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

Large ships calling into Myanmar

Myanmar will more than double the number of round-the-world cruises it receives this year from eight to 19. According to Myanmar Ports Authority, the country is proving popular amongst large cruise ships with the first […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Apr 3 2014

Queen Elizabeth’s first Halong Bay visit

Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth has made her inaugural voyage into Vietnam’s Halong Bay. She glided in early yesterday morning, as mist blanketed the UNESCO World Heritage site and its array of rock pillars, caves and islands. […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Apr 1 2014

9 best repositioning cruises

Thinking of a relaxing holiday? Maybe a cruise? Want to save a few dollars but avoid getting on and off on a daily basis? Then a repositioning cruise is probably for you. What is a […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Feb 28 2014

UAE expands port infrastrcture to meet demand

Emirate cities are in the midst of adding port infrastructure to boost the UAE’s appeal as a cruise destination. According to Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce, Dubai alone is expecting 300,000 cruisers to sail […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Dec 9 2013

Royal Caribbean repositions Rhapsody of the Seas to Europe in 2015

Royal Caribbean has cancelled two Rhapsody of the Seas sailings in April and May 2015 as it repositions the ship to Europe over Alaska. The two cancelled cruises are; a 16-nights cruise from Sydney to […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Nov 18 2013

Dubai cruising on the rise in 2014

Plans to build the emirate city into a booming cruise tourism destination are already playing a hand at attracting more cruisers to Dubai. Twenty global cruise line operators are expected to sail in with 300,000 […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Nov 12 2013

Windstar to sail Asia and Arabia in 2014

Windstar Cruises will make its debut in Southeast Asia and Arabia next year. The ship’s brand new yacht, Star Pride will be used on the inaugural Southeast Asia and Arabia season. It will commence on […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Oct 25 2013

Chinese shipyard selected to convert QE2 into floating hotel

China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO), in Zhejiang, China has been tasked with converting the world’s most loved passenger ship, QE2, into a five star floating hotel. To based somewhere in Asia, QE2-Hotel is to include […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Oct 16 2013

QE2 prepares for her final journey

Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) is almost ready to make her final sailing before she is transformed into a floating hotel in China. Cunard sold the ship to the UAE government’s Dubai World for £64 million […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 26 2013

Dubai – Port Review

Essentials Language: Arabic, but English is widely spoken. Currency: UAE Dirham. Docking/Anchoring: Dubai has a new cruise terminal which is in the middle of a cargo shipping port just outside of town. Itineraries: Features on […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Aug 22 2011