Completed in May 2010, Tianjin Cruise Terminal is the largest cruise terminal building in Asia. It has the capability of receiving 50,0000 passengers per year. The terminal building is composed of three parts – Passengers Service, Office Building and Commercial Area with 5 storeys above ground & one underground.
Carrying their hangbags, passengers walk directly from their cabins to the main terminal building through a corridor bridge. After going through custom house, passengers find themselves in the large waiting hall. On the right side in the hall, lying with the passengers’s checked luggage. So carefully check your own luggage.
If you feel tired or uncomfortable, you may take a break sitting in the chairs in the Hall. The toilet is on the left side near the exit. Actually there are two exits – Exit 2 and Exit 3. Exit 2 is in the middle of the hall for tourist groups while Exit 3 is on the left side of the Exit 2, only for individual tourists. So make sure you go through the right exit.
If you book a Tianjin Port Transfer Beijing Transfer online as individual travelers, then you should take the Exit 03 on the left in Hall. If you arranged by the ocean liner or on the group travel organized by travel agents, then choose the middle Exit 2.
For Diamond Princess, the Pick up Tianjin Port service usually starts as early as 7:00am with the last passenger finishing around 9:30am. If you go out from the Exit 3, you will expect lots of tour guides holding signboards written with passengers’names. If your transfer has been confirmed, then no worry and patiently look for your name and your tour guide.
The cruise port has two parking lots with the right side for buses and left side for cars or vans when you exit from the terminal building. If you have too much luggage, you may use the luggage cart with the help of the crew. Sure, your tour guide will give you a hand if you are burdened with heavy luggage.
At present, Tianjin Cruise Terminal is not a busy terminal. There are no routine Tianjin Port Shuttle Bus or Tianjin Taxis service around the terminal. Very often, when a big ocean liner leaves, like Diamond Princess, the terminal will be back to normal, like a dead building by the sea. So you are highly advised to pre-book your transfer service. Don’t adopt a wait and see policy aimed at having a good bargain for a transfer on the spot. Because there is no regular public trasnport system available at the terminal, you will be in a disadvantage position if you have failed to book the Tianjin Port Beijing Transfer.
Tip: Hassle-free Tianjin Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours, here are some options for Tianjin guided tours: