Repositioning Cruises For Quantum Of The Seas Unveiled

Royal Caribbean International has revealed details of the repositioning sailings for Quantum of the Seas’ planned Chinese deployment. Departing 2 May 2015 from the New York metropolitan area, the 53-night journey comprises 5 legs and sees the ship travel east and crossing the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Arabian Gulf, Indian Ocean and South China Sea … Continue reading

Now Open: Sofitel Legend People’s Grand Hotel Xian

French hospitality group Accor has brought its Sofitel Legend brand to China, with the opening of a property in Xian steeped in history.   The Sofitel Legend People’s Grand Hotel Xi’an occupies a grandiose heritage building that was originally a state-run hotel for visiting Chinese leaders and foreign dignitaries, with former Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai, … Continue reading

Royal Caribbean International Unveils 2014 European Deployments

*Update 27 March 2013 – Royal Caribbean International announced today that Oasis of the Seas will move to Europe for a short autumn season in 2014, marking the first time the ship has left Caribbean waters after entering service. Highlights of her deployment include an exclusive preview of the upcoming Quantum-class experience and special programs … Continue reading

Crystal Cruises, Silversea Offer Shorter Voyages

Luxury cruise lines Crystal Cruises and Silversea Cruises have announced a series of new short cruise options, in response to growing demand for such itineraries. The former is introducing 26 voyages ranging from 5- to 8-days throughout Europe from April to November 2013, while Silversea Cruises will offer 8 sailings of between 4- to 7-days … Continue reading

Paul Gauguin Cruises Unveils 2013 Itineraries

South Pacific’s largest cruise operator Paul Gauguin Cruises has unveiled its 2013 voyages, featuring 19 itineraries visiting 22 countries by the line’s luxury ships, ms Paul Gauguin and mv Tere Moana. The former, recently revamped at a cost of USD 7 million, will continue sailing year-round in French Polynesia, while her new fleetmate launching in … Continue reading