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

Holland America Line Increases Capacity In Asia For 2013/2014

Holland America Line is increasing its focus on Asia with a capacity increase and new itineraries for the region during the 2013/2014 cruise season. The ms Rotterdam and ms Volendam will be operating a selection of itineraries and 4 extensive Collectors’ Voyages from ports including Hong Kong, Kobe and Singapore.   19-day Great Barrier Reef … Continue reading

Holland America Deploys ms Volendam To Asia For 2012/2013

Holland America Line has announced that the 60,890-GRT ms Volendam will return to cruise Asian waters in 2013, in response to growing interest in the Far East. The vessel, which is poised to visit the region in early 2012, will sail a series of itineraries visiting Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand. … Continue reading

Holland America Line Adjusts 2012 Asian Itineraries

Holland America Line is enhancing the 2012 Asian deployment of the 1,432-passenger ms Zaandam, with the addition of a new 14-day Asia Explorer itinerary between Hong Kong and Singapore. The Seattle-based line is also sailing a 14-day China & Korea sailing that will see it conduct its maiden calls to South Korea. Guests will have the opportunity to combine … Continue reading

Holland America Line’s ms Amsterdam To Circumnavigate Globe In 2011

Holland America Line announced this week a 112-day circumnavigation of the globe by the ms Amsterdam in 2012. In what is becoming an annual event for the ship, which has sailed around the world 6 times in the past 11 years, the cruise will start on 6 January 2012 in Fort Lauderdale, taking guests southbound towards … Continue reading