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Author: Elizabeth Robinson/Monday, November 27, 2017/Categories: News, Cruise news, Princess Cruises
Princess Cruises has marked five years of operations in Southeast Asia with celebrations featuring a musical performance by the Princess entertainment team, dinner onboard and a champagne waterfall pouring hosted by captain Paolo Ravera.
The event was attended by over 150 guests including travel agents, Captain’s Circle members and travel partners onboard Sapphire Princess, which arrived in Singapore to begin her homeporting season at Marina Bay Sands Cruise Centre.
“We are delighted to be celebrating our fifth year of operations in Singapore serving the Southeast Asian market,” said Farriek Tawfik, director Southeast Asia, Princess Cruises. “We are grateful to all our travel partners, travel agents and our guests for their support, especially the travel agents who have been with us from when Princess Cruises began sailing in the region 30 years ago.”
Princess Cruises has expanded its operations since its ships began sailing in the region on world cruises and repositioning voyages over 30 years ago. The line also carries out sales, customer service support, operations and marketing locally to meet the growing demand for its cruises.
The line has seen the popularity of cruise holidays grow over the past five years among travellers in the region as it is now easier for them to enjoy cruises onboard Princess Cruises’ ships which homeport in Singapore. “Our presence in Southeast Asia has also increased awareness of fly-cruise amongst guests in the region,” said Tawfik. “We do see a spike amongst our guests going on our cruises in Alaska which are increasingly becoming extremely popular as well as to cruises in Australia, Japan, Taiwan and the Mediterranean.”
Tawfik added that he is excited by what the next five years will bring for the cruise industry as Princess Cruises look forward to further expanding its operations in the region.
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