About 10.4% of the world’s cruise passengers originate from the Asia Pacific region of which 60% are Chinese.
2018 witnessed the first time in 13 years that both the numbers of cruises and inbound and outbound cruise passengers in China have seen a decline.
Genting Cruise Lines plans to begin serving a new 200,000 tons-class cruise ship in 2021 and will accommodate up to 9,500 passengers to make it the world’s most capacity.
Heritage Group will own 85 percent of Abercrombie & Kent, while Geoffrey Kent, the current chairman and CEO, will take a 15 percent stake.
13 domestic ports saw 969 cruises and 4.9 million visits, falling 17.95 percent and 0.98 percent respectively.
Royal Caribbean has spent more than a decade in China building a reputation and customer base. Now that work appears to be paying off in a global way.
The country plans to make China one of the world's most dynamic cruise markets by 2035, when it expects to be boasting 14 million cruise passengers a year and have built its own large cruise ship.
It will also encourage cruise companies to explore routes to regions like Southeast Asia, expanding cruise services departing from Hainan.
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