There’s no better way to experience beautifully diverse Asia than with one of the largest ocean cruise operators in the region, Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCCL).
Comprising Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises, together the brands are the ocean cruise experts in Asia, offering 24 voyages that travel to 34 unique ports of call.
“In the past five years, the popularity of the three brands’ Asia ocean cruises has quadrupled. This incredible demand has been met by an increase in capacity and the number of ships that now service the region – starting from one in 2007 and now with six beautifully modern ships regularly based in Asia”, said Sean Treacy, commercial director, Royal Caribbean Cruises Australasia.
“At the same time, the growth of Australians choosing an RCCL cruise in Asia has surged upwards. Year on year, 2014 saw a growth of 34 per cent*, a growth trend which has been ongoing for the past five years,” Treacy said.
“We’re also seeing a strong trend for family group cruises and multi-generational cruises. We often find that many families with ties to the region choose a cruise to reconnect with loved ones,” he said.
Across the three brands, the most popular destinations in Asia include Bangkok and Phuket in Thailand, Kuala Lumpur and Penang in Malaysia, Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam and Bali in Indonesia.
“Each cruise brand has a distinct personality, offering guests a range of choices to suit their travel preferences and backed by the same level of customer service and commitment to excellence that our company, RCCL, stands for.”
Some may prefer the all-inclusive, boutique, small ship experience, which describes a holiday with Azamara Club Cruises. Others prefer Celebrity Cruises’ unique brand of modern luxury, boasting an array of modern amenities and world renowned dining onboard larger ships, but no less luxurious. Meanwhile, families find that Royal Caribbean International caters to all ages and levels of activity, including casual café dining and rock climbing walls.
Escape winter with RCCL’s range of special deals now available on selected Asian itineraries.
Choose a 14-night Asia & East Coast treasures itinerary onboard Royal Caribbean International’s Voyager of the Seas, departing Singapore on 22 October 2015 and calling at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia as well as Darwin, the Whitsundays and Brisbane in Australia before arriving in Sydney. The sailing is priced from just $1949 per person, which includes a free double-category upgrade from interior to balcony stateroom, allowing guests to savour the cruise experience from their very own private balcony.
Also available on Royal Caribbean International is a 10-night Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam cruise onboard Legend of the Seas. The roundtrip departs Singapore on 11 October 2015 and calls at Koh Samui and Bangkok in Thailand, Sihanoukville in Cambodia and Ho Chi Minh City and Nha Trang in Vietnam. The sailing is priced from $1799 per person, which includes a free double-category upgrade from interior to balcony stateroom.
Celebrity Cruises is offering a 14 night South East Asia cruise onboard Celebrity Millennium from $2,359 per person for an oceanview stateroom, including a free premium Classic Beverage package per person. The sailing departs Singapore on 6 December 2015 and finishes in Hong Kong, and includes overnight stays in Singapore, Bangkok, Ha Long Bay / Hanoi and Hong Kong, as well as calls at Hue and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.
Azamara Club Cruises is offering a 10-night Temples, Dragons and Beaches itinerary onboard Azamara Quest, the cruise ship soon to call Australia home. The sailing departs Singapore on 12 December 2015 and calls at a range of Indonesian destinations, including Semarang, Celukan Bawang, Komodo and Lombok, before arriving in Bali. The all-inclusive cruise is priced from just $2,879 per person, including a double-category upgrade from a Club Interior stateroom to a Club Verandah Stateroom, affording guests the ultimate luxury of their own private balcony.