“Blue Whale No. 1”, a two-storey cruise ship with capacity for 388 passengers, came back into service this September with two routes a day serving Coloane and Cotai respectively. The sightseeing vessel departs from the Inner Harbour, with the boat tour taking in famous attractions like the A-Ma Temple, the Macau Tower, the Macao Science Center, Kum Iam Statue, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and Lai Chi Vun Village. After a major upgrade, the cruise ship is now equipped with a performance stage for up to 30 people, a video projection-format karaoke system, and an open-air sightseeing deck that provides a panoramic view of Macao.
Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm; 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Venue: Inner Harbour
Admission: From MOP/HKD150 (MOP/HKD240 including a buffet; MOP/HKD160 including standard meals; free admission to children under the age of two)
Enquiry: (853) 2893 0012
Organiser: Yuet Tung Shipping Co. Ltd
Another cruise tour option – “Macau Cruise” – connects the Taipa Ferry Terminal to the Coloane Pier. Passengers can enjoy views of the local skylines from the water, including attractions such as the Guia Fortress, the Macao Science Center, Kun Iam Statue, the Macau Tower and the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macao Bridge. Each tour takes approximately 45 minutes.
Time: Departure from Taipa Ferry Terminal at 1:00pm, 3:00pm and 5:00pm; departure from Coloane Pier at 2:00pm 4:00pm and 6:00pm (additional services on weekends and public holidays at 11:00am from Taipa Ferry Terminal and 12:00pm from Coloane Pier)
Venue: Taipa Ferry Terminal and Coloane Pier
Enquiry: (853) 8790 6007
Organiser: Shun Tak-China Travel Ship Management (Macau)
Cheung Kam Ka, Macao Youth Symphony Orchestra Association, Cultural Affairs Bureau, Santo Nino de Cebu in Macao Association, Macao Chinese Orchestra, Wanxing International Entertainment Culture Ltd, Municipal Affairs Bureau, The Union of Christian Evangelical Churches in Macau, Macao Orchestra, Macao Cultural Centre, Ox Warehouse, Suncity Group, Club Cubic, Portuguese Bookstore, The Parisian Macao, Macau Entertainment Exhibition Association, Institute for Tourism Studies, Taipa Village Cultural Association, Macao Museum of Art, Albergue SCM, Macao Museum, Macao Science Center, Studio City, Yuet Tung Shipping Co. Ltd, Sands Cotai Central, City of Dreams, Associação de Teatro Long Fung, Starmusic Centre, MGM Macau, Concerto da Camera, Black Sand Theatre