Royal Caribbean International, the Singapore Tourism Board and Changi Airport Group launched a five-year partnership to promote casino cruises
Singapore.- Singapore’s coast will be full of colossal ships for the next five years after a multimillion-dollar partnership signed by casino cruise operator Royal Caribbean International, the Singapore Tourism Board, and Changi Airport Group.
The deal has been made to promote fly-cruises, according to a written announcement from the city-state’s tourism board: “This five-year tripartite collaboration, the longest ever, is expected to bring some 623000 international fly-cruise visitors to Singapore, and generate over SGD 430 million (€285 million) in tourism receipts between end-2019 and 2024”.
This announcement involved the news of a five-year Quantum Class deployment in Singapore, which includes one of Asia’s largest cruise ships: Quantum of the Seas. An international cruise ship with a casino onboard would only be allowed to operate the gaming facility when in international waters, not while in harbour.
Visitors signed on these cruises are expected to fly into Singapore from Australia, Britain and the United States, to begin their cruise holidays from there. Then, the ship will sail to Penang, in Malaysia; Phuket in Thailand; and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, among other destinations.
“We are pleased to once again partner Royal Caribbean and Changi Airport Group to grow cruising in Singapore and Southeast Asia. This being Royal Caribbean’s longest Singapore homeport deployment with a larger ship underscores its confidence in Singapore and the region”, quoted Annie Chang, director for cruises at the Singapore Tourism Board.