Compagnie Du Ponant Welcomes Le Soleal

French small-ship line Compagnie du Ponant has taken delivery of its third luxury yacht, Le Soleal. Her godmother, Kiki Tauck Mahar, joined company officials and other dignitaries in Venice over the weekend for the maiden voyage.   Built by Italian shipbuilders Fincantieri, the vessel is designed to offer passengers a unique yachting experience and becomes … 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

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

Holland America Line To Deploy 2 Ships To Asia Pacific For 2011/2012 Season

Holland America Line has announced that it will deploy 2 vessels to cruise the Asia Pacific region simultaneously in 2011/2012 for the first time. The 60,890-GRT ms Volendam and her sister ship ms Zaandam will offer a variety of itineraries ranging from 13 to 26 days, calling at some of the most popular and exotic ports in the … Continue reading

Royal Caribbean Announce Asian Itineraries For 2010

Royal Caribbean International have announced the spring and summer 2010 itineraries in Asia for the 69,130-GRT Legend of the Seas. From Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Yokohama, 14 different itineraries of between 4 and 9 nights are offered, featuring new and exotic destinations such as Hualien, Miyazaki, Nagoya and Vladivostok.   From Singapore Legend of the … Continue reading