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Norwegian Unveils Name For First Chinese Ship

Norwegian’s first ship exclusively designed for the Chinese cruise market will be named Norwegian Joy, or 喜悦号. According to Norwegian, the name Norwegian Joy will emphasize 尽享喜悦  海上乐园, a commitment to offering guests the opportunity to “Experience...

Carnival Corporation Launches Joint Venture For Chinese Cruise Brand

Earlier today in London, Carnival Corporation announced a joint venture with China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) and China Investment Corporation (CIC) to launch a dedicated cruise line for the Chinese cruise market. The three companies...

Carnival To Begin China Sailings In 2017, 2 Ships Committed

Carnival Cruise Line has announced that beginning in 2017, the “Fun Ships” will be coming to China. Beginning in spring 2017, Carnival will homeport one ship in China, offering a variety of year-round itineraries for...

Princess Cruises Announces Name For Third Royal Class Ship

Princess Cruises has announced their third Royal Class ship, set to be begin sailing from China in 2017, will be named Majestic Princess. In addition, the new ship will also carry 盛世公主号 (Shèng Shì Gōng Zhǔ...

Ovation of the Seas To Debut In China

欢迎 鼓掌 的 该 海域 or, “Welcome Ovation of the Seas,” is the phrase Chinese cruisers will soon be shouting. Royal Caribbean continues their rapid expansion in the Chinese market, today announcing the deployment of the upcoming Ovation of...

Costa Expands Presence In Asia For 2015

Beginning in April 2015, Costa Cruises will begin offering sailings aboard the Coste Serena from Shanghai, China. The new sailings, which are accompanied by sailings aboard the Costa Victoria and Atlantica, will effectively increase...

Royal Caribbean To Replace Anthem of the Seas In Fort Lauderdale, Quantum In New Jersey

Following the announcement of Quantum of the Seas deployment to Shanghai, Royal Caribbean has announced a number of redeployments throughout the world to accommodate the moving ships. Initially, Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas...

Quantum of the Seas To Sail From China In 2015

Today, Royal Caribbean has shown a major sign of confidence in the growing Asian cruise market. Beginning in May 2015, Royal Caribbean’s soon to be newest ship, the Quantum of the Seas, will relocate...

Costa Victoria Undergoing $18 Million Renovation

Costa Cruise’s Costa Victoria is set to return to service on November 11th, following a $18 million renovation currently taking place in Singapore. During her refurbishment, the ship will receive new balconies, terraces and...

Princess Cruises Will Send Sapphire Princess To Asia

Princess Cruises has announced that the Sapphire Princess will begin offering cruises to Asia from China in 2014. The Sapphire Princess will begin the line’s first season of Asia cruises in May 2014, where she...

Chinese Cruise Ship Collides With Bridge

Earlier this week, a brand new Chinese cruise ship collided with a bridge in Wenzhou City, of China’s Zhejiang Province. The new ship, Mingzhu Pearl No. 7 , which cost  $44 million to build, was being...

Mariner of the Seas Will Sail from China in 2013

Yesterday, Royal Caribbean International announced that they will be deploying the Mariner of the Sea to China in June of 2013. The Mariner of the Seas will sail a variety of itineraries from Beijing...