Victoria cancels Yangtze cruises over coronavirus concerns

MVKatarina Victoria Cruise Lines says it has cancelled six cruises on China’s Yangtze River due to concerns about the coronavirus. “While operations have not been directly impacted by the situation in Wuhan — more than 500 miles away from the American-managed company’s Chongqing office — many passengers travel through transportation hubs which have been affectedContinue reading “Victoria cancels Yangtze cruises over coronavirus concerns”

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Familiar themes emerge at CruiseWorld China

From left: Alan Buckelew of Carnival Corp., Adam Goldstein of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., Frank Del Rio of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings and Gianni Onorato of MSC Cruises. BEIJING — To U.S. travel agents, the themes that emerged from this week’s CruiseWorld China might have seemed reminiscent of issues that surfaced over the past threeContinue reading “Familiar themes emerge at CruiseWorld China”

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Hull art revealed for China-bound Norwegian Joy

Norwegian Joy’s Hull Artwork by Tan Ping The 4,200-passenger Norwegian Joy, a new ship bound for China next year, will feature a large red phoenix on its hull, the latest in a series of hull paintings for Norwegian ships. Chinese artist Tan Ping is responsible for the design, which will also include waves and other stylized nautical motifs.Continue reading “Hull art revealed for China-bound Norwegian Joy”

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