It was a historic moment in Hong Kong as the Mariner and Voyager of the Seas both converged on the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal.

Royal Caribbean International said in a prepared statement the double-call marked an important sign of growth in the Asian market.

Together, the ships were on two voyages with a total of 7,000 passengers. The Voyager was set to sail to Singapore, Sanya and Vietnam, while the Mariner was sailing to Singapore by way of Vietnam.

“Today’s double call is a testament to the confidence Royal Caribbean has in Hong Kong as both a homeport and transit port,” said Yang Bo-hsiung, Sales and Marketing Director of Royal Caribbean Cruises Hong Kong.