The race to source from the Chinese market may have a new player in Hainan Cruise Enterprises, according to sources familiar with the matter.

After being laid up following legal proceedings as Delphin Kreuzfahrten went bankrupt, Hainan has reportedly taken delivery of the Delphin Voyager (ex- Orient Venus) from bankruptcy, renaming her the Hainan Empress.

One of the main investors in the project is said to be Proton Capital Group.