Chinese cruise liner detained in South Korea

Posted on September 16, 2013 • Filed under: Asia Pacific, Cruises, Tourist Stories

According to, China’s first luxury cruise ship is being detained in Jeju, South Korea, as the result of a legal dispute. Tourists and staff of the Henna have been stranded on board for more than 30 hours. The governments of China and South Korea are coordinating efforts for its early release. Accommodation on board is said to be operating normally. The more than 2300 tourists and staff have not suffered discomfort. Jeju officials say the tourists, the majority coming from China, will be allowed to travel on the island starting from Sunday. The ship is operated by the Hainan Airline Tourism Holding Company. Read article

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