Viking Ocean Cruises Christens New Ship, Announces First World Cruise

A year after its debut with the Viking Star, Viking Ocean Cruises continues its aggressive expansion with the introduction of a second ship and the unveiling of details for the company’s first world cruise.   Viking Sea Named in London with Norwegian Flair The River Thames in Greenwich was the scene of maritime and Norwegian tradition … Continue reading

Emirates To Add Yangon, Hanoi To Network

Emirates has revealed plans to launch its first-ever flights to Myanmar this summer. Beginning 3 August 2016, the airline will operate a nonstop Dubai-Yangon service, continuing onwards to Hanoi. Flight EK 388 will depart Dubai daily at 0250 hrs, arriving in Yangon at 1105 hrs. The aircraft continues at 1235 hrs for Hanoi, landing at … Continue reading

Guangzhou To Host Star Cruises’ SuperStar Virgo In 2016

Asian cruise operator Star Cruises has announced the year-round deployment of its flagship SuperStar Virgo to Guangzhou’s Nansha port in 2016. The 75,338-GRT ship will offer 2 sailings per week from southern China’s largest city. She will depart on Fridays for a 2-night weekend cruise to Hong Kong, while a longer 5-night voyage ventures further … Continue reading

Genting Targets Asian Premium Market With New Dream Cruises Brand

Genting Hong Kong has signaled its intention to compete in Asia’s premium cruise market with the launch of Dream Cruises. Unveiled today onboard the SuperStar Virgo to a select group of 1,000 guests from the media and travel industry, the new brand comes just months after the company’s acquisition of luxury line Crystal Cruises and will deploy … Continue reading

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