Cruise-and-stay trips often require clients to make the most of a short time in a city. Madeleine Barber takes in Shanghai’s highlights before boarding Royal Caribbean’s new ship Spectrum of the Seas
Shanghai is the world’s biggest city. Not in terms of square mileage, but thanks to its gargantuan population of 24.1 million people, this Chinese municipality ranks above even Beijing (21.8 million) on the world scale. The beating heart of this mega metropolis is The Bund, a promenade that hugs the Huangpu river and divides the colonial-era buildings in the west from the financial hub of the Pudong district in the east. From here, visitors can branch out to explore Shanghai’s must-see sights. Recommend a tailor-made Wendy Wu tour to ensure your clients make the most of their pre- or post-cruise stay in Shanghai.