Royal Caribbean International’s Mariner of the Seas returned to Singapore September 10 for her longest-ever and final season until next April. 

Sarina Bratton, a keynote speaker at last week's ACA 2017, called on delegates to lobby government at any level to abolish Australia’s maritime cabotage.

 Fincantieri subsidiary Vard Holdings signed a contract with Australian cruise operator Coral Expeditions for the design and construction of a 120-passenger expedition ship for Asia Pacific operations.

 

SkySea Cruise Line is implementing Alipay, one of China's leading third-party payment platforms, to begin accepting mobile payments for SkySea Golden Era on Sept. 17.

Bruce Krumrine, vp shore excursions for Princess Cruises, Holland America Line and Seabourn, talked about a perfect partnership at the New Zealand Cruise Association’s annual conference in Auckland this week.

Princess Cruises added a pair of 14-day 'Grand Asia' voyages sailing between Shanghai and Singapore on its newest ship, Majestic Princess, which was designed for the China market.

In the year since last November when former Holland America Line ships Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden joined P&O Cruises Australia, swelling the fleet to a total of five resident ships, passenger numbers have soared 55% to more than 460,000.

Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is in the lineup of distinguished speakers for Seabourn Conversations 2017, the company’s on-board enrichment programme.