Latest News:  

English>>China Society

Passengers on ill-fated cruise win reparations

By  Hu Min  (Shanghai Daily)

10:15, April 10, 2013

Online travel agency Ctrip said yesterday it would pay compensation of 493 yuan (US$80) to each of the 2,000-plus tourists who took a problem-plagued Costa cruise tour to South Korea.

About 100 tourists refused to leave the ship yesterday morning when it returned to Shanghai, complaining that the trip had been delayed, a stop at Jeju Island cancelled without notification and the ship had taken to rough seas that had caused many to be seasick.

The trip cost 3,000 to 4,000 yuan. The five-day cruise trip to Incheon, Seoul and Jeju was delayed by seven hours due to fog and departed from Baoyang port in Baoshan District at midnight on Friday.

The tourists who wouldn't leave the ship when it returned to the port about 8am yesterday finally got off at 6pm after the promise of compensation and an apology.

Several thousand tourists who were to board the ship had to wait.

Ctrip said bad weather forced changes. Each port has requirements on anchoring, and the ship missed the time to stop in Jeju, Ctrip said.

Latest development of H7N9 in China[Special]

We Recommend:

Shine on stage - Wuju Opera in photos

The 'milky river'- seriously polluted water

Terminal care - Go gentle into that good night

Photo story: Terminally ill man and his snack shop

New born tiger cubs meet with tourists in Jiangsu

Dawn of living dead in funeral stunt

China's weekly story (2013.3.23-3.28)

Floating bridge dates back to Song Dynasty

'How are you, my child'- loss of the only child

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:GaoYinan、Chen Lidan)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Chinese Marines in military skill training

  2. French, Cote d'Ivoire soldiers attend drill

  3. Flowers laid outside Thatcher's home

  4. The job of building heavenly homeland

  5. Feeling the H7N9 strain

  6. Firefighters working to extinguish forest fire

  7. An old town on the tea-horse road--Du Kezong

  8. The best smiles may be all wet

  9. Stunning models at Bangkok Auto Show

  10. China's inflation drops from 10-month high

Most Popular


  1. Errors in urbanization must be avoided
  2. What kind of public diplomacy does China need?
  3. Today's youths will prove their mettle
  4. Chinese spend less on hotels, still flash the cash
  5. Soros upbeat on China's economic transformation
  6. Chinese innovations to benefit the world: Bill Gates
  7. Reflecting on rules that allow bad apples
  8. Cold food honors loyal man with a warm heart
  9. Safety concerns over state-owned coal mines
  10. New age of gender blending in China

What’s happening in China

Stand in face of bulldozer
With water and electricity cut, lonely 'Nail House' struggling to stay

  1. Eighth Chinese death from H7N9 bird flu
  2. Beijing plans to burn waste from landfills
  3. Interior pollution problem in mass-market cars
  4. Renewed crackdown on careless crossers
  5. Beijing to install BDS instead of GPS