The Big Names Behind China’s First Cruise Ship – Other Cruise News: San Francisco – A New Cruise Terminal & A Year-Round Ship – All-Inclusive Cruising Spreads Further


          by Kevin Griffin

     The Cruise Examiner for 30th July 2012

Last week came further news of China’s new 100,000-ton 2,000-berth cruise ship, tentatively to be named China Xiamen, and among the names involved is not only Royal Caribbean but also Stephen Payne’s PFJ Marine Consulting, Finland’s Deltamarin, the Xiamen International Cruise Co Ltd and the Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co Ltd, as well as a new Southeast China International Shipping Centre and Xiamen International Cruise Terminal at Dongdu. Xiamen, located between Shanghai and Hong Kong, has become Royal Caribbean’s fourth Chinese departure port after Shanghai, Tianjin and Hong Kong. Meanwhile, Royal Caribbean has been working its 1,800-berth Legend of the Seas and, this year, the 3,114-berth Voyager of the Seas in the China and Asia market. Elsewhere, San Francisco will soon see a revival of sorts with a new cruise terminal under way at Pier 27 and the arrival of the recently rebuilt (2011) 2,600-berth Grand Princess year-round for Princess Cruises. Finally, we have a look at new all-inclusive offers from Compagnie du Ponant and Fred Olsen Cruise Lines.

THIS WEEK’S STORY                                                       (See previous columns)

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