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.


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.


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.


Travelife Partner Sustainability Award Received by Destination Asia Japan

Destination Asia Japan has been awarded Travelife Partner and is one of just four companies in Japan to have reached this level of sustainability recognition. The award is a recognition for the long-term efforts and frontrunner position of Destination Asia Japan regarding sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility.