The Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum-ultra class ship, Spectrum Of The Seas, today sailed on its much awaited maiden voyage from Singapore. This commencement is part of Singapore’sresumption of safe cruise travel for international guests, with innovative solutions and rigorous protocols aimed at ensuring passenger wellbeing and enabling Singapore to re-establish its position as the premier cruising hub in the region.
The award-winning Spectrum of the Seas presents guests with unique experiences such as the Sky Pad, virtual reality bungee trampoline, iFly, a skydiving simulator, and the Bionic Bar, where robots craft customised drinks, to name a few. Guests can choose from a breadth of luxurious accommodation options, including the Ultimate Family Suite, an expansive, multi-room retreat complete with its own in-suite slide and cinema, to staterooms with private balconies. Royal Caribbean International’slatest addition to Singapore’s cruise options offers Indian travellers an exciting opportunity to cruise out of Singapore.
The introduction of Spectrum of the Seas will be welcomed by Indian travellers, who represented the top source market for Singapore’s cruise tourism in 2019. Cruising out of Singapore has traditionally been a popular offering among Indian families with young children, as well as with MICE travellers. With the post-pandemic resumption of international travel, the industry is seeing a strong resurgence in demand for cruise tourism, with Indian consumers looking forward to sailing again on top-of-range cruise experiences like Spectrum of the Seas.
Speaking on the popularity of cruise tourism in India, Mr. GB Srithar, Regional Director, IMESA (India, Middle East & South Asia), Singapore Tourism Board said, “Singapore remains a major hub for cruise tourism, thanks to our strategic geographical location, robust infrastructure, and outstanding line up of cruising options. Pre-pandemic, the number of cruise passengers sailing in Southeast Asia was expected to grow up to 6.4 percent per annum, to reach an estimated 4.5m passengers by 2035. While cruise tourism has paused for the past two years, we are optimistic about capturing the resurging demand for cruise tourism. Singapore’s tourism players are continually reimagining tourism offerings both at sea and on land. Royal Caribbean International’s Spectrum of the Seas promises to offer an exhilarating experience, giving guests the opportunity to enjoy unique experiences and luxurious amenities on board. We are proud of our cruise partners who have been agile and resilient in incorporating innovative solutions for stringent hygiene and safety standards, to ensure a seamless and enjoyable cruise travel experience.”
While in Singapore, travellers can enjoy some of the country’s latest experiences, suchas the Instagram-worthy Museum of Ice Cream, the open-air panoramic SkyHelix Sentosa, and Adventure HQ, Singapore’s first and largest multi-installation adventure centre.The city will see an exciting array of upcoming attractions, including the Slingshot, Asia’s tallest slingshot ride at Clarke Quay, and the Jewel-rassic Quest, an immersive AR experience at Jewel Changi Airport’s Canopy Park and Shiseido Forest Valley, both slated to launch in 2H 2022.
“We are excited to welcome back the Spectrum of the Seas to Singapore and look forward to many Indians cruising on it this summer, and beyond. The demand for this innovative ship by Royal Caribbean International has been very encouraging since we opened to bookings a couple of weeks back, and we expect this to get stronger with lesser travel restrictions to visit Singapore,” said Mr. Varun Chadha, CEO, TIRUN Travel Marketing, Exclusive India Representatives of Royal Caribbean Cruises.
“Royal Caribbean International’s Spectrum of the Seas is opulence on the move. From luxury dining experiences and adventure sports to staying in some of the most luxurious suites, I was thoroughly impressed both by my stay on the ship, and by the new and reimagined experiences in Singapore. Thanks to the highest standards of safety and public hygiene standards put in place, I am looking forward for my Indian clients to experience the excitement of cruising out of Singapore again after two long years,” said Rahul Gaur, Senior Manager, B2B Sales, Leisure Travel, SOTC who was onboard Spectrum of the Seas during its trial cruise from 2 to 4 April 2022.
The Spectrum of the Seas will be undertaking sailing sailings between 11th April 2022 and 6th April 2023. Guests in India can now avail of a discount of 30% on the cruise fare*, and guests 12 &under can sail free* on select Spectrum of the Seas sailings. The offer applies to 3rd and 4th guests sharing the stateroom. These promotions can be availed by booking from 1 April to 2 May 2022. Travel trade partners who are interested in developing and marketing fly-cruise packages with min. 2-night pre-/post-stays can also tap on STB’s Cruise Development Fund (CDF), a financial support scheme created exclusively to encourage cruising from Singapore.