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Royal Caribbean’s popular Spectrum of the Seas maiden voyage from Singapore

The Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum-ultra class ship, Spectrum Of The Seas, sailed on its much-awaited maiden voyage from Singapore.

Royal Caribbean International’s Spectrum of the Seas
Royal Caribbean International’s Spectrum of the Seas

This commencement is part of Singapore’s resumption 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 customized 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’s latest 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.

G.B Srithar Regional Director India Middle East South Asia 1 Royal Caribbean’s popular Spectrum of the Seas maiden voyage from Singapore
GB Srithar, Regional Director, IMESA (India, Middle East & South Asia), Singapore Tourism Board

Speaking on the popularity of cruise tourism in India, 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.”

He added, “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 onboard. 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, such as 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.

Varun Chadha, CEO, TIRUN Travel Marketing
Varun Chadha, CEO, TIRUN Travel Marketing

“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 Varun Chadha, CEO, TIRUN Travel Marketing, Exclusive India Representatives of Royal Caribbean Cruises.

 He continued, “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 to my Indian clients experiencing 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.

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