Abercrombie & Kent reveal its best holiday destinations

Myanmar and China’s Three Gorges are the top two Asian itineraries for well-heeled Australians looking to venture into waters closer to home, says Sujata Raman, boss of luxury travel operator Abercrombie & Kent. Japan is […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Oct 14 2016

China’s love of cruising

China’s love of cruising is growing, but to entice travellers cruise lines must adapt, writes Lucy Jones. They came. They saw.  And now they are conquering. Between 2012 and 2014, the number of Chinese cruisers […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jun 30 2016

Ports: China

DALIAN Who goes there: Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, Holland America Line, Royal Caribbean, Oceania Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Seabourn, Silversea. Cruisers like: Dalian is famous for its lawns, squares, fountains and gardens. Its former mayor started […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Mar 2 2016

Hundreds still missing as ship sinks in China

UPDATE: A Chinese ship that capsized this week,carrying 458 passengers, has now been turned upright, its crushed blue roof able to be seen from the murky waters. Seventy-seven people are dead and hundreds are still missing when […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Jun 2 2015

Royal Caribbean announces new destinations

Royal Caribbean has announced longer itineraries in new locations around Asia, the Middle East and New Zealand. The longer cruisers sail up to 51 days which means guests only need to unpack once and these […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . May 14 2015

Swan Hellenic releases Discovery Cruising brochure

Swan Hellenic has released its Discovery Cruising brochure, which features holidays throughout Europe, the Orient and Southeast Asia. For the first time, 350-passenger Minerva will sail in Asia from December 2014 for a three-month season. […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jul 1 2014

New destinations and itineraries for Scenic in the US and Asia

Scenic Tours is gearing up for 2015, with the launch of its China/Japan and Canada/Alaska/USA programs. Next year, the line will explore Canada and North America in more detail, with six new itineraries in the […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jun 16 2014

Royal Caribbean unveils Quantum Asian itineraries

Royal Caribbean has released Quantum of the Seas’ Asian itineraries, which will see the ship visit ports in China, India and Southeast Asia. The ship, which is scheduled to launch in November this year, will […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . May 27 2014

Uniworld unveils 2015 Asia brochure

Uniworld has released its 2015 Asia Boutique River Cruise program, featuring a range of new, exclusive shore excursions in China, Vietnam and Cambodia. In Beijing, guests will watch a kung fu Show and visit the […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . May 14 2014