Royal Caribbean are giving up Legend of the Seas in 2012 for four months, which will allow for 21 cruises in China. This is being made possible thanks to a partner ship with China World Cruises and the government of Xiamen.
We’ve tried to find the official website for CWC but had no luck, so they either do not have one or it is well hidden from Google. Passengers will be able to enjoy a choice of cruises from five to eight nights, which starts with a cruise leaving Hong Kong on March 20, 2012 and another 6 days later leaving Xiamen.
Cruise holidays are the fastest growing industry in travel, and this partnership shows that growth is also benefiting Asia, with Royal Caribbean Cruises being the first cruise company to get support from both the private sector and governments in China and Asia.
The Legend of the Seas has been in Shanghai since 2010, although the cruise ship was previously in Singapore from 2008. You can find out more about this ship on the official Royal Caribbean website here, and this article explains more about the partnership with Xiamen’s municipal government and details another cruise ship starting its cruise season in China for 2012, Voyager of the Seas.
Have you traveled around China on a cruise ship? If so, what was the experience like and whom did you cruise with?