Exploring the best of China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam is now more accessible than ever with new holidays now on sale in the region from Royal Caribbean.
The cruise line is deploying Voyager of the Seas, ranked as one of the tenth largest vessel and offering some of the most impressive facilities at sea, to offer both short and longer cruises throughout Asia.
Cruises depart Shanghai (Baoshan) for The Bund waterfront alongside the Huangpu River, the Jade Budda Temple, and Yuyuan Garden; Tianjin in northern China for visiting some of the earliest sections of the Great Wall of China and Beijing; or Singapore for colonial architecture, botanical gardens and world-class shopping.
The ship’s inaugural Asia season will start on May 26th 2012 in Singapore, followed by sailings from Shanghai (Baoshan) and Tianjin (China).
Destinations on offer on short five and seven night cruises include Nagasaki in Japan, Busan in South Korea for the five-night options, and additionally Fukuoka in Japan, and Juju in South Korea on seven-night cruises.
Longer 14 and 18 night cruises include a 12-night cruise from Tianjin in China to Singapore taking in destinations in Vietnam and Thailand, and a 14-night cruise from Singapore to Perth in Australia featuring Bangkok, Vietnam, and Port Hedland.
With Voyager of the Seas and sister ship Legend of the Seas, which has been deployed in China since 2010, Royal Caribbean International will offer 49 sailings from China in 2012, and will add Xiamen as its fourth homeport after Shanghai, Tianjin and Hong Kong.
“Voyager of the Seas’ deployment to Asia is another milestone for Royal Caribbean International, and a mark of our confidence and commitment to the region’s potential, as well as part of our global growth strategy,” said Michael Bayley, executive vice president of International, Royal Caribbean Cruises.
Voyager of the Seas will offer guests a wide range of short cruises and longer 14- to 18-night cruises in the South Pacific to New Zealand and Australia.