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Ryobi to enter cruising with luxury yacht

The travel & tourism company is the latest Japanese entrant into the cruise space.

JAPANESE transport and tourism company Ryobi Holdings has ordered a newbuild cruise ship from West Sea Shipyard in Portugal, which will be delivered in 2027.

The €100m ship will operate luxury cruises in Japan and Southwest Asia, according to reports, and will span up to 120 metres in length.

She is planned to have 60 staterooms with accommodation for 120 passengers, as well as 100 crew members.

The Japanese cruise market is experiencing a resurgence with shipping and transport companies such as Nippon Yusen (NYK), which is constructing Asuka III, and Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), which last year acquired the former Seabourn Odyssey.

West Sea has previously built ships for Viking, Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, and Emerald Cruises.

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