Royal Caribbean International has announced that Quantum of the Seas will continue sailing from Singapore through October 2021.
Having resumed sailing in December 2020 in accordance to Singapore's CruiseSafe Certification standards, Royal Caribbean first extended the Singapore season for three months, through June 2021, and is doing it again for an additional four months.
With the extended sailing until October this year, the 11‐month Singapore season will mark the longest yet for Quantum of the Seas.
“We have continued to see an overwhelming demand in Singapore to sail on board Quantum of the Seas. With more than 50,000 guests having cruised with us and zero positive Covid‐19 cases to date, holidaymakers can be rest assured we are focused on delivering safe, memorable cruise holidays,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International.
“Royal Caribbean’s 30‐plus sailings in Singapore offer a real‐life, validated model of how cruising can be a unique, safe vacation beyond what many other travel options can offer,” he added.
Angie Stephen, vice president and managing director, Asia‐Pacific, Royal Caribbean International, said, “Our guests have continued to have a fabulous vacation experience with Royal Caribbean, as we continue sailing with our layered health and safety measures developed with the Healthy Sail Panel. In fact, we have seen guest satisfaction ratings jump since we started sailing this past December."
Annie Chang, director, cruise, Singapore Tourism Board, commented, “When we started pilot cruises in Singapore, our aim was to regain the confidence of guests by endorsing cruise operators with rigorous hygiene measures. Singapore’s CruiseSafe standards have set a clear benchmark for our cruise partners, who have been diligent in ensuring the measures on board are adhered to. Thus far, we have completed more than 90 sailings with over 120,000 passengers and no reported cases of Covid‐19 spreading on board.”
Quantum will continue to operate 2‐, 3‐ and 4‐night Ocean Getaways with the same set of comprehensive health and safety measures in place, including Covid‐19 testing, reduced sailing capacity, physical distancing measures, enhanced cleaning and sanitising processes, and industry‐leading contact tracing.
The new sailings will be available to Singapore residents and open to book on April 13, 2021.