Hong Kong’s Junk Boats Aren’t What They Used To Be

Aug 10, 2017 at 10:47 AM ET

Hong Kong cruises have morphed from calm to crazy.

Luxury yacht parties are offered on what they call junk boats, a name that dates back to the Han Dynasty. But these boats have little in common with their quaint cousins. Some tours are for relaxing, while others are for dancing or fine dining. And they call come with views of Hong Kong’s skyline or beaches.

Many of the boats keep the rustic, wooden look that the original junk boats had, but others have replaced history with flash.