Bali’s Long-awaited New Cruise Terminal Nears Completion

Date: 13-11-2019

Originally scheduled for completion in December 2018, the highly anticipated new cruise terminal at the Port of Benoa in Bali, Indonesia, recently completed the dredging of a new water channel and estimates construction is at 90%.

Our Regional Director, Alvin Materi, reflects on our teams’ accomplishments during off-season

In the lead-up to cruise season, the Cruise Asia team has been busy attending tradeshows, hosting workshops, and leading challenging turnaround calls during which our teams proved once again why we are the best in the business.

Komodo National Park Will Remain Open for Tourism

Date: 08-10-2019

Indonesian Authorities have announced that Komodo National Park, including the island of Komodo itself, will now remain open for tourism.

Our Regional Director, Alvin Materi reveals why August is his favourite time of the year.

Date: 22-08-2019

As the region’s leading shoreside service and excursions provider for international cruise lines, this is the month we really kick into gear with preparations for the upcoming season. We also hit the road to participate in both regional and international cruise events, as well as our own roadshows.

Wanvipa Phanumat Joins Destination Asia as Group Sustainability Manager

Wanvipa joined Destination Asia on 01 August 2019 in their Head Office located in Bangkok. Wanvipa brings extensive experience across a number of sustainability and community-based tourism organizations, including public offices, hotel and tourism departments and as a local community consultant.

Melaka International Cruise Terminal Underway

Melaka International Cruise Terminal is a new cruise port situated in Melaka Gateway, an off-shore development of artificial islands in Malacca, Malaysia. Still under development, the new port is in its first phase with two berths planned, accommodating ships up to 362 metres.

Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand Experience

A half-day experience at Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand (WFFT) is designed to allow day trip visitors the chance to learn about rescued animals living at the Wildlife Rescue Centre and Elephant Refuge.

Inle Heritage Overland Program

Cruise Asia by Destination Asia Myanmar has created an overland program venturing to Inle Lake that incorporates activities managed by Inle Heritage, a not-for-profit organization helping preserve the nature and culture of Inle Lake.