The city of Qingdao greeted Seabourn Pride with a warm and festive welcome featuring local bands and Chinese dancing lions.
Seabourn Pride made its maiden call at Qingdao, China, on the morning of Sunday, May 2, 2010, and docked at the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center, marking the first time a cruise vessel docked at the facility. There was great fanfare in the city as local residents gathered around the marina to watch the yacht sail into their city. Pride received a warm and celebratory welcome from city officials, and two local brass and drumming bands assembled on the pier, along with Chinese traditional dancing lions, to greet guests with a lively music performance representing the rich Chinese history and culture.
Seabourn Pride Captain Hamish Elliott and Hotel Manager Laurent Lalouer sent us several terrific pictures from Qingdao.