2017 will be the region’s longest cruise season ever


Royal Caribbean announced its longest ever cruising season in Singapore. As Mariner of the Seas, one of the most popular family ships returns to the region, RCCL said it would be extended this season till June 2017 with an additional nine sailings. There will now be a total of 64 sailings in the region for passengers to choose from.
Royal Caribbean also won the Travel Weekly Asia’s Reader’s Choice Award for ‘Best Cruise Line – International’ and ‘Best Cruise Line – Family’. Notably, the cruise line has redefined cruising experiences in Asia after the line refitted its ships with amazing activities like the Royal Promenade and ice skating rink on Mariner of the Seas and Voyager of the Seas.
Also on Ovation of the Seas, the world’s most technologically advanced ship, has the North Star, an elevated glass capsule, the sky-diving simulator iFly as well as a robot bartender at the Bionic Bar.
The Managing Director of Singapore and Southeast Asia said, “Winning these prestigious awards is a great honour for us.  We thank the Travel Weekly Asia readers and our industry partners for their recognition and strong support.  As we look forward to our 10th anniversary in Asia next year, we aim to grow Royal Caribbean as a top vacation choice in Asia with our innovative ships and revolutionary onboard experiences, as we deliver to everyone “the One holiday” with “endless adventures”.
Royal Caribbean kick starts its longest-ever Singapore season this week on Mariner of the Seas with 41 sailings of three to 10 nights to destinations like Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong and China till March 2017.
Ovation of the Seas will return to Singapore in March to April next year with a total of 10 new sailings which include three to five night itineraries to Penang, Phuket, Bangkok as well as a 12-night cruise to Tianjin with calls to Ho Chi Minh City, Danang, Hong Kong and Seoul.
But if you’ve missed the Ovation sailing, you can sail Voyager of the Seas which will be returning from May to June 2017 with 13 sailings of three to five night Southeast Asian itineraries to Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Phuket and an eight-night one-way cruise to Hong Kong.

Princess Cruises is also having an amazing wave season with the refurbished Diamond Princess returning to Singapore. She hosts the largest Japanese spa at sea. She has a number of itineraries sailing from Singapore as well as Japan.