China’s first cruise

  • Asia
  • Saturday, 09 Mar 2013

This new luxury cruise liner, owned by HNA Cruises, can accommodate 1,965 passengers in 739 cabins, including nine suites with balconies. Facilities aboard include restaurants, designer shops, casinos, cinemas, spas and pools, and more.

Meanwhile, Costa will launch its second liner in the region this year, thus quadrupling its transport capacity compared to the past two years. In total, Chinese clients will spend about a million nights aboard the company’s two liners operating in the area.

The Royal Caribbean, which currently owns and runs the largest cruise ships in the world, has also set up routes in Asia with its Voyager of the Seas. It will also be launching a new ship soon.

According to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and the European Cruise Council (ECC), China is set to dominate the cruise market in a few years. − AFP

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