Cruise Market in Asia with Capacity Concerns

By ,   December 4, 2015 ,   Cruise Industry

During the last two weeks, three cruise operators have made capacity adjustments to their programs in Asia. 

HNA Cruises stopped operations entirely, meaning it won't carry an estimated 87,764 cruise passengers next year, according to the Cruise Industry News Annual Report.

Star Cruises is apparently sending its SuperStar Gemini to Europe, getting the ship out of the Asia market for the summer, although deployment is not confirmed.

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Finally, Costa Cruises announced its Costa Victoria will head to Japan for a 60-day period, operating 10 cruises sourcing Japanese passengers next summer for an estimated double-occupancy capacity of 19,280 passengers. In China, sailing shorter cruises, the ship would have carried an estimated 25,147 passengers.