Singapore named as the best cruise destination in Asia


Singapore has been named as the top cruise destination for the second time in three years at the 10th Seatrade Cruise Awards.

It was also named in the Asia Cruise Trends report as the most popular destination for cruisers to visit.

With great port facilities like the Marina Bay Cruise Centre which can host some of the world’s largest ships like Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas, Singapore has surged ahead in the cruise industry compared to other Asian nations.

Cruisers also spend time eating at Singapore’s top restaurants as well as its famous Hawker Markets are explore cultural hubs like Little India and China Town.

Singapore is also famed for its shopping – for high end luxury brands, Orchard Road and Marina Bay Sands boast labels like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, Miu Miu and much more.

Major cruise lines like Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, Crystal Cruises, Cunard and many more currently visiting the Lion City. New builds like the Genting Dream will be calling at Singapore.

“We are honoured that Singapore remains prominent in the minds of the cruise community as an attractive cruise hub. This is testament to our efforts to grown Singapore’s cruise industry and strong destination appeal,” said Annie Chang, the Director of Cruise at the Singapore Tourism Board.

“Singapore and Southeast Asia are set to ride the wave of growth for cruising in Asia and STB will continue to push the boundaries in establishing Southeast Asia as the cruise region of choice. As we mark ASEAN’s golden jubilee celebrations next year, we will embark on a VisitASEAN@50 campaign to encourage more visitors to experience cruising in Southeast Asia.”