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MGM “Macau Cruise” Sets Sail
Distinctive Coastal Tourism Experience to Advance Barra Revitalization
MGM organized a dedicated “Macau Cruise” experiential tour for youngsters, children and their parents from the General Association of Chinese Students of Macau.

The MGM “Macau Cruise” sightseeing cruise – with daily departures connecting Barra Pier and Coloane Pier – has officially set sail! The sea route is a novel offering of MGM’s Barra Revitalization Plan, which harnesses innovative integration of “cultural tourism + sightseeing + transportation" to bridge Barra and Coloane, the city’s two historical towns. With an intention to enrich Macau’s coastal tourism offerings while expanding the water transportation network, the MGM “Macau Cruise” is designed to facilitate the dynamics and visitation between Macau’s World Heritage spot Barra and the opposite shore of Coloane, further unleashing Barra’s potential to foster the development of neighboring regions.


Together with Barra’s unique world heritage attributes and revitalization projects afoot, Barra is set to be a pivotal community tourism hub in Macau that appeals to residents and international tourists alike. The MGM “Macau Cruise” will play an important role in further optimizing tourism facilities and the ensuing travel experience for visitors in the area. Moving forward, MGM will soon introduce more innovative experiences onto the sightseeing cruise, to augment the cultural elements of coastal tourism.


Earlier, MGM organized a dedicated “Macau Cruise” experiential tour for youngsters, children and their parents from the General Association of Chinese Students of Macau. Under the guidance of a professional tour guide, participants embarked from the heart of Barra, exploring several heritage sites like A-Ma Temple, Moorish Barracks, Mandarin's House and more. Some educative orienteering tasks were arranged to help students better learn the culture and history of Barra. Following the walking tour, the participating group boarded the MGM “Macau Cruise” at Barra Pier, where they took in the vistas and landmarks of Macau Peninsula, Taipa and Hengqin, and enjoyed a cultural sea journey transversing Macau Peninsula and Coloane.


Sophia Sou, a student who joined the MGM “Macau Cruise” experiential tour, said “This journey was my first experience traveling from Barra to Colane by water transportation. During the walking tour at Barra, I gained a deeper understanding of Macau’s world heritage sites, and found that the harmonious co-existence of heritage and modernity within Barra is truly fascinating. Besides, the sailing experience on “Macau Cruise” also enabled me to further discover the diversified and bustling cityscape of Macau from a new means and perspective.”


The MGM “Macau Cruise” has over 40 seats on board, and four daily departures between Barra Pier and Coloane Pier. MGM also promotes ferry tickets to in-room guests, with a view to encouraging more tourists to take the sea route and re-discover the cultural charm of the two historical towns.  

The cabin design of the MGM “Macau Cruise” was jointly curated by MGM and a local agency CHIII design – as part of its initiatives to support local SMEs. The interior features a combination of the World Heritage Site A-Ma Temple and other city attractions, accentuating Macau’s maritime and east-meets-west attributes, elevating the visuals of the sightseeing cruise.


MGM “Macau Cruise” Ticketing & Sailing Details

Daily Departures

Barra Pier à Coloane Pier

Coloane Pier à Barra Pier

Ticket Price



MOP60 per person





Ticketing:    For ticketing inquiries, please visit the service counter at the hotel lobby of
MGM MACAU or MGM COTAI, or purchase your tickets at Barra Pier or Coloane Pier.



About MGM


MGM is an abbreviation for MGM China Holdings Limited (HKEx: 2282) and is a leading developer, owner and operator of gaming and lodging resorts in the Greater China region. We are the holding company of MGM Grand Paradise, SA which holds one of the six gaming concessions to run casino games in Macau. MGM Grand Paradise, SA owns and operates MGM MACAU, the award-winning premium integrated resort located on the Macau Peninsula and MGM COTAI, a contemporary luxury integrated resort in Cotai, which opened in early 2018 and more than doubles our presence in Macau. 


MGM MACAU is a Forbes Five-Star luxury integrated resort inspired by the arts with every element of the resort infused with creativity and style. MGM MACAU has approximately 600 guest rooms and suites and boasts a number of distinguishing features, including the architecturally stunning European-inspired Grande Praça, housed under a soaring glass ceiling. MGM MACAU’s world class facilities include the MGM Art Space, dedicating over 5,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, spa, and seven signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.


MGM COTAI is the latest integrated resort of MGM in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it offers approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, Asia’s first dynamic theater, meeting space, high end spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets as well as the first international Mansion at MGM for the ultimate luxury experience. The Spectacle at MGM COTAI becomes the record holder of the largest free-span gridshell glazed roof (self-supporting) on January 19, 2019, making it the first architectural and structural GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Macau, China. MGM COTAI is being developed to drive greater product diversification and bring more advanced and innovative forms of entertainment to Macau as it grows as a global tourist destination. MGM COTAI is the only mega complex and hotel in Macau to gain three-star certification in both Green Building Design and Operation Label, as well as the first hotel in the Greater Bay Area and second in Greater China to receive the certifications.


MGM China is majority owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, ARIA, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and Park MGM. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at



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