Japanese Theme Park Operator Starts Ferry Service Between Shanghai and Nagasaki

Sasebo, Japan. InPark Magazine. February 28, 2012. (English). The Japan Times reports on HTB Cruise Company’s new service, which starts Wednesday: “HTB Cruise, a subsidiary of theme park operator Huis Ten Bosch Co., aims to have 100,000 passengers board the ferry annually and boost the number of Chinese visitors to the Dutch theme park in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture. 

“The company will operate one round trip per week until mid-March and increase the frequency to twice a week through the end of May.

“The number of passengers will be limited to around 300 to 400 until the vessel’s cabins are renovated by June, after which it will be able to accommodate about 1,000 people, the company said, adding that some 230 reservations came in for Wednesday’s inaugural cruise.”

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