Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is expanding its presence in the Asia-Pacific region and establishing an office in Hong Kong, augmenting the cruise company’s already established Chinese offices in Beijing and Shanghai. The cruise company also unveiled the summer 2015 cruise season for Royal Caribbean International’s Voyager of the Seas, which will homeport in “Asia’s World City.”
“As a global industry leader, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is committed to pursuing the exciting strategic opportunity that Asia in general and China in particular represent,” said Adam Goldstein, president of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. “As a testament to our commitment and confidence in Hong Kong and the surrounding region, Voyager of the Seas, one of our flagship vessels, will offer sailings into and out of Hong Kong starting in the summer of 2015. To support our expansion, we have now established a fully staffed office in Hong Kong, building on our 20 years of success in the market.”
On June 26, Voyager of the Seas will sail a six-night itinerary from Beijing (Tianjin) to its new homeport of Hong Kong, where the ship will offer 22 sailings through October 2015 for international vacationers ranging from three- to 10-night cruises. Guests can choose sailings that visit Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, as well as destinations in China.
As part of its plan, Royal Caribbean also will partner with the Hong Kong Tourism Board and local travel organizations, with the aim of raising Hong Kong and the Asian-Pacific cruise industry to new levels.