CLIA: Asian Cruise Industry Growing at Record Pace

With most maritime markets struggling, the cruise industry in Asia is growing at a record pace and shows no signs of slowing down, according to a new study from the Cruise Lines International Association. The study, called 2016 Asia Cruise Trends, showed that Asian source markets experienced the most growth year over year in ocean cruise passengers with an impressive 24 … [Read more...]

CLIA: Nine Key Trends in Asia’s Booming Cruise Ship Industry

The Asia cruise industry is experiencing dramatic double-digit growth of cruise ships, passengers and ports in the region, according new data released today by the Cruise Lines International Association, the largest association serving the global cruise industry. “It is exciting that, for the first time, we know the true size of Asian source markets and have been able to … [Read more...]

Cruise Lines Spend Big to Lure Chinese Tourists

By Adam Jourdan SHANGHAI, June 27 (Reuters) - Looking to convince Chinese tourists that a ship can be a holiday destination and not just a way to get there, the world's leading cruise lines are spending billions of dollars on flashy new vessels and quirky on-board services. Carnival Corp and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd are trying to pique interest with China-centric … [Read more...]

Asian Cruise Ship Builder’s a ‘Threat’ to Europe Yards – Study

By Nicholas Brautlecht June 16 (Bloomberg) -- Europe’s almost 50-year long dominance in cruise shipbuilding may be undermined in coming years as yards in Japan and China grab orders amid growing demand, according to an industry study. Japanese yards obtained contracts to build two of 27 cruise liners scheduled for delivery through 2017 for a combined 12.7 billion euros … [Read more...]

Genting Hong Kong Orders New Cruise Ship to Meet Asian Demand

By Joshua Fellman Oct. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Genting Hong Kong Ltd., the largest shareholder in Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., ordered a 1,682-passenger-cabin cruise ship from a German shipbuilder for 707.2 million euros ($960 million) to meet Asian demand. The new ship is scheduled for delivery from Meyer Werft GMBH on Oct. 12, 2016, the company said in a Hong Kong … [Read more...]