Star Cruises Announces More Cruise Options For Shanghai Season

Star Cruises has announced more itinerary options for the upcoming Shanghai homeporting season of the Superstar Virgo. The 13-deck ship, dubbed the fastest in Asia, will sail a series of longer 7-night round trip cruises from Shanghai, while also offering fly-cruise holidays with the designation of Yokohama as an interport.   7-night Golden Sea Route In … 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

Airlines Suspend Dreamliner Operations

Operators of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner have moved to ground their fleets following an advisory issued by the Federal Aviation Administration pending safety testing of the onboard batteries. A series of incidents involving the aircraft (most recently an emergency landing in Japan) prompted the directive, with Japanese and US operators the first to suspend operations. … Continue reading

Costa Atlantica To Cruise Asia In 2013

Italian cruise line Costa Cruises has announced it will raise capacity in Asia for the 2013 cruise season, sending the 85,700-GRT Costa Atlantica to the region. The 2,680-passenger ship joins the Costa Victoria, which is being deployed to the Far East this year together with the Costa Classica, to double the line’s offering as it … Continue reading

Princess Cruises Plans New Japan Deployment

Princess Cruises is preparing to expand in Japan with the announcement that it will send a ship to the country next year. The 2,022-passenger Sun Princess will be based out of Kobe and Yokohama from April 2013 to operate a series of 9 cruises in what is arguably the largest ever deployment by a global cruise line in the … Continue reading