China Merchants Heavy Industries (Jiangsu), the cruise shipbuilding arm of China Merchants Group, is co-operating with China’s communication industry players Ericsson and China Mobile (Nantong) Branch to apply a 5G network in the shipbuilding base of China Merchants at Haimen, Jiangsu.

After debuting in Barcelona last month, Spectrum of the Seas made its arrival to India, calling at Mumbai on Thursday.

Asia’s cruise passenger source market hit a new high in 2018 with 4.24m people taking an ocean cruise, up 4.6% year-on-year, according to data released today by Cruise Lines International Association that was first announced last month at Seatrade Cruise Global.

Madam Wang Hong, party secretary general of Shanghai Municipal People’s Government, Baoshan District was announced as the recipient of the prestigious Outstanding Contribution to the Growth of the Cruise Industry Award at Tuesday night's presentation ceremony for the 31st Seatrade Awards, which took place at London’s Guildhall.

Costa Cruises is following up its Venetian-themed ship for the Chinese market, this year's Costa Venezia, with the Florence-inspired Costa Firenze in October 2020. It, too, will be dedicated to China.

A steel-cutting ceremony for the L3 mock-up project was held at CSSC Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding as China State Shipbuilding Corp. prepares to build a large cruise ship for Carnival Corp. & plc's Chinese joint venture.

More cruise ships and passengers than ever before visited Xiamen in southern China in the first quarter of 2019, according to the latest statistics from China's Ministry of Transport.

Following Explorer Dream’s christening ceremony in Shanghai last week, Dream Cruises is offering savings of up to 30% on cruises departing Sydney between October 27 and February 23, 2020.

Costa Venezia, designed for the Asian market, made its maiden call at Singapore over the weekend, where more than than 2,000 passengers embarked.

‘Asia is a region of mammoth proportions, dynamic cultural variances, huge source market opportunity and challenging operating constraints so what needs to be done to propel Asia Pacific into becoming the second largest source market in the world, and maybe even challenging for the top spot?’

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