Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL)
Ltd. announced the opening in Singapore
of its Asia-Pacific headquarters
- Royal Caribbean Cruises (Asia) Pte. Ltd.
The regional headquarters, which is located in Singapore's central business district, will support the marketing efforts in the Asia-Pacific region for three of the company's cruise brands: Royal Caribbean International
, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Cruises. Headed by Rama Rebbapragada
, managing director for Asia Pacific
, the office also will provide sales and trade support in the region.
With the number of cruise guests sailing in the Asia-Pacific region projected to grow by more than 40 percent, from 1.07 million in 2005 to 1.5 million by 2010, the opening of Royal Caribbean's Asia-Pacific regional office is strategically timed. Royal Caribbean International
's range of cruise offerings is perfectly placed to take advantage of rapid economic growth and a renewed interest in cruising from key source markets in the region.
Thee Asia-Pacific office
will spearhead the company's expansion plans in the region and support growing demand for itineraries in the Asia Pacific