It seems the love affair with China is over - several international cruise lines are pulling out or deploying smaller ships in the region.
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Splendor sails on its inaugural 14-night transatlantic journey from Barcelona to Miami in February 2020.
2019 will see 11 new ships join the world's expedition fleets and another 19 or 20 will launch between 2020 and 2022.
Silversea's newest ship Silver Muse sails into Asia for the first time later this year with a 17-day cruise from Muscat in Oman to Singapore in October 2018.
Virgin Voyages unveiled the long-awaited name of its first ship today.
Royal Caribbean has announced a selection of evening shore excursions when Ovation of the Seas makes its first overnight call to Noumea.
Two different itineraries showcase remote attractions best accessed by small ship such as sheltered sounds, glacial fiords and an active volcanic island.
Azamara's new ship Pursuit, will be christened by two godmothers in Southampton this August.
Viking has announced 10 new sailings for its 12-day 'Pharaohs & Pyramids' river cruise in Egypt for 2019.
Having made her mark in the world of books, TV, film and philanthropy, Oprah is heading for the high seas.
Viking's new Ultimate World Cruise: 245 days, 59 countries, 113 ports.