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Default Asia - The New Cruise Capitol?

Asia - The New Cruise Capitol?
by Paul Motter

With a densely populated coast and plenty of exotic destinations Asia could be the next booming cruise market


The new Shanghai cruise terminal is one of
the most futuristic buildings in the world

As the U.S.-based cruise lines continue to grow we see interesting shifts in the regional deployment of cruise ships. While some cruise lines are continuing to bet mostly on America, mostly basing their newest ships in the U.S., other cruise lines are looking to permanently place more ships in distant world regions, not for the benefit of American cruisers, but to attract more of the local population as a new clientele.

You already know about the huge migration of cruise ships to Australia that took place in 2011 and 2012 by cruise lines like Royal Caribbean, Princess and Holland America. The next region expected to be tapped as a source of new cruise passengers is Asia.

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