CruiseSailings from Singapore will commence from April, with destination cruising resuming in October.

Spectrum of the Seas to arrive in Singapore six months earlier

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Spectrum of the Seas will begin Singapore sailings in April 2022.
Spectrum of the Seas will begin Singapore sailings in April 2022. Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean International

Initially scheduled for deployment in Singapore from October 2022, Royal Caribbean International’s (RCI) Spectrum of the Seas is arriving to the Lion City’s shores in April instead, six months sooner than anticipated.

The arrival of Spectrum of the Seas is a timely move as its sister ship, Quantum of the Seas, which has been homeported in Singapore since December 2020, is expected to end its season in the same month.

The first Spectrum of the Seas sailing in Singapore will kick off on 11 April, with 3- and 4-night ocean getaways.

The ship's deployment will also mark the comeback of destination cruising in Southeast Asia. Starting from 21 October, cruisers departing from Singapore can look forward to 3- to 9-night sailings with ports-of-call at Penang, Phuket, Kuala Lumpur, Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Thrang and/or Bangkok.

Sky Pad – a virtual reality, bungee trampoline adventure.
Sky Pad – a virtual reality, bungee trampoline adventure. Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean International

“We know that vacation time is precious and choosing how to spend it is more important than ever, which is why we are thrilled to welcome Spectrum of the Seas – one of the most advanced ships in the world, to Singapore in April – making Singapore the cruising destination of choice,” said Angie Stephen, vice president and managing director, Asia Pacific, RCI.

In the same vein, Kenneth Yeo, regional director of sales, Asia Pacific, RCI, spoke of Asia Pacific being the choice region of “tremendous opportunity for the growth of the cruise industry”.

“The last year provided many Singapore residents the opportunity to try cruising for the first time, and from what we can see, they are hooked,” he said.

Two-level Ultimate Family Suite – an expansive, multiroom retreat with its own slide and cinema cum karaoke stage.
Two-level Ultimate Family Suite – an expansive, multiroom retreat with its own slide and cinema cum karaoke stage. Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean International

Since its cruise restart in Singapore, Royal Caribbean has seen a high demand for its sailings and hosted over 178,000 cruisers. Stephen attributes the success of Royal Caribbean’s safe sailings in the country to the Singapore government “for their strong partnership and collaboration that have allowed cruising to become one of the safest holiday options in the world.”

Designed especially for Asian cruisers, Spectrum of the Seas offers the perfect combination of state-of-the-art high-tech experiences that provide adrenaline junkies and adventure-seeking guests a wealth of thrilling onboard experiences.

Some of Spectrum of the Seas’ most notable features include the Sky Pad — a virtual reality, bungee trampoline adventure; and the Ultimate Family Suite — a two-storey ‘home-at-sea’ that will delight families or groups with its ensuite slide, and a cinema that also doubles up as a karaoke stage.

Showgirl – Spectrum of the Seas’ newest on-stage production.
Showgirl – Spectrum of the Seas’ newest on-stage production. Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean International

Other features that cruisers can look forward to comprise the North Star, an all-glass observation capsule that ascends 90m above the ocean; SeaPlex, an active entertainment centre with bumper cars, laser tag, fencing and archery; and 19 dining options from Hot Pot to Jamie’s Italian.

“As we navigate COVID-19 as an endemic, we are confident that holidaymakers around the region will see cruising as an unbeatable adventure-packed holiday option,” Yeo said.

Bookings made before 31 March offers flexibility in changes and cancellations up to 48 hours before their cruise sets sail. Cruise credits will be offered when a cancellation is made, and will be valid for future bookings.

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