Royal Caribbean to Expand Cruise Options in Asia

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Royal Caribbean International has unveiled its 2010/2011 sailings for another year-round deployment in Asia on Legend of the Seas.

With a total of over 60 sailings including seven new itineraries, the addition of destinations such as Bali, Semarang and Lombok in Indonesia, Osaka, Aomori and Beppu in Japan and Dalian in China as well as more overnight stays at popular ports-of-call, travellers will be able to discover more of the region than ever on Legend of the Seas.

Singapore Sailings

Legend of the Seas, currently in her North Asian season, will be returning to Singapore from 22 November 2010 to offer her three, four and five-night Southeast Asian cruises to Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi in Malaysia as well as to Phuket in Thailand. There will also be a six-night cruise in January 2011 which features an overnight stay in Phuket.

Royal Caribbean is also rolling out new itineraries from Singapore in 2011 with attractive exotic destinations such as:

- 2-night Weekend Cruise in January to Malacca, Malaysia
- 8-night Indonesia Cruise in February to Bali for an overnight, Semarang and Lombok
- 7-night Bali and Semarang Cruise in February to Semarang and Bali for an overnight

Legend of the Seas will also embark on a 9-night Exotic Asia Cruise thereafter from Singapore to Shanghai in March, visiting Ho Chi Minh City and Hue / Danang in Vietnam, Hong Kong and Xiamen in China.

Shanghai and Tianjin Sailings

The ship will homeport in Shanghai and Tianjin from March to October 2011 to offer multiple cruises to a variety of Korean and Japanese destinations, with a total of almost 10 distinct itineraries of three nights onwards. These include:

- 5-night Asian Legacies Cruise from Shanghai to Fukuoka, Japan; Busan and Jeju Island, South Korea
- 7-night Pearls of the Orient Cruise from Shanghai to Osaka (overnight) and Fukuoka, Japan; Busan, South Korea
- 7-night Kyushu Explorer Cruise from Shanghai to Kagoshima, Beppu and Fukuoka, Japan; Busan, South Korea
- 7-night Japan andKorea Cruise from Tianjin to Nagasaki and Fukuoka, Japan; Jeju Island and Seoul, South Korea

There will also be new three and four-night short cruises for the first time from Shanghai to Jeju Island and Fukuoka in April and June which can cater well to first-time cruisers and corporate incentive groups.

Yokohama Sailings

The Yokohama season returns with a total of seven sailings from April to May 2011 and in September with highlights such as Vladivostok of Russia, Jeju Island and the Shanghai overnight:

- 8-night Korea and China Cruise in April calling at Osaka, Japan; Shanghai, China (overnight); Jeju Island and Busan, South Korea

- 9-night Russia and Hokkaido Cruise in May and September, one way from Yokohama to Shanghai visiting Aomori and Otaru, Japan; Vladivostok, Russia; Busan and Jeju Island, South Korea

- 7-night Shanghai to Yokohama Cruise in April and 7 Night Tianjin to Yokohama Cruise in September, which are one-way sailings visiting destinations such as Dalian, China; Seoul, South Korea; Beppu and Nagoya, Japan.

Hong Kong Sailings

The Hong Kong season in October-November 2011 will be offering seven sailings to a variety of attractive destinations in Taiwan and Vietnam, namely:

- 5-night Gems of Asia Cruise to Kaohsiung, Taichung and Taipei, Taiwan
5-night Indochina Explorer Cruise to Sanya, China; Hue/Danang and Halong Bay, Vietnam

The sailings also include the 7-night Exotic Asia Cruise in November to Halong Bay, Hue/Danang, Ho Chi Minh City and ending in Singapore.

Legend of the Seas

Onboard the 2,074-guest Legend of the Seas, vacationers can look forward to entertainment options such as as the brands signature 9m rock-climbing wall and miniature golf course. In addition, one can savor a wide variety of international cuisine whilst enjoying the sea view from the two-tier glass-walled Romeo and Juliet Dining Room, watch dazzling Broadway-style musicals in the theatre, enjoy singing karaoke in the KTV room or relax in the Solarium indoor pool with retractable glass roof. As for the younger guests, they will be entertained by the Adventure Ocean activities for multiple age groups. Most of all, virtually everything is included in the price.

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