In recent years, Hong Kong has established
itself as one of Royal Caribbean’s top markets in Asia, and will
be one of the homeports for the Legend of the Seas cruises, from
February 2010, in time for the Chinese New Year holiday season.
Hong Kong will be offering four distinct
itineraries ranging from five to fourteen nights, visiting a mix
of popular and exotic ports-of-call such as Hualien, Taipei
(Keelung), Hue, Halong Bay, Nagasaki, Seoul (Incheon) and Sanya.
These include a spectacular five-night cruise to Taipei (Keelung),
Okinawa and ending in Shanghai. Before returning to Hong Kong in
September 2010, the ship will be also homeported in Shanghai and
for the first time, Tianjin and Yokohama.
Margaret Fong, Commissioner for
Tourism, said, “Legend of the Seas’ deployment to Hong Kong
reflects the growing importance of the cruise market in the
region, as well as Hong Kong’s position as a leading cruise hub.
Hong Kong is well-positioned to help propel the growth of the
cruise industry in the region. With the new cruise terminal, Hong
Kong will be ready to receive the next generation of mega cruise
ships, including the upcoming largest-ever cruise ship, Oasis of
the Seas. We look forward to welcoming many more world-class mega
cruise ships homeporting or calling at Hong Kong.”
Legend of the Seas offers more than 2,000 passengers
access to a wide range of entertainment and relaxation options
including the signature miniature golf course and rock climbing
wall, Legend Day spa and fitness centre, indoor and outdoor
swimming pools and Broadway-style shows.
Dining choices are
similarly extensive with epicurean delights served at the Romeo
and Juliet Dining Room from where one can enjoy a view out to sea,
or for more relaxed settings guests can choose the buffet-style
Windjammer Café and pizza parlour or order room service 24-hours a
day. The ship also caters to Asian preferences through some
customizations, like Chinese food on menus and having staff
onboard trained in many of the finer points of Asian culture.
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