(ECNS) -- China's first domestically-made cruise ship started to undock in Shanghai on Tuesday.
It marks the end of the cruise ship’s main body construction and the start of comprehensive tests in the dock, and interior fitting completion.
Subsequently, two test voyages will be conducted before delivery at the end of 2023 and operation next year.
With a length of 323.6 meters and a width of 37.2 meters, the ship has a total of 25 million parts and 2,826 cabins, including 2,125 guest rooms and 701 crew rooms, covering an area of 34,600 square meters. It can accommodate 5,246 passengers.
The 16-storey living area is known as a mobile "modern city at sea" with many leisure facilities like theaters, restaurants, shopping centers, galleries and water parks.
Construction of the ship began in 2019 and the construction team has made breakthroughs in three core technologies that span its entire life, involving weight control, vibration and noise reduction and port safety.