Glory Sea, owned by Diamond Cruise International Co., Limited, was placed under arrest by Shanghai Maritime Court due to unpaid crew wages.

Explorer Dream has had mermaid-inspired artwork painted on her hull during her multimillion-dollar conversion from SuperStar Virgo at the Sembcorp Marine Admiralty Yard in Singapore.

The shops on newly introduced Costa Venezia feature prestigious designer brands, many carried for the first time at sea, and the largest beauty space ever offered on a cruise ship. Starboard Cruise Services curated this Italian-style shopping experience for longtime partner Costa Cruises' first newbuild for China.

Xu Juehui, general manager of Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal Development Co., Ltd, is calling for legislation at the National People's Congress and the Chinese Political Consultative Conference to protect the rights of cruise passengers.

In festivities that began with an acrobatic air show by the Italian Air Force's Frecce Tricolori over Trieste, Costa Venezia—built for the Chinese market—was named Friday by the matriarch of a Chinese family who are Costa Cruises fans.

China’s east coastal province Guangdong is planning to forge Guangzhou into a cruise tourism development experimental zone.

Fincantieri's Monfalcone shipyard handed over Costa Venezia—designed to offer the Chinese market the best of Italy—to Costa Cruises.

In conjunction with Princess Cruises’ sponsorship of 'Asia’s Got Talent,' Season 3, now airing on AXN in Asia, the show’s hosts Alan Wong and Justin Bratton filmed a series of vignettes aboard Diamond Princess prior to the world premiere earlier this month.

Partner Ulstein Design said SunStone Ships firmed the contract for its fourth Infinity-class newbuild in China. Ocean Explorer will operate on charter to Vantage Cruise Line.

2018 marked another strong year for Singapore's tourism sector, with both tourism receipts and visitor arrivals achieving new highs.



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