Royal Caribbean strengthens position on Chinese market
Provinng its commitment to growing the China market, Royal Caribbean International today announced that its third Quantum-class ship, Ovation of the Seas, will be based in Tianjin, China. The news was announced by Royal Caribbean president Michael Bayley. Launching in April 2016, Ovation of the Seas will be the company’s fifth cruise ship based in the region.
Currently under construction, once launched, Ovation of the Seas’ will conduct a 52-night Global Odyssey from Southampton, UK to Tianjin. The company is investigating potential Chinese drydock facilities to revitalise Legend of the Seas as early as 2018; logistics centres in China to supply its ships deployed in the region; and an inbound-tourism business model to bring thousands of North American holiday makers to experience China.