It’s Singapore’s longest cruise season


It will be the longest cruise seasons for cruising in Singapore this year with Royal Caribbean announcing that three of its ships well be returning to the region. Royal Caribbean will be sailing around Southeast Asia for seven months, offering more sailings.

Other lines like Star Cruises and Costa Cruises will be increasing the number of itineraries around Southeast Asia.

Also in November, Dream Cruises, Asia’s first luxury line, will be deploying the Genting Dream purposely built for the region.

Next April, Asia will see the arrival of the new Majestic Princess. Built for the market, it heralds in the first wave of ships that are built for Asians.

Royal Caribbean will be sending the region’s largest and most technologically advanced ship Ovation of the Seas as well as Mariner of the Seas and Voyager of the Seas after a successful season earlier this year.

To kick start the season, Mariner of the Seas will be sailing from October with cruises ranging from three to seven nights to destinations in Malaysia like Penang, Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur, ports in Thailand like Phuket, Bangkok as well as Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.

For Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year, Mariner of the Seas will be hosting special themed cruises with entertainment, decorations and feasts onboard. The second Cosfest Sea Cruise will be back on Mariner of the Seas where Cosplay fans can meet other players and celebrate with treasure hunts, anime parties and themed parades.

Also returning to Singapore will be Ovation of the Seas. She’ll spend the season sailing around Southeast Asia like her sister, Mariner of the Seas. The itineraries include 10 new sailings ranging between three to five nights as well a 12-night one-way cruise to Tianjin with calls at Ho Chi Minh City, Hue/Danang, Hong Kong and Seoul.

Onboard Ovation of the Seas, guests can try the ship’s 18 different restaurants including sushi from the Izumi Japanese restaurant, antipasto and fresh pasta at Jamie’s Italian and juicy steaks at Chops Grille.

For the thrill seekers, try the sky diving simulator, iFly, surf on the FlowRider or test your fear of heights on the North Star and get a brilliant 360-degree view of your surroundings. You can also get a cocktail made by robots at the ‘Bionic Bar’ or ride around the bumper cars in the SeaPlex.

The Genting Dream will depart Singapore on her inaugural sailing from Singapore to Hong Kong. She is the first ship from Asia’s first luxury cruise line and will have the Zouk nightclub, 35 restaurants, bars and clubs featuring Indian, Vietnamese, Singaporean and Malaysian cuisine. Guests on the Genting Dream will also soon be able to try underwater excursions in special submersibles.

For those looking for a VIP experience, The Dream Mansion at the top of the ship has two floors of lavish suites a private pool and butler service.

Genting Dream will be sailing to a number of destinations around Vietnam and China.

Princess Cruises has a number of great sailings to and from Singapore during the wave season. Guests will be able to sail from Tokyo and tour Japan before sailing back to Singapore. This wave season will also see the arrival of a new Princess Cruises ship, the Emerald Princess. She will have celebrity chef Curtis Stone’s new restaurant, SHARE onboard. The menu is designed for dining groups to try a little bit of everything – offerings include antipasto, lobster and beef cheeks.

Asia will also see the arrival of the Majestic Princess in April 2017. The Majestic Princess will have an amazing SeaWalk which is a glass walkway 28 feet beyond the edge of the ship. The menu includes selections from China, Southeast Asia and around the world. To find out more about the cruise lines, click on the links below.

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