Royal Caribbean CEO: Caribbean cruise business to grow by 50% in 2030 !!

US-based cruise operator Royal Caribbean has predicted that its Caribbean cruise tourism business will grow by 50% in 2030, with an overall economic benefit of cruise reaching USD 6 billion. In a recent Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) outlook forum, the cruise line’s president and CEO Michael Bayley said there’s great demand for innovative experiences, which the cruise... Continue Reading →

Dream Cruises sails beyond Asia with luxury ship Explorer Dream !!

With a goal of becoming ‘Asia’s Global Cruise Line’, Dream Cruises has sailed beyond Asia, bringing passengers aboard Explorer Dream to White Bay Cruise Terminal in Sydney, Australia.  “Dream Cruises is excited to begin a new chapter as we chart new waters beyond Asia to homeport in Australia starting this year for the very first time, creating... Continue Reading →

Norwegian Cruise Line invests USD100m to revitalise “most storied ships”

Norwegian Cruise Line has provided further detail about Norwegian Spirit’s upcoming renovation as part of The Norwegian Edge programme. According to the cruise company, its ship Norwegian Spirit will enter dry dock in Marseille, France on 2 January 2020 for an over USD 100 million revitalisation. As part of the nearly 40-day renovation, the ship... Continue Reading →

World’s first ultra-modern ‘clean tourist vessel’ !!

Brim Explorer, the world’s first ultra-modern clean tourist vessel has begun taking visitors out into the pristine waters of Tromsø, Norway following an official launch and baptism ceremony. Hundreds of people gathered to witness the event, taking the opportunity to appreciate the unique hybrid electric vessel, designed specifically to meet growing environmental requirements now and... Continue Reading →

Hurtigruten: Biodiesel could change the shipping industry !!

With a goal of becoming emission-free, Norwegian cruise line Hurtigruten has started testing biodiesel onboard MS Polarlys, which can potentially reduce emissions by 95%. The shipping industry stands for use of more than 330 Mt fuels every year and is the cause of 2-3% of all global CO2 emissions. MS Polarlys has successfully been testing the use... Continue Reading →

Princess Cruises begins UK countdown for 2020 as current season ends !!

Princess Cruises has bid farewell to its final UK-based ship for 2019 as the line now looks ahead to 2020. Following the departure of Sapphire Princess after a season sailing from Southampton, mostly to northern and southern Europe, the line will cruise again from the UK in just over six months’ time with the arrival of... Continue Reading →

Swiss-Belhotel announces Thai debut !!

Hong Kong-based hoteliers, Swiss-Belhotel International has divulged plans for its Thai debut today. Currently, the company has  145 hotels and resorts in 22 countries, either operating or in the pipeline. This includes properties in five of the ten ASEAN member states: Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam. With new properties coming to three key... Continue Reading →

Genting Dream daring rescue !!

Dream Cruises’ cruise ship, Genting Dream, was quick to response to a sinking boat in distress and performed a life-saving rescue operation off the coast of Tanjung Pelepas in Johor, Malaysia, after being informed by Johor’s Vessel Traffic Information System (VTIS) in the early morning on 1 November 2019 (Friday). The quick actions of the ship... Continue Reading →

Chic and modern, this hotel is inspiring MICE in Putrajaya, Le Méridien Putrajaya !!

Chic, vibrant and modern — Le Méridien Putrajaya has positioned itself as a premier MICE destination in the emerging city of Putrajaya. Becoming the ideal venue for meetings and corporate events for both locals and international travellers, the stylish hotel offers more than 3,800sqm of salubrious event space. “The mission of Le Méridien is to expose the creative-minded traveller... Continue Reading →

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