Former Costa CEO Heads Up Asia Operation for Carnival Corp.

It was announced today that the former CEO of Costa Cruises, Pier Foschi, is taking the position overseeing the Asian market for Carnival Corp. Currently the Asia operations includes two Costa ships in China and Singapore, along with Princess Cruises’ Sun Princess in Japan next spring. “With Asia such an important part of our global […]

Singapore: A ‘Hotter’ Alternative to a Caribbean Cruise?

When you have had your fill of Caribbean waters and are looking for more land-based action, switch itineraries and look southeast (Asia). One destination stands out as it prepares to become Asia’s newest cruise playground. Singapore is no stranger to hordes of tourists pounding its pavements. It received more than 9 million visitors last year, […]

Viator Adds New Excursions for China – the leading resource for researching and booking more than 10,000 tours and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries – has added a selection of new tours and activities for travelers to experience China beyond its two largest cities, Beijing and Shanghai, to get a first-hand glimpse into the country’s mesmerizing […]

Royal Caribbean reports $3.6 million second quarter loss

In an earnings call earlier today Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD announced a second quarter loss of $3.6 million, compared to a $93.5 million profit the same quarter 2011. “The steady drumbeat of negative news emanating out of Europe is certainly having an impact,” said Richard D. Fain, chairman and chief executive officer.  Fain continued, “As […]

Cruise Line Makes Move For Asian Market

Costa Cruises knows all about Italian-style cruising. For more than 60 years Costa ships have sailed worldwide, offering the best in Italian style, hospitality and cuisine, while providing holidays focused on fun and relaxation.  Now, Costa Cruises plans to bring a second cruise ship to Asia beginning in May 2013 along with a unique product […]

Costa Cruises to double capacity in Asian market for 2013

Costa Cruises announced today that they’ll be doubling up their Asian capacity starting in May 2013. Costa Cruises plans to position a second cruise ship in Asia beginning in May 2013. Currently, the line operates the 2,394-guest Costa Victoria in Asia and will start sailing from Shanghai May 18, 2012. Costa Victoria replaces the 1,680-guest […]