Greater China

Foreign cruiselines failing to cater to Chinese tastes

Dalian: International cruiselines have failed to properly cater for the unique tastes, demands and cultures of Chinese holidaymakers to date, our online survey shows clearly. With the prize-winning poll set to close tomorrow more than three quarters of the 400-plus respondents reckon overseas cruiselines have not done enough to look after Chinese holidaymakers. Similarly, around four fifths of respondents reckon Chinese crewing capabilities are not ready for a big rush of Chinese cruiseships coming to the market.

If you have strong views on the China cruise market or fancy winning a prize worth nearly a thousand dollars then you have one more day to fill out our simple poll.

In the run up to the big regional cruise event, Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific 2012, we launched a unique online survey on the potential of cruise shipping in China. The poll takes under five minutes to complete and by entering you stand a chance to win a pass to Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific 2012 or a free subscription to both SinoShip magazine and the soon-to-launch SinoCruise magazine. All but one of the questions in the survey are simple yes or no answers designed not to waste your time, however we have added in comment panels by each question for those that want to expand their point of view.

One lucky respondent to this poll will gain a pass to the UBM-organised Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific worth $995. Another three people will win subscriptions to our titles.

Held from September 17 to 18 at the Marina Bay Cruise Centre in Singapore Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific is a trade conference and exhibition organised by UBM, the organisers of Cruise Shipping Miami, the premier cruise industry event, Marintec China and Sea Japan. The conference will cover topics including the State of the Asian Cruise Industry, Terminal Design, Destination Planning and more and include speakers from the international cruise industry including Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Foster + Partners, Hong Kong and many more. [10/09/12]



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