glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

Is Asia Really Heating Up as a Cruise Destination?

Asia is supposed to be a big hot destination for cruising but is it?  Recently, Costa has cut back on its commitment to Asia and is concentrating more on Europe.  It joins Carnival, Princess and RCCL i cutting back on cruising in Asia.  Here's a link to more information.  Perhaps the Asian market is oversupplied. 

 

https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/17464-costa-poised-to-pull-back-asia-capacity.html

 

 

 

Tags: Carnival RCCL Princess Asia & Indian Ocean Asian Market for cruising Costa cruiseindustrynews.com

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BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

It really seems that all the lines moved too fast to Asia, resulting in more supply than demand.

Demand will eventually ramp up, but it may take a while.

I would really like to see some trans-Pacific or roundtrips from the US to Asia, especially from the more budget-conscience lines (Carnival / RCL). It may be a longer cruise, but would interest me significantly.

OTOH, I will pass on an RT out of Asia as it is probably geared for the Asians, not the European or American and Canadian market.

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