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.


The largest Cruise Ship Dock in Indonesia is scheduled to be completed in 2023

The International Cruise Port in Bali, part of the wider Bali Maritime Tourism Hub (BMTH) concept is scheduled to be finished by the middle of 2023.


Sustainability Management and Putting it into Practice

Strengthening our commitment to sustainability management and delivering consistent sustainable business practices, Destination Asia and our cruise division, Cruise Asia by Destination Asia, joined the Travelife Sustainability in Tourism Scheme in 2017 to steer its practices along a more responsible path.


Phu Quoc Cruise Terminal Project is delayed

The completion of the Phu Quoc Cruise Terminal has been delayed. Originally scheduled to be completed in Q3 2021, the cruise terminal was meant to help this island city entice larger passenger cruise ships to call in the destination.


Sarawak’s Borneo Cultures Museum Reopens

The Borneo Cultures Museum (BCM) in Kuching, closed since October 2017, has reopened in a 30,000sqm state-of-the-art building, and is Malaysia’s largest museum and the second largest museum in Southeast Asia.


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.