Kai Tak Cruise Terminal

Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, Hong Kong: Address, Phone Number, Kai Tak Cruise Terminal Reviews: 3.5/5

Kai Tak Cruise Terminal
3.5
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3.5
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Cruise terminal was the Old Airport
Apr 2020 • Couples
Beautiful and lonely landscape A large grassland and the deserted cruise terminal which was old airport Nice place to rest or to spend sometime with and watch the HK island and the KLN side
Written April 20, 2020
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Mary
Hong Kong, China1 contribution
Feel Disappointed
Oct 2019
I went to Kai Tak Cruise Terminal in Oct 2019 for the World Dream Cruise Trip. The day that departure from Hong Kong is fine. However, it took more than half an hour to get to the luggage hall for picking my luggage on the day return to Hong Kong Kai Tak Cruise Terminal. There were no sign for me where to go for the next steps for check-out process. There were not enough staff for the tourists to enquire. I even lost the way to get to the luggage pick up hall!!!
Written April 13, 2020
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Lee K
Adelaide, Australia81 contributions
Absolutely organised chaos.
Sep 2019
And this was before the Corona virus scare. One of the worst embarkations that I have experienced. A quite adequate large hall packed with passengers and a handful of staff giving conflicting directions. It took ages to get through Immigration and Customs to actually get on the ship. Never again at this Cruise Terminal for this traveler.
Written March 5, 2020
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China132,829 contributions
Still feels like there is work to be done
Feb 2020
The Kai Tak Cruise Terminal was a long anticipated development that finally opened in 2013, making repurposed use of the old Kai Tak airport space on the Kowloon Peninsula. The cruise terminal is huge, allowing space for at least two large cruise liners to make sure at any one time. Sadly, here we are 6.5 years later and the terminal still feels incomplete with poor transportation arrangements for those disembarking and trying to make their way around the city. There remains a tremendous amount of construction taking place around Kai Tak, creating the illusion that the terminal area remains unfinished with much development work still to go. To this end, that very much is the case. As for transportation, the terminal is quite isolated, meaning visitors will need to take a taxi or shuttle in order to get anywhere within the city that is of interest. In fact, this is one of the least connected areas of Kowloon. So close to everything, yet still so difficult to get anywhere from the cruise terminal. There are public buses (routes 22 and 22M) which link to the newly opened Kai Tak MTR Station and MegaBox Mall (2 stops away). You can also take mini-bus route 86 to the Kowloon Bay MTR Station. From these locations you can make your way to further destinations around the city using the MTR network. Be ready to pay exact bus far in HKD coins or with an Octopus Card, again not very convenient since you've just arrived here in the city. For more information regarding transportation to/from Hong Kong international airport, rail station or ferry terminals to Macau and Mainland China have a look at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal website. Or better yet, ask on the TA Hong Kong forum for suggestions from the locals, especially if you have questions about onward transportation to particular attractions or hotels around the city. Now the good aspects of the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal - There is a Hong Kong Tourism Board (Discover Hong Kong) office that is open when cruise ships are berthed. This is a very helpful department and spot to pick up maps of the cities, brochures and have any questions answered that you might have. The roof of Kai Tuk also offers a large outdoor area with gardens, open grassy lawns, koy pond, lots of park benches and 360 degree views of Victoria Harbour, the Hong Kong and Kowloon Skylines to the west and the Kwun Tong to the east. This is a pleasant area that is actually open to the public as well, so you may be enjoying your time here with a handful of locals who find this open, leisurely area quite relaxing and a good way to escape the chaos and business of the Kowloon streets nearby.
Written February 20, 2020
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Frank H
Ladysmith, Canada29 contributions
Free shuttle buses to two separate places
Jan 2020
Cruise terminal is located just like airport terminal next to the cruise ship. (As a matter of fact prior to the cruise terminal it was an airport facility including runway, as I learned.) Out of cruise terminal one free shuttle bus to a shopping mall which we took. Another one brings up a hill place. Both were free. It was the first day of CNY 2020 celebration, we went a dim sum restaurant. After about an hour waiting, we had a sitting table and chair. A dim sum branch was great, but ended in a relatively expensive meal. It was very difficult to communicate in English. We experienced similar dim sum lunch a number of times in the past which made us a bit easy.
Written February 12, 2020
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HandsomeXO
Hong Kong, China5,686 contributions
Inconvenient & Inefficient
Mar 2019
Kai Tak Cruise Terminal is the newer cruise ship terminal in Hong Kong. It is huge and spacious, but it doesn’t look new or modern. There is nothing to do in the area, and travelers can only get around by private cars or taxis, which makes it super inconvenient. For embarkation, travelers must leave all their tagged baggage at the drop-off area before entering the building. Once inside the building, it is hard to find someone to ask for directions, let alone locating security guards. Guests are given an embarkation ticket upon arrival, and must wait for the number to be called before lining up for check-in. The whole process takes more than 4 hours, proving the inefficiency of the system and/or the staff! To make it worse, restaurants and shops are located far from the waiting area, and without knowing when their numbers will be called, guests often choose not to leave the hall and become more impatient.
Written February 12, 2020
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FourE
Hong Kong51 contributions
Poor Transportation Arrangement for Disembarkation
Jan 2020
It would be a nightmare if you disembark at Kai Tak Cruise Terminal especially with a huge ship. The functional design of the terminal is also a big problem. Long queue at taxi stand with not enough taxi. Bus schedule is not frequent enough to take passengers out of the terminal. It took me two and a half hours to get to the closest MTR station by bus then I got a taxi there.
Written January 16, 2020
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MJonesPE
Kawasaki, Japan135 contributions
New Years visit. Tip, learn the bus system!
Dec 2019
Terminal is new but location travel infrastructure is not complete. Cruise line had shuttle but schedule was not flexible. Banter first day we figured out system which has 2 routes at terminal and it was easy. Buses are 10% the cost of a taxi, 2 Hong Kong dollars. Use the bus system, you can get back from anywhere
Written January 11, 2020
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srimanone
El Pescadero, Mexico869 contributions
TAXI FROM AIRPORT AND LONG WALK TO GET ON SHIP
Jan 2020 • Solo
Took taxi from airport around 320 hg, and long walk to get on ship. Lots of construction in area, so expect delays unless you get here on off times. Garden on roof to roam around, but you probably will not have much time. Once you got to ship, extra long corridors to get on. Nothing spectacular in this cruise terminal but functionable.
Written January 4, 2020
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neil m
Manchester, UK23 contributions
Central Location
Dec 2019
Centrally located Kai Tak is a short taxi ride away from Kowloon etc.Plenty surrounding hotels within 5 min taxi ride if staying the night before your cruise.Top tip would be not to try and walk there with your cases ,no matter how close you think your hotel is.
Written December 23, 2019
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