Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. plans to show 'how pervasively we're using technology in everything we do,' in the words of chairman and CEO Richard Fain, at a reveal later this week.
Hong Kong's Kai Tak Cruise Terminal scored a record-setting throughput day of 13,327 passengers on Oct. 29 when Celebrity Millennium and Ovation of the Seas were alongside.
One of the Asian markets with vast untapped potential is India, according to a Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific forum, which also said the Southeast Asia market can grow further.
Cruise growth figures in North Asia may seem spectacular but the industry now needs to focus on keeping growth sustainable, experts said at the Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific forum.
The Australasia source market has considerable impact on cruise line deployments across Asia-Pacific, according to a Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific forum.
With China and South Korea officially ending their months-long diplomatic dispute this week, cruise lines are hopeful China-based ships will be able to reinstate Korean ports. However, the three major cruise companies indicated it's too early to speculate when this may happen.
Port infrastructure across Asia continues to expand to cater for the multiple large ships sailing in the region although there is still room for improvement, executives at the Asia Port Leaders Forum at Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific said.