Saturday, May 25, 2013

Asian Cruises by Cruise Direct

The Caribbean, Mediterranean and Europe are still the top cruise destinations, and Americans and Canadians making up the bulk of cruise passengers. But Australia and Asia is rapidly rising as a global cruise destination by many top cruise liners increasing their presence in the region. In May 2013, Costa Cruises has added Costa Atlantica to Costa Victoria in Asia and increased its capacity to 5,074 passengers. By June 2013, Royal Caribbean International's Mariner of the Seas will debut as the largest cruise ship in Asia and through out 2013 summer cruise season, the voyager class cruise ship will sail in Asia servicing cruises out of Singapore and Shanghai, China. And Princess Cruises will position Sapphire Princess cruise liner in Singapore between November 2014 and February 2015.

According to the Chief Executive Pier Luigi Foschi, Carnival Asia is aimed to convert South East Asia to "Caribbean of Asia" in cruising using Singapore as a major hub, as Miami currently is for the Caribbean. "There is good weather, lots of islands to visit and a lot of experiences. South East Asia is not too different from the Caribbean in terms of these basic conditions."

Explaining why Singapore was chosen, Jan Swartz, executive vice president for sales, marketing & customer service, Princess Cruises, said: “We see the growing awareness of cruise tourism in Singapore, which gives us an opportunity to grow.” She added that the cruises from Singapore were also expected to draw strong interest from neighbouring countries like Malaysia, India and Indonesia.

"We are very bullish on China and Asia as a whole," said Jim Berra, chief marketing officer of Carnival Cruise Lines and CLIA's marketing chair.

Cruise in Asia
Mariner of the Seas seen here in Caribbean will be deployed in Asia in summer 2013.
He added that cruise lines are investing in the region with more home ports and ports of call, and sending ships into the region to meet the growing market.

If you want a great holiday on cruises in Asia, you can take a look at's Asian Cruises offered by top cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean, Costa Cruises, Princess Cruises, etc:

3 Night South East Asia Cruise from Singapore by  Royal Caribbean - Mariner of the Seas calling ports Singapore, Port Klang, Malaysia, Singapore.

3 Night Far East Cruise from Singapore with Costa Cruise Line - Costa Victoria calling ports Singapore, Malacca Malaysia, Penang (malesia), Singapore.

3 Night Strait Of Malacca Cruise from Singapore with Princess Cruise Line - Sapphire Princess calling Singapore, Kuala Lumpur (port Kelang), Malaysi, Singapore.

4 Nights South East Asia Cruise from Singapore with Royal Caribbean - Voyager of the Seas  Shanghai (baoshan), China, Busan, South Korea, Jeju Island, South Korea, Shanghai (baoshan), China.

For last minute cruises take a look at here: Last Minute Cruises

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