LAST month saw the launch of Royal Caribbean International’s (RCI)newest member of the fleet — the all new Quantum Ultra Class, Spectrum of the Seas. The ship has been designed specifically for the Asian market and will be homeported out of Shanghai for most of the year with a stint out of Hong Kong. Itineraries will be shorter with 3, 5 and 7 day voyages on offer, visiting Korea and Japan.
WHEN MSC Opera collided with Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection’s River Countess in Venice following a mechanical failure last month, it prompted renewed discussions about whether large cruise vessels should be allowed to access the city via the Giudecca Canal.
CRUISECO has released its new Christmas Collection brochure, featuring a selection of travel options and additional value designed to get families out of their homes and into holiday mode during the festive season.
CRUISE & Martime Voyages (CMV) is set to showcase the best of Australia when its ship, Vasca da Gama, arrives down under for its second season in 2020/21.
JOEL Katz, Managing Director CLIA Australasia
NORWEGIAN Cruise Line (NCL) recently celebrated the inaugural US sailing of its newly renovated ship Norwegian Joy, as she relocates from homeporting in Shanghai to Alaskan waters.