Where to find the best luxury brands at sea


Cruise ships are no longer a mode of transport, but a destination. Some of the biggest and best ships have already started sailing into the Asian market with an array of rides, activities, eateries and of course, shopping.

Lines are now building ships with enormous floor spaces for duty-free shopping. These ships include Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas which is homeported in Singapore and Shanghai, the new Genting Dream which will be sailing out of Nansha as well as the Norwegian Joy and Majestic Princess which will be both delivered next year.

Dream Cruises, Asia’s first luxury cruise line will be stocking luxury watches, jewellery and accessories from BVLGARI, Cartier, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Longines and Omega.

On the Genting Dream, fashion brands include BALLY, Burberry, Furla, Kate Spade, Michael Kors as well as Salvatore Ferragamo. For beauty products, Dream Cruises will be stocking Biotherm, Chanel, Clinique, Dior, Estée Lauder, Giorgio Armani, L’Occitane, La Prairie, Lancome, Laneige, Origins, SKII, Su:m37 and The History of Whoo.

On the new Norwegian Joy, guests can include in brands like Cartier, Omega BVLGARI, Salvatore and Ferragamo.

On Royal Caribbean’s ships, guests can find a specialty Tiffany & Co store on Oasis of the Seas where they can purchase jewellery in the iconic blue box. The world’s largest ship, Harmony of the Seas also has a Kate Spade handbag store.

On the new Majestic Princess, guests can explore 1,100 square metres of luxury boutiques which will stock brands like Cartier, BVLGARI and Chopard.

Guests can also purchase leather goods from Burberry and Gucci along with watches from Montblanc, Longines, Rado and Tissot. The line’s other ships have a collection of shops stocking merchandise from other brands like Fossil and Calvin Klein.

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