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B R U N E I The ornate Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan

Brilliant bling, fantastic fare and splendid sites attract cruisers

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Viking Ocean Cruises, Seabourn, and Princess Cruises. Some of the shore excursions offered to guests include visits to the Royal Regalia Museum; Kampong Ayer, an historical settlement built on stilts over the water; and the heavily rainforested A Temburong District. Over the next three years, the AIDAvita, Star Legend, Seven Seas Mariner, Star Clipper, Seven Seas Voyager, Silver Spirit, Viking Sun, Sapphire Princess, Crystal Symphony, Crystal Serenity and Diamond Princess are expected to make calls to Bandar Seri Begawan. According to projections from the Brunei Darussalam Maritime and Ports Authority, a 66 per cent total increase in

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ruising is growing in one of the world’s richest nations, with more luxury and bespoke lines visiting Brunei’s capital Bandar Seri Begawan than ever before. Brunei is expecting more tourists to visit on cruise ships this year. In terms of air tourist arrivals, Brunei set its sights on 278,000 arrivals in 2018 compared to 259,000 in 2017 (which itself was an 18 per cent rise on 2016 numbers). Tourism in Brunei is growing by seven per cent annually and the cruise industry is a contributor to the increase. The country’s rich history, beautiful sites and delicious cuisine have been drawcards for passengers aboard lines such as Silversea, Oceania Cruises,

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Asia Cruise Directory 2019  

Welcome to the 2019 edition of the Asia Cruise Directory - everything the industry needs to inspire new passengers and increase the populari...

Asia Cruise Directory 2019  

Welcome to the 2019 edition of the Asia Cruise Directory - everything the industry needs to inspire new passengers and increase the populari...