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World’s 1st 5G cruise ship unveiled in China

China's 1st homegrown large cruise ship with 5G capabilities to start commercial operations next year

Riyaz ul Khaliq  | 06.06.2023 - Update : 07.06.2023
World’s 1st 5G cruise ship unveiled in China Photo by China's Foreign Ministry / Twitter - @SpokespersonCHN


China on Tuesday unveiled the world's first homegrown 5G large cruise ship.

China's first domestically built cruise ship, Adora Magic City, also known as "Mo Du," was released into waters in Shanghai.

According to Chinese People's Daily, the cruise is the first 5G ship in the world.

With 2,125 rooms in the 24-story ship, the cruise can accommodate around 5,246 passengers at full capacity.

The work on the cruise began in 2019 and was built by Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co. under the China State Shipbuilding Corporation.

"The large cruise ship is the world's most complex single electronic product made up of over 25 million individual parts, five times the number of individual parts used in China's first domestic aircraft, the C919, and 13 times that of the 'Fuxing' bullet train," Chinese daily Global Times reported.

The cruise will undergo two sea trials in July and August before being officially launched to be used for commercial operations next year.

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