Royal Caribbean International announced today its spring and summer 2010 Asian itineraries, which are part of its year-round season in Asia with Legend of the Seas. Fans of Legend of the Seas can look forward to a variety of attractive new itineraries and destinations in Asia to choose from.

New Itineraries, New Destinations and New Homeports
As many as 14 different itineraries ranging from four to nine nights are rolled out for this season, with eight being featured for the first time. Moreover, they offer a mixture of exotic and popular new ports-of-call such as Hualien, Miyazaki, Nagoya and Vladivostok, that let cruise enthusiasts to explore even more of the captivating destinations the region has to offer. On top of Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai, a new homeport, Yokohama[1], is added for this season.

Highlights of this season include six sailings of four distinct itineraries out of Hong Kong, to destinations including Sanya, Hue/Danang, Taipei and Okinawa. Guests can also experience two different itineraries from Yokohama, one to Shanghai, Jeju and Busan, and the other to Hakodate, Otaru, Vladivostok and Shanghai. There will also be three sailings out of Kaohsiung to ports-of-call such as Halong Bay and Hong Kong.

In addition, the cruises from Shanghai to popular Japanese and Korean destinations such as Kobe, Kagoshima and Busan in particular, are expected to attract the interest of the local and international visitors in the city during the World Expo 2010, as a convenient nearby holiday option.

Details of the itineraries are as follows:

Sailing Dates


Ports of Call

January 4 & 9

5-Night Spice of Southeast Asia Cruise

Singapore, Phuket, Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Singapore

January 14

4-Night Isles of Southeast Asia Cruise

Singapore, Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Phuket, Singapore

January 28

9-Night Exotic Asia Cruise

Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City (Vung Tau), Nha Trang, Hue/Danang (Chan May), Halong Bay, Hong Kong, Kaohsiung

February 11

4-Night Taste of Vietnam Cruise

Kaohsiung, Halong Bay, Hong Kong

February 15

5-Night Gems of Asia Cruise

Hong Kong, Taipei, Hualien, Hong Kong

February 25, March 8

5-Night Gems of Asia Cruise

Hong Kong, Kaohsiung, Hualien, Taipei, Hong Kong

February 20

5-Night Indo-China Explorer Cruise

Hong Kong, Halong Bay, Hue/Danang (Chan May), Sanya, Hong Kong

March 2

6-Night Indo-China Explorer Cruise

Hong Kong, Sanya, Hue/Danang (Chan May), Halong Bay, Hong Kong

March 13

5-Night Hong Kong to Shanghai Cruise

Hong Kong, Taipei (Overnight), Okinawa, Shanghai

March 18 & 23

5-Night Asian Legacies Cruise

Shanghai, Kagoshima, Busan, Shanghai

March 28, April 11, June 20, July 4 & 18

7-Night Pearls of the Orient Cruise

Shanghai, Miyazaki, Kobe, Fukuoka, Busan, Shanghai

April 4 & 18, June 27, July 11

7-Night Kyushu Explorer Cruise

Shanghai, Kagoshima, Nagasaki, Fukuoka, Busan, Shanghai

April 25

7-Night Shanghai to Yokohama Cruise

Shanghai, Okinawa, Kagoshima, Kobe, Nagoya, Tokyo (Yokohama)

May 2 & 10

8-Night Korea & China Cruise

Tokyo (Yokohama), Shanghai (Overnight), Jeju Island, Busan, Tokyo (Yokohama)

May 18

8-Night Yokohama to Shanghai Cruise

Tokyo (Yokohama), Hakodate, Otaru, Vladivostok, Shanghai

May 26 & 31, June 5, 10 & 15

5-Night Asian Legacies Cruise

Shanghai, Fukuoka, Busan, Shanghai