. The bus from Ngau Tau Kok departs only every 30 minutes.
The location is wonderful to see the harbour without obstruction.
Much of the old airport is still a redevelopment in progress.
The top floor of the cruise terminal is a public park with excellent views.
Modern cruise ships have a lot of amazing facilities. If the outdoor rock-climbing wall didn't impress, this extendable observation deck would.
Kowloon Bay and Kwun Tong is an emerging commercial centre as the banks decentralize and take advantage of cheap rents in this part of town.
This is one of the widest views of the island that you can get from Kowloon's harbourfront.
Sunsets are quite nice from this vantage point.