Cool guy Christopher Beam recently wrote about his trip going from Shanghai to Japan on a western cruise liner full of Chinese tourists. Interesting read. I have thought for a long time, and Jeremy Goldkorn says as much in his interview with Christopher that cruises tend to tick a lot of the boxes for stereotypes about what Chinese travellers like, i.e. lots of food, gambling, an ability to tick off a bunch of different places on one trip, organised activities that don’t require much independence and tiered classes so everyone knows how rich everyone else is (sorry… those last few dont sound very flattering). Whilst neither the interview or the article come to the conclusion, I think there is huge potential for this to grow in the future. Maybe just in time for the Gold Coasts shiny new cruise terminal.