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.
Once the country reopens, the Tokyo International Cruise Terminal will play a key role in the realization of “Tokyo: an International Tourist City”.
China’s southern city of Guangzhou opened its new Nansha International Cruise homeport on 17 November 2019. Upon opening, the port offers one 225,000-gigatonne megaship-ready berth and one 100,000-gigatonne berth for mid-sized vessels.
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%.
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.
Cruise Asia by Destination Asia Myanmar recently managed the inaugural port call by The Silver Discoverer at Ngapali Beach, Western Myanmar.
Adding to the ASEAN Tourism Strategic Plan 2016-2025, tourism ministers also adopted the ASEAN declaration on cruise tourism. According to the declaration, ASEAN is supporting the aim to further develop and fortify cruise tourism due to the continued high economic tourism growth generated by the cruise tourism industry in the region.
Located on the East coast of Java, the Port of Tanjung Wangi features the ability to handle ships with a 518 meter wharf and functional passenger terminal. The area is home to many natural history and water-focused excursions which can be incorporated into a successful port of call.