MOL Passenger Line 'Cruise of the Year 2018'
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced that its group company, Mitsui O.S.K. Passenger Line (MOPAS) was recognized for its "efforts on market development by the Nippon Maru One Night Cruise," and received the award for outstanding performance in the "Cruise of the Year 2018" program.
MOPAS was honored for its One Night Cruise programs based on three themes, which attracted a majority of passengers (70%) who boarded the Nippon Maru for the first time.
While elaborately planned, all of the cruise themes offered a casual atmosphere, and made a great contribution to expanding the range of the Japanese cruise market.
The Cruise of the Year is the system under which the Japan Oceangoing Passenger Ship Association (host) and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan Tourism Agency, and Japan Association of Travel Agents (sponsors) recognize travel agencies and cruise ship companies that develop original and innovative cruise travel products contributing to the expansion of Japan's cruise market.
The awards ceremony was held on December 13, and the Japan Oceangoing Passenger Ship Association presented a commemorative memento to MOPAS.
According to a company press release, the MOL Group continually works to develop new products and enhance services in a proactive manner to encourage more passengers to experience the joys of cruising.