Worldwide Cruise Terminals (WCT), the operator of Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, welcomed the inaugural berthing of Dream Cruises’ first ship, Genting Dream on Saturday.

China’s privately-owned Yangzijiang Shipbuilding has expressed interest to construct cruise ships but warns of repercussions if the Chinese market succeeds in this difficult venture.

William Harber has been appointed Hurtigruten’s president, China & Asia-Pacific, charged with driving sales and profitability across markets, including Greater China, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, as well as India.

Once upon a time only Japanese cruise vessels would call at the port of Sakai, located close to the least populated Japanese prefectures of Tottori and Shimane - but ones that are rich in beauty, culture and history.

Cairns-based Coral Expeditions is returning to what it calls the ‘hot’ destination of Papua New Guinea next year with a 25-night cruise  aboard Coral Discoverer which will undergo a major makeover at the DDW-PaxOcean Shipyard in Singapore later this month.

 

Chinese travel service provider Tongcheng has chartered Midnatsol for a cruise to Antarctica starting on November 11.

The contribution of cruising to the Australian economy grew 27% in  2015-16 to a record A$4.58bn.

After completing three projects at cruise/passenger terminals in Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea, ADELTE has secured  two new contracts to supply Passenger Boarding Bridges (SPBBs) in Incheon, South Korea and in Taiwan.

Two specialist in tanker shipping and a marine consulting firm have formed a partnership to promote common activities between the three, including servicing the growing Indian LNG and gas industry. An area it is targetting is the supply of LNG bunkering solutions for vessels, including cruise ships in the future, a spokesman confirmed.

Costa Cruises has officially been granted a Halal certificate for Costa Victoria's main galley ahead of the ship's  inaugural homeport season out of Penang, Malaysia which started Tuesday.

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