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The Scandinavians head to Asia

Luxury cruise line Viking Ocean Cruises will be sending its fifth and newest ship, Viking Spirit, to Asia. The ship will be cruising Asia from March 2019 to destinations like Bangkok, Hong Kong, Bali and Tokyo. The cruise line will also offer a North Pacific Passage itinerary that sails from Tokyo to Vancouver on May 5 before moving Viking Spirit to Alaska in the Northern Hemisphere for the 2019 summer season. Passengers will be able to book a 93-day repositioning cruise from Auckland to Vancouver. “In the old days people used to call this a Circle Pacific cruise. Many of our guests like long cruises and to get away from bad weather, particularly in the Northeast, is not a bad thing,” said company chairman Mr Torstein Hagen. See our review at: cruisepassenger.com. au/viking-orion-sets-a-new-standard-for-value/

The largest suite at sea

Royal Caribbean reveals sixth ship

Royal Caribbean Cruises announced it will be building its sixth Oasis-class ship, set to be delivered by 2023. The ship will be built by shipbuilder Chantiers de L’Atlantique and will have many of the same features as her sister ships. “It is such a pleasure to announce the order of another Oasis-class ship,” said Mr Richard D Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises. “This order is a reflection of the exceptional performance of this vessel class and the extraordinary partnership between Chantiers de l’Atlantique and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.” General Manager of Chantiers de l’Atlantique Mr Laurent Castaing said, “This is the twenty-third cruise ship that RCL will be building at our shipyard, and we are especially proud of it. The order reflects the confidence our customer puts on us, based on the quality of our long-term co-operation between the two companies.”

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When Regent Seven Seas Splendor launches next year, her top accommodation will be the super spacious 412-square-metre Regent Suite (pictured, bottom) with two bedrooms, separate living and dining rooms, two-anda-half marble bathrooms, two separate balconies with a custom-made Tresse Minipool Spa overlooking the bow of the ship and a glass-enclosed sun room. The in-suite spa retreat has a sauna, steam room and jetted tub where you can sip a glass of Veuve Clicquot. A Steinway Grand piano by Dakota Jackson sits on the lounge, two rare original lithographs by Picasso are on the walls, there’s hand-blown Lalique vases and a personal butler. Bathrooms offer a choice of Guerlain, Bottega Veneta and L’Occitane toiletries.

A S E A N C R U I S I N G . C O M ASIA CRUISE DIRECTORY 2019

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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...