Royal Caribbean to restore Singapore sailings

Royal Caribbean International plans to resume sailing in Asia after winning approval from the Singapore government.


The line is to pilot short cruises by Quantum of the Seas from December 1, following Genting Cruise Lines’ World Dream on November 6.


The three and four-night cruises to no-where have been given the green light for Singapore residents only after months of planning to ensure the health and safety of passengers, crew and local communities.


Ships will have to operate at 50% capacity and run round-trips with no ports of call.
The Singapore Tourism Board is developing a mandatory ‘CruiseSafe’ certification including stringent hygiene and safety measures, including pre-departure and after disembarking.
Royal Caribbean International Asia Pacific managing director Angie Stephen said: “Singapore residents are adventurous travellers and we are so excited to be giving them the opportunity to get away from their daily grind and enjoy a thrilling world-class clean getaway, with total peace of mind.


“While the cruise experience will be different than it was pre-pandemic, we are committed to provide the signature Royal Caribbean holiday that guests know and love, while keeping the health and safety of everyone on board as our top priority.


“I extend my deepest gratitude to the Singapore government for their collaboration and support and confidence in Royal Caribbean to deliver a safe cruising experience.“We share their strong commitment and focus to reignite the local economy and bring back jobs and services supporting the travel industry.”
STB chief executive Keith Tan said: “Singapore remains committed to supporting and growing cruise tourism in the region.


“Royal Caribbean International is a key partner in growing cruising in Singapore and the region, and I am confident in their ability to maintain the highest standards of hygiene and safety.


“We will continue to work with cruise lines and our industry stakeholders to chart a new course for safe cruising.”
Royal Caribbean International Asia Pacific managing director Angie Stephen said: “Singapore residents are adventurous travellers and we are so excited to be giving them the opportunity to get away from their daily grind and enjoy a thrilling world-class clean getaway, with total peace of mind.


“While the cruise experience will be different than it was pre-pandemic, we are committed to provide the signature Royal Caribbean holiday that guests know and love, while keeping the health and safety of everyone on board as our top priority.


“I extend my deepest gratitude to the Singapore government for their collaboration and support and confidence in Royal Caribbean to deliver a safe cruising experience.
“We share their strong commitment and focus to reignite the local economy and bring back jobs and services supporting the travel industry.”
Singapore Tourist Board chief executive Keith Tan said: “Singapore remains committed to supporting and growing cruise tourism in the region.


“Royal Caribbean International is a key partner in growing cruising in Singapore and the region, and I am confident in their ability to maintain the highest standards of hygiene and safety.


“We will continue to work with cruise lines and our industry stakeholders to chart a new course for safe cruising.”

New Royal Caribbean Ship Gets Updated Livery with Huge Name

Odyssey of the Seas
The Odyssey of the Seas will debut an updated hull livery for Royal Caribbean International when she debuts into service next April.
Odyssey of the Seas

The company has elected to debut a new look with a large name adorned on the hull of the Quantum-Ultra class vessel, with the O alone measuring 11.2 meters in height according to the shipbuilder, Meyer Werft.

The ship name will run 87.4 meters down each side of the ship.

It’s the second new look for Royal Caribbean in the last decade. The Quantum of the Seas, launched in 2014, debuted a new hull colour template for the company, with a light blue hull.

Quantum to Join Ovation in Australia for Royal Caribbean

Quantum of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International is boosting its Australian presence in 2021-2022 according to local reports.

The Quantum of the Seas will move from Singapore to the Down Under market, joining the Ovation and giving the brand two Quantum-class ships in the market sailing from Sydney.

Those two ships are expected to be joined by the Radiance, sailing from Brisbane.

Originally debuting in North America and then moving to the Chinese market, the Quantum was based year-round in China before Royal Caribbean split her season between China and Singapore. Now, the ship will sail in Alaska for the 2021 summer and then move to Australia, moving tonnage out of the Chinese and Asian markets.