A tour of the ship’s famed cruise ship Peter Pan is being given the go-ahead by China’s Ministry of Culture for its 100th anniversary.
Tourists can board a ferry to the vessel from Shanghai’s Dongguan district.
The ferry, which carries up to 300 passengers, has been on a long-planned voyage to China since China established diplomatic relations with the United States in 1979.
The vessel has been a highlight of the tourist industry in China for decades.
A spokeswoman for the ministry’s Culture and Tourism Office said that a trip to the ship would be part of the 100th Anniversary Celebration.
“China is looking forward to this voyage and its 100-year celebration,” the spokeswoman said.
China’s government has also given the ship the green light to set up a temporary tourist attraction on its coast, with plans to create a replica of the famous ship that could eventually become the nation’s largest cruise ship.
After completing the voyage, the ship will be returned to port in Shanghai, where it will be repaired and rebuilt.