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

Repositioning Cruises For Quantum Of The Seas Unveiled

Royal Caribbean International has revealed details of the repositioning sailings for Quantum of the Seas’ planned Chinese deployment. Departing 2 May 2015 from the New York metropolitan area, the 53-night journey comprises 5 legs and sees the ship travel east and crossing the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Arabian Gulf, Indian Ocean and South China Sea … 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

SuperStar Gemini To Sail From Xiamen

Star Cruises has announced that the 50,764-GRT SuperStar Gemini will commence her first homeport deployment in Xiamen this fall, offering a range of new routes to cruisers. The line has been calling in China since 1994 and will use the Chinese coastal city as a base to explore regional destinations including Boracay, Hong Kong, Kaohsiung, … Continue reading

Langham Place Makes North American Debut

Langham Hospitality Group, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based real estate developer Great Eagle Holdings, has introduced its contemporary Langham Place brand to North America with the opening of the Langham Place Fifth Avenue in New York City. Located at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and 36th Street near the iconic Empire State Building, the property … Continue reading