Hiroshima says sayonara to the Galaxy cruise ship

The Ginga (Galaxy) dinner cruise shop will be retired in December after 40 years of plying the waters of Hiroshima Bay.

The 58-m long Galaxy can accommodate 400 people at a time and it is reported that the ship has carried around 1 million passengers during its career.

ginga galaxy cruise ship in hiroshima port

Difficulty in procuring parts and a decline in the number of people attracted by its lunch and dinner cruises are said to be the reasons for it being decommissioned.

If you are up for the retro experience, you still have until the end of the year. You can sign up for lunch, sunset, and dinner cruises through its official website which is a relic of the past in its own right. The ship will also provide some lucky guests a ringside seat at the Kure Port Fireworks and Hiroshima Port Fireworks Festivals in July.