Royal Caribbean International (RCI) has announced its 2012 Asian summer season on the 2,074-guest Legend of the Seas, which features a variety of new destinations and itineraries out of homeports in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Yokohama and Tianjin.
Following the Singapore season in March, Legend of the Seas will embark on a five-night cruise to Hong Kong which calls at Ho Chi Minh City and Nha Trang, thereafter offering a couple of four- and five-night cruises to Halong Bay, Danang and Sanya before heading to Shanghai.
Fom there, the cruise liner will embark on new six-night ‘Isles of Japan Cruise’, which visits Xiamen, the new port-of-call Ishigaki and Okinawa. The season will also feature the five-night ‘Asia Legacies Cruise’ to Fukuoka and Kagoshima during cherry blossom season.
For the Yokohama season there will be a total of nine cruises, starting with an eight-night voyage from Shanghai to Tokyo visiting Jeju, the new port-of-call Toyama, Otaru and Aomori. There will be two six-Night ‘Korea Explorer Cruises’ to Busan, Jeju and Kagoshima, as well as a nine-Night ‘Russia & Hokkaido Cruise’ in June and September to Vladivostok and a mixture of Japanese and Korean destinations.
Finally, The Tianjin season will feature five- to eight-night cruises exploring destination around Japan and the Korean peninsula. Key destination include Beppu, famous for its “onsen” and hot spring, as well as Miyazaki with its scenic coastline and traditional architecture.