Starting 30 June, Royal Caribbean International (RCI) will bring
about the comeback of destination cruising from Singapore. Spectrum of
the Seas will begin cruising to ports in Malaysia with new 3- and
Cruisers will be able to disembark to explore Penang and Kuala Lumpur
on these new sailings either free-and-easy or via a range of shore
excursions curated by RCI which include a trip to Southeast Asia’s
oldest Anglican church in Penang or an adventure into the Batu Caves of
The return of Singapore’s regional sailings is ahead of schedule.
When Spectrum of the Seas first arrived in Singapore in April, RCI
announced that it will offer destination cruises to other Southeast
Asian ports only from October onwards.
the earlier resumption of regional sailings, Angie Stephen, vice
president and managing director, Asia-Pacific, RCI, is thrilled that RCI
is the “first cruise line in Singapore to reconnect holidaymakers with
Asia’s beautiful destinations once again.”
This milestone would not have been possible without the harmonisation
of standards among authorities from Singapore and Malaysia.
According to Annie Chang, director of cruise for Singapore Tourism
Board, “We have been working closely with various governments in
Southeast Asia to align on cruise protocols and policies, and are
excited to bring back port calls in Malaysia for sailings as a start.”