China To Get Another Quantum-class Ship

In a sign of the growing significance of the Chinese cruise market, Royal Caribbean International has announced that its third Quantum-class ship, Ovation of the Seas, will be homeported in Tianjin to cruise Asian waters.   Currently under construction in Germany and launching in April 2016, she will be the second newbuild committed by the … 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

Royal Caribbean International Plans Bold Move With Asian Deployment Of Quantum Of The Seas

Royal Caribbean International has unveiled plans for its boldest move yet for the Asian market. In a bid to bolster its position, the Miami-based line has announced the deployment of its newest ship, Quantum of the Seas, to China in May 2015. The announcement marks the first time an international cruise line has dedicated a … 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

Independence Of The Seas To Undergo Enhancement

Cruise giant Royal Caribbean International has announced details for the upcoming revitalization of its 3,634-passenger Independence of the Seas in April 2013. The Southampton-based ship will receive a general refurbishment and new dining, entertainment and recreational enhancements as part of a major fleetwide upgrade programme.   Guests will soon be able to enjoy new dining options … Continue reading