MSC Lirica To Shanghai In 2016

MSC Cruises has unveiled plans for the line’s first sailing to China, with the revitalized MSC Lirica calling in Shanghai on 1 May 2016 following a transcontinental repositioning sailing.   The ship, which will be fully renovated and stretched in November 2015 prior to deployment, will depart Rio de Janeiro on 3 March 2016 on a … Continue reading

Norwegian Cruise Line Announces 2016/2017 Deployment, Unveils Asian Season

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) today announced exciting and exotic new itineraries for the its Fall/Winter 2016/2017 deployment, offering new destinations and ports for guests. Highlights include the line’s return to Asia, the return of the Norwegian Epic to North America and explorations of South America by sea.   Norwegian Star to Asia and Australia The … Continue reading

Vietnam Airlines Introduces Airbus A350

Vietnam Airlines has begun operating the new Airbus A350-900XWB, marking the arrival of its first next-generation aircraft and the start of an ambitious modernisation programme for its long-haul fleet.   Configured in a 3-class layout comprising 29 business, 45 premium economy and 231 economy class seats, the jet is currently flying between Hanoi and Ho … Continue reading

Caravelle Hotel Undergoes Renovation Works

Vietnam’s iconic Caravelle Hotel, located at the busy Lam Son Square in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, has embarked on a major renovation project.   Made famous as a preferred haven of the international press corps during the Vietnam War, the hotel’s enhancement is its biggest in 15 years, when the modern 24-storey tower was … Continue reading

Southeast Asian Expansion For CroisiEurope

Europe’s largest river cruise line has made a significant expansion of its Southeast Asian operations with the purchase of a regional river cruise line. CroisiEurope has taken over Cambodia-based Compagnie Fluviale du Mékong (Mekong River Cruise Company) and its 4-vessel fleet.   The announcement strengthens the ties between both entities. CroisiEurope has chartered the line’s … Continue reading