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New Ports Lure Asia’s Biggest Cruise Ship to the Philippines

The Philippines, a country of more than 7,600 islands where you’re rarely more than a few miles from the sea, wants a bigger slice of Asia’s growing cruise-tourism industry. For years the Southeast Asian nation has lagged behind its neighbors in attracting cruise visitors, partly because of spotty infrastructure. (bloomberg.com)

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The Philippines attracts more cruise calls

In 2019, Royal Caribbean will be bringing their new Spectrum of the Seas to Subic Bay and Salomague while Costa Cruises will be making more frequent calls as well. “As a new player, we’ve been performing well and consistently, attracting more calls,” says Gina Marie Esmaña, Head of the Cruise Team at the Philippines Department of Tourism. (aseancruising.com)

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Philippines looks to reduce cruise ship numbers

The Philippine government is considering reducing the number of port calls international cruise lines make to Boracay Island. The island was closed for around six months for rehabilitation which affected tourism as a whole, as Boracay has been dubbed by many international publications as ‘one of the best island in the world’. (aseancruising.com)

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Japanese Cruise Ship arrival a big break for Iloilo City, Philippines

The Pacific Venus Iloilo City is now 100 percent ready for the arrival of Japanese cruise ship MV Pacific Venus on January 26, 2019, in time for the Iloilo Dinagyang Festival. MV Pacific Venus with 183 meters in length will dock at Iloilo International Port, Loboc, Lapuz, Iloilo City in the morning of January 26 and will leave in the afternoon of the following day. (thedailyguardian.net)

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Philippines: Boracay to welcome back cruise ships

With world-famous Boracay Island opening its doors to tourists again in three months, the Department of Tourism (DOT) announced that international cruise ships will also revisit the country’s most popular beach destination. (news.mb.com.ph)

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The Philippines welcomes Asia’s largest cruise ship: Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas makes its first-ever stop at Manila and Subic Bay

Ovation of The Seas (Courtesy Royal Caribbean International)Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas made its maiden call to the Philippines, docking first at Subic Bay and then Manila the following day. It is the largest ever cruise ship to dock at any port in the Philippines, with a record number of 4,600 guests from around the world on a five-night cruse from Hong Kong. (aseancruising.com)

Boracay, Philippines – which cruise lines have made itinerary changes

Royal Caribbean has diverted its popular megaship, Ovation of the Seas, from a Boracay port call as the Philippines Government closed the popular island to tourism. Several cruise lines have taken avoiding action after the President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the closure because of pollution problems. (aseancruising.com)

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The Future Caribbean of Asia

Groomed to be one of Asia’s top international cruise destinations, the Philippines is seeing increasing interest from cruise lines as it boosts infrastructure to support international vessels. (maritime-executive.com)

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