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Royal Caribbean and Ctrip team up to form Chinese cruise line

Royal Caribbean cruises and Ctrip voyage into new business venture.
Royal Caribbean cruises and Ctrip voyage into new business venture. Image by David Spinks / CC BY 2.0

International cruise company Royal Caribbean and Chinese online booking agent Ctrip have teamed up in a joint venture to form a new cruise line in China. SkySea Cruises will begin operation in 2015 targeting Chinese passengers with what the companies hope will become a “national cruise line for China”. There is no word yet on which routes or ports the cruises will serve. Read more: traveldailymedia.com