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Asia’s Biggest Ship Arrives In South Korea

Asia’s largest cruise ship, Voyager of the Seas, arrived at South Korea’s Jeju Island this weekend carrying over 3450 passengers.

The eye-catching vessel, which is operated by Royal Caribbean International Cruises, docked at the island’s port terminal in the early hours on Saturday morning and remained there for most of the day whilst her guests explored Jeju’s various sights and places of interest.

Due to the large number of visitors (3120 of which were Chinese tourists), over 80 transfer vehicles were needed to shuttle the guests from the port to the centre of the island.

South Korean ports are currently seeing a rise in cruise traffic, with Jeju Island in particular becoming a must-see destination for many itineraries that take in the region’s highlights. Last year, the island welcomed 69 cruise ships and hopes to see a total of 85 before the end of 2012.

Jeju Island, which is located in the southwest region of the Korean Peninsula, is host to a number of attractions that might interest cruise visitors including Hallasan National Park and the Seongsan Sunrise Peak, a huge volcanic crater which is ideal for hiking and horse riding.

For more information on cruises to South Korea please call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.