Mariner of the Seas will arrive in China in June 2013 and offer a number of itineraries from 3 to 12 nights. The addition of Mariner of the Seas will offer additional capacity to a Chinese cruise market that is growing quickly. Mariner will also adopt the same product customizations that Voyager of the Seas made to adapt to the Chinese marketing, such as Chinese-style menus, enhanced retail and entertainment offerings and language services.
I really wonder if this is a sign of things to come. Theres no questioning that the Chinese economy is one of the strongest out there. Carnival, usually the trend setter destination wise, already has the Costa Brand in Asia. The Carnival Spirit will be in Australia. Will Carnival counter with another ship in the region?