Tiger Airways (operating as Tigerair) is joining the roster of airlines offering a cruise/fly service at Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore, informs Norma de la Fuente, head of marketing and business development for terminal operator, SATS-Creuers Cruise Services.

Laurent Wong, regional representative in Australia and New Zealand for Aranui Cruises, has announced the 2017 programme of Aranui 5 has been extended due to consumer demand.

The Australian Cruise Association has partnered with Princess Cruises to provide port information to passengers and increase the demand for cruising in Australia.

The Costa Group's newbuilds for China build on the company's growth there since 2006 using, to date, existing ships.

Buhdy Bok, president, Costa Group Asia, Costa Cruises Asia Pacific & China; Thatcher Brown, president, Dream Cruises; Roger Chen, chairman, Carnival China; Lorenzo Diamantini, vice gm, Greater China, MSC Cruises; Bruce Krumrine, vp, shore operations, Holland America Group and Dr Zinan Liu, president, North APAC & China, Royal Caribbean International & chairman, CLIA North Asia will participate at the opening conference session at Seatrade Cruise Asia, taking place from May 12-13, 2016 in Busan, South Korea.

To mark Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises coming online with its local contact centre today, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is giving travel agents in Australia and New Zealand a bonus 5% commission for new bookings made and deposited this month for the upper-premium and all-inclusive luxury brands.

Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth made a historic triple call at Hong Kong this week, all arriving within a 24-hour period.

A competitive racetrack, hovercraft bumper cars, many virtual-reality entertainment experiences, new concierge level accommodations, virtual balconies in interior rooms and ample duty-free shopping are among the first announced features of Norwegian Joy 喜悦号 (Xǐ Yuè Hào).

The 2,850-passenger Celebrity Solstice, which leaves Sydney on April 9 after her fourth extended season Down Under, will return on October 8 for the 2016/17 season.

Tuesday marked the inaugural use of the Kai Tak Ferry Pierr, at the site of the former Kai Tak Airport Fire Station, adjacent to Hong Kong's Kai Tak Cruise Terminal.

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