Asia’s largest cruise ship Voyager of the Seas, arrived in Jeju Island on Saturday. The ship was carrying 3,470 passengers, including 3,120 Chinese tourists. More than 80 buses were required to shuttle them through the southern resort island — a number so big that half of the tour guides had to be hired from other parts of the country. The visitors spent six hours touring the island, including Seongsan Sunrise Peak and Jungmun Tourist Complex in Seogwipo city, and Yongduam, a volcanic rock shaped like a dragon’s head in Jeju city, before shopping at the duty free shop.
The world’s leading cruise brand, Royal Caribbean International, is targeting the Chinese market, where it might cooperate more broadly with domestic companies, including work on ship renovation and maintenance. The largest cruise ship in Asia, Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas, arrived at the Shanghai Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal on Tuesday to start its summer cruise itinerary. The ship will sail to Japan and South Korea. Tickets for the maiden voyage sold out months in advance. Many other sailings are being offered by travel agencies.
Think Scotland and if the age-old Glen is what comes into you mind – this one is just for you. Now visitors can literally ‘Grab a Glen’ with VisitScotland this autumn and experience some of the active adventures, unique walking and spectacular glens that Scotland has to offer. The adventurer in you can follow travel writer Robin McKelvie’s inspirational travel diary at www.visitscotland.com/grabaglen as he grabs the glens, hikes the hills and experiences the very best of Active Scotland in 2011. Robin will post two travel diaries a week, along with his own photos and video content, offering a unique new way of seeing and showcasing Scotland, and inspiring visitors to experience it for themselves. Robin started his journey in August, will continue travelling around Scotland until November, trekking through stunning landscapes while taking part in many fantastic adventures throughout the country, from kayaking the coastal wilds of Scotland’s islands, and visiting the iconic shores of Loch Ness, to mountain biking some of Europe’s best forest trails and walking the many unique and inspiring glens throughout the country. Robin said, “This is the year of Active Scotland and there is nowhere better to get active with over 700 islands, a myriad of mountains and hills, as well as our mighty rivers and countless lochs. I’ll be doing everything from taking my kids out walking in the great outdoors through to land yachting, whitewater rafting, sampling a few drams amongst the glens, and getting active around Scotland’s gorges, so I hope you can join me as I go.”