In this Wednesday Aug. 6, 2014 photo, the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Mariner of the Seas is docked at the international passenger port in Shanghai, China. Cruise operators have traditionally sent ... more 
In this Wednesday Aug. 6, 2014 photo, the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Mariner of the Seas is docked at the international passenger port in Shanghai, China. Cruise operators have traditionally sent older vessels to developing countries while saving their most advanced ships for U.S. and European customers. But surging growth in China means it’s a market operators can no longer ignore. The race for China underscores the growing strength of the leisure and travel industries in the world’s No. 2 economy as authorities try to spur domestic spending rather than trade and investment as an engine of growth. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT less 
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Wed, Aug 20, 2014 10:42 AM EDT