Asian LCCs Establish New Airline Alliance

8 Asian low cost carriers (LCCs) have come together to form a new grouping promising greater value, connectivity and choice for the region’s air travellers.   The Value Alliance is touted as the world’s largest LCC alliance, founded by Cebu Pacific Air, Jeju Air, Nok Air, NokScoot, Scoot, Tigerair Singapore, Tigerair Australia and Vanilla Air. … Continue reading

Shanghai Homeport For Costa Serena

Costa Cruises, the Italian cruise line owned by industry giant Carnival Corporation, today announced it is scaling up its presence in the Far East. The line is sending the 114,500-GRT Costa Serena to China for a year-round deployment, joining fleet mates Costa Atlantica and Costa Victoria.   From April 2015, the ship will be based … Continue reading

Mariner Of The Seas And Voyager Of The Seas To Continue Cruising Asia In 2014

Royal Caribbean International has announced that the Mariner of the Seas and Voyager of the Seas will continue to cruise in Asia next summer, sailing from Beijing (Tianjin), Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore. The 138,000-GRT ships are the largest to be based in Asia and are part of the line’s push towards the region as … Continue reading

Inaugural China Season For Sapphire Princess Revealed

Princess Cruises has announced details of its upcoming Chinese debut in 2014, naming Shanghai as the home port for Sapphire Princess during a 4-month season expected to carry 70,000 passengers. The news follows Princess Cruises’ earlier reveal of the ship’s Southeast Asian deployment, where she will spend November 2014 to February 2015 cruising the region … Continue reading

Princess Cruises Grows Presence In Japan, Unveils Preview Sailings For New Ship

Princess Cruises, a division of Carnival Corporation, has revealed plans to grow its presence in Japan with the deployment of a second ship to the market. The line has also announced 2 preview cruises for the upcoming Royal Princess, designed to allow cruises a taste of the new ship before its official inauguration.   Second Ship … Continue reading