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

Starwood Adds Luxury Collection Properties In China And India

Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ Luxury Collection continues its growth in Asia with the addition of 2 new properties this week. The Royal Begonia opens in the resort city of Sanya, while the ITC Grand Chola in Chennai bolsters its successful partnership with the Indian conglomerate.   The Royal Begonia Situated at Sanya’s Haitang Bay with … Continue reading

Refreshed Star Pisces Returns To Hong Kong

Asian cruise line Star Cruises announced the return of its 40,053-GRT Star Pisces to Hong Kong earlier this week to offer 1-night South China Sea sailings daily. Following a year-long deployment in Penang and an extensive refurbishment, the vessel now sports colourful murals of 2 Chinese carps jumping out of the water amidst sea shells and waves … Continue reading