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.
It is the first cruise line to offer both Alipay and WeChat Pay payment options onboard a passenger ship in North America.
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