LATEST CRUISE NEWS


Regional Director, Alvin Materi, believes Asia is about to make its big comeback

The exciting news around the opening of borders and the lifting of travel restrictions by many countries in SE Asia has seen a welcome flurry of activity by tourist boards, cruise lines and ground handlers such as Cruise Asia Destination Asia as we prepare for the industry restart.


Explore Our Eight New Cruise Asia Travel Styles

With a focus on destination-driven products, the easily identified styles include Arts & Culture; Wellness; Nature & Adventure; Local Life; Culinary; Family; Classic; and Offbeat.


Penang’s Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal Expanded to Handle 12,000 Passengers

Penang’s recently upgraded Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal (SPCT) can now handle 12,000 passengers up from the previous 8,000 while the terminal’s berthing area can now accommodate two Oasis-class vessels at the same time.


Mark Morgan & Phan Hong Son Join Cruise Asia by Destination Asia

We are delighted to announce not one, but two new members of the Cruise Asia by Destination Asia team, based in Thailand and Vietnam.


Destination Asia Malaysia & Destination Asia Thailand Successfully Achieve Travelife Partner Renewal

In October 2021, the Destination Asia Malaysia team successfully renewed Travelife Partner Level certification for a further two-year period and was shortly followed by Destination Asia Thailand in November 2021 – recognizing the long-term efforts and position of Destination Asia as a leader in responsible travel and corporate social responsibility within Asia.


Tokyo International Cruise Terminal Offers New Gateway to the Capital

Once the country reopens, the Tokyo International Cruise Terminal will play a key role in the realization of “Tokyo: an International Tourist City”.


Destination Asia Hong Kong Partners with the Conservancy Association

With a vision to create a society that gives priority to environmental sustainability for the present and future generations, the Conservancy Association is a major player in safeguarding the environment and cultural heritage of Hong Kong.


Introducing our Responsible Travel Tips & Guidelines

The ‘Cruise Asia: Responsible Travel Tips & Guidelines’ booklet is an online guide used to train staff and guides, provide our partners with useful information, and give travellers better insight on how to travel responsibly.