Royal Caribbean relaunchs cruises in Singapore

Cruises are resuming operations in Singapore.
Cruises are resuming operations in Singapore.

The cruise ship operator has restarted cruises to nowhere after the pause due to Covid-19 measures.

Singapore.- Royal Caribbean International has launched its “cruise to nowhere” service departing from Singapore.

With capacity limited to 2,000 passengers – half of the usual maximum – the maiden journey welcomed 1,300 guests with strict anti-Covid-19 protocols before boarding, including online-only check-in, baggage disinfection, and a requirement for passengers to submit a negative Covid-19 test prior to arrival.

According to Royal Caribbean, a second sailing scheduled for Monday, December 7, already has 1,700 bookings.

Angie Stephen, managing director for Asia Pacific at Royal Caribbean International, told The Straits Times: “We want to trial our product, and the demand is there, as we are already 99% sold out for most of December. We’d like to start slow and ramp up in a safe manner.”

Genting Cruise Lines became the first to offer cruise to nowhere sailings from Singapore on 6 November with World Dream’s first sailing welcoming 1,400 guests onboard under similar Covid-19 restrictions.

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