The 2004-built Diamond Princess emerged enhanced and refreshed from an extensive 14-day, multimillion-dollar drydock in Singapore. The project continued Princess Cruises' 'Come Back New Promise,' a $450m fleetwide commitment.

China’s Shanghai Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal is to offer inbound duty-free shopping by the end of this year. It will be the first inbound duty-free shop in China.

 

For the first time in Southeast Asia, two Princess Cruises’ ships—Diamond Princess and Sapphire Princess—have docked in several ports in Southeast Asia on the same day. The sister ships are sailing in the region for the Singapore homeporting season.

Yang Wei Xin, chairman of cruise ship and ferry operator Bohai Ferry, has resigned.

Dream Cruises rolled out new benefits and services to enhance the experience in its exclusive, all-suite enclave The Palace in a bid to align the brand as the Asian equivalent of international, all-inclusive, high-end cruise lines.

Diamond Princess has arrived in Singapore from Japan to join Sapphire Princess for a homeporting season that will last until March. This is the first time Princess Cruises has based two ships in Singapore.

It has been 25 years since the first sailing of Langkapuri Star Aquarius from Singapore in 1993, and Genting Cruise Lines marked its silver anniversary there with festivities aboard Genting Dream on Friday.

China's Ministry of Transport has released its 'Implementation Plan for Ship Emission Control Areas in Pearl River Delta, Yangtze River Delta and Circum-Bohai (Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei) Waters.'

Shanghai has granted approval for 30 multinational enterprises, including MSC Cruises, to establish regional headquarters in the city.

Costa Cruises plans to name its first ship built for the Chinese market at festivities in Trieste on March 1. The 135,500gt Costa Venezia is under construction at Fincantieri's Monfalcone yard.

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