Double the cruising power

Double the cruising power

With the increasing demand for both short and long-haul cruises from Singapore, Princess Cruises has announced it will continue to homeport in Singapore for a fifth consecutive season (2018-19) with the deployment of Sapphire and Diamond Princess cruise ships.
 

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Genting Hong Kong gets social-minded

Genting Hong Kong gets social-minded

Cruises are making waves not only with expanded business offerings in Asia, but are finding ways to give back to the community through outreach efforts. One such effort was the partnership between Genting Hong Kong and Tung Wah Group of Hospitals’ (TWGHs) to host the 2nd Charity Voyage. 
 

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World Dream begins conveyance down river Ems

World Dream begins conveyance down river Ems

World Dream, the newest addition to the Dream Cruises fleet, began its river conveyance down Ems on September 17 in Papenburg, Germany and will travel to Eemshaven, Netherlands for initial testing and Bremerhaven, Germany for additional sea trials. 

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Rodriguez steps down as Crystal CEO

Rodriguez steps down as Crystal CEO

Crystal Cruises president and CEO Edie Rodriguez, the public face of the company and its associated luxury brands since October 2013, has stepped down.

Rodriguez has been succeeded by Tom Wolber, effective immediately.

Wolber has had a three-decade career at Walt Disney, including 10 years at Disney Cruise Line, where he was senior vice president of operations.

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Cruise lines aid in Irma relief effort

Cruise lines aid in Irma relief effort

Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line have dedicated ships to deliver supplies to hurricane-ravaged destinations and evacuate stranded visitors.

Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas arrived in St. Maarten on Sunday with provisions. Then the ship departed for Puerto Rico with tourists who were stuck on the island.

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SkySea smartens up with Alipay

SkySea smartens up with Alipay

Cruise companies in the mobile Internet era are finding new ways to attract travellers by beefing up crucial services.

SkySea, a cruise line in the China market, will be expanding its range of mobile payments onboard the SkySea Golden Era to include Alipay, a third-party payment platform, from September 17, marking the first time the cruise line is accepting third‐party mobile payments on board.

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Asia cruise insights: Travellers like to stay close to home

Asia cruise insights: Travellers like to stay close to home

Asian cruise travellers prefer to explore Asian destinations, according to a new report from Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) into the Asian cruise market.

Asian cruise only passengers grew at the fastest rate mostly due to the increase in the Chinese market. In fact, out of the 2,086 sailings scheduled for Asian waters in 2017 - 1,992 cruises (or 95.4%) will remain within Asia, with exclusive Asia-to-Asia itineraries, while an additional 94 voyages are scheduled to pass through the Asia region in 2017. 

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