Colonial roots and modern businesses
With its emphasis on economics and consumerism, Hong Kong offers the greatest variety and
concentration of shops and shopping on earth, along with a colossal range of cuisines, and vistas of sea and island.
The excellent infrastructure makes this an extremely soft entry into the Chinese world. Hong Kong comprises 1100 square kilometres of the south China coastline and a number of islands east of the Pearl River Delta.
During your MSC Grand Voyages cruise to Hong Kong you’ll be able to explore the principal urban area spreading along the north shore of the main island which offers traces of the old colony – from English place names to anachronistic double-decker trams trundling along the shore – and also superb modern cityscapes of towering buildings teetering up impossible slopes – the urban panorama of skyscrapered Hong Kong Island, seen across the harbour from Kowloon is stunning –, along with whole districts dedicated to selling Traditional Chinese Medicine and herbs.
The south of the island offers several decent beaches, a huge amusement park, and even hiking opportunities.
Hong Kong remains one of the world’s largest financial hubs but its modern face hides a surprisingly traditional culture.