Jacintha Stephens

Jacintha Stephens

Singapore correspondent

Singapore-based Jacintha Stephens has been writing about the Asia cruise industry from the time just a single cruise line based ships in the region. She continues to cover how the region's tremendous potential is now being harnessed and developed by increasing commitment by all major international cruise lines and regional governments.

Jacintha, who began as a television reporter in Singapore, has freelanced for major international broadcast, print and online media, as well as authored books. Besides English, she also speaks Bahasa (Indonesia/Melayu), several Indian languages, as well as a smattering of Putonghua (Mandarin).

Sureste Properties goes for cruise port growth in the Philippines

July 18, 2019

The owner of Manila’s Solaire Cruise Center project, Sureste Properties, Inc, formed Bloomberry Cruise Terminals Inc (BCTI) to manage and operate both Solaire Cruise Center, a two-berth pier fronting Manila Bay, and a second cruise port being developed in Salomague at Ilocus in the northern Philippines. Read More

Singapore Cruise Centre’s Siaw retires

January 3, 2019

After eight years at the helm as the ceo of Singapore Cruise Centre Pte Ltd (SCC), Christina Siaw retired from the company with effect from December 31 2018. She is continuing as a consultant to the board so they can tap on Siaw’s experience and knowledge in the cruise and ferry sector.

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Steve Odell on NCLH’s commitment to APAC

December 3, 2018

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings plans to increase commitment to the Asia Pacific region (APAC) including Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the South Pacific across all three brands through new ships and investments on enhancement programs.

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SATS-Creuers plans Asia’s first smart terminal solution

September 6, 2018

The six-year-old Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore (MBCCS);is installing smart sensors, video analytics and big data managed through a central command and control system to create a smart technical solution to enhance responsiveness and elevate passengers’ experience.

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