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Luxury cruises cater to Asian tastes

UniWorld’s “floating boutique hotels” have become more popular among the region’s travellers

RIVER CRUISING WAS once a relatively new concept for Asian travellers. But statistics from top luxury cruise company UniWorld show a significant rise in demand here for a comfortable stay in a floating hotel that takes you from one picturesque town to another, without the hassle of packing and unpacking at each destination.

The number of travellers from Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong hopping onboard a UniWorld ship grew by 15 percent annually in the last three years. Revenue from Singapore passengers...

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