NYK Asia/Pacific Cruise News

NYK (Nippon Yusen Kaisha) Cruises offer everything form one-night cruises to 100-day world cruises. NYK has a number of operators and they have made several changes on the agenda for 2011. The following information was provided by Cruise Industry News and Shinji Imasaki, president of NYK Cruises.

“Firstly, our SuperStar Libra, currently homeported in Taiwan, will be deployed to Singapore from November 2010 to January 2011 due to market demand,” said Michael Goh, senior vice president of sales at Star Cruises.

The SuperStar Libra will be doing a four-night itinerary from Singapore featuring calls in Port Klang and Phuket, and a three-night itinerary visiting in Port Klang and Penang, and an additional three-night itinerary with calls in Port Klang and Langkawi.

“SuperStar Aquarius is homeporting in Hong Kong and will be sent to Penang in January to begin a four-day/three-night itinerary to Krabi and Phuket. And lastly, Star Pisces will return from Penang to homeport Hong Kong, offering a two-day/one-night itinerary in January 2011,” he added.

“If the economy remains healthy, it should be a good year,” Goh continued.

“We’re the only operator in this region with a mission to establish the Asia Pacific as an international cruise destination. We understand the wants and needs of our Asian guests and showcase the best of Asia to the international traveler through our cuisine, hospitality and entertainment programs.”

Paul Gauguin is adding more hosted themed cruises for 2011, along with more seven-night voyages, according to Oscar Abello, vice president of product planning and revenue management.

Passenger capacity for 2011 is estimated at 13,500.

Orion Expeditions is set to welcome their second ship into the fleet next May. The Orion II, currently the Clelia II for Travel Dynamics and one of the eight original ships in the Renaissance class, will join the Orion I.

Blue Lagoon Cruises operates both the Fiji Princess and the Mystique

Captain Cook also operates in the Fiji region.

Managing Director Jackie Charlton commented that for 2011, the company is replacing the 116-passsenger Reef Escape with the 156-passenger Reef Endeavor for Fiji sailings.

The company also operates Great Barrier Reef and Murray River cruises.

For more information on specific NYK Asia/Pacific Cruises visit: http://www.asukacruise.co.jp or http://www.crystalcruises.com.

Source

Cruise Industry News Quarterly Magazine. n.d. 2010. www.cruiseindustrynews.com

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