Meyer Werft delivered the first Quantum-Ultra ship, Spectrum of the Seas, to Royal Caribbean International in Bremerhaven. This vessel is customized for the China market.
Viking Cruises and China Merchants Shekou, representing China Merchants Group, signed a memorandum of understanding to form a joint venture focused on building a cruise line with worldwide offerings for the Chinese market.
Cruise tourism in Asia has been identified as one of the fastest-growing sectors in tourism development, with the number of passengers increasing by an estimated annual average of 33%, from 775,000 in 2012 to nearly 4.26m in 2018.
Guangzhou Nansha International Cruise Homeport Operation & Management Co. held an opening ceremony to mark the commencement of operations.
Genting Hong Kong's growing cruise segment helped boost revenue and EBITDA in the second half of 2018, however the company posted a net loss of US$72m, up from the $41.1m loss in 2H 2017.
The southern Chinese city Wenzhou is to have three homeport cruises by Costa Atlantica this year, starting April 12. It is the largest cruise ship to call at Wenzhou.
ABB won an order to supply a comprehensive power and propulsion package for Carnival Corp.'s first cruise ship built in China at Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
Chinese cruise ship operator Bohai Ferry signed a letter of intent for the strategic cooperation on the development of cruise routes between China and Nampo, North Korea.
Royal Caribbean International is giving Singaporeans an opportunity to swap their regular schedule with a cruise adventure, in its latest marketing campaign, 'The Weekend Swap.'