Royal Caribbean International’s ‘Spectrum of the Seas’ sets sail for maiden voyage
The award-winning cruise liner’s latest offering presents ground-breaking experiences and the highest health and safety standards
Spectrum Of The Seas, the Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum-ultra class ship, sailed on its maiden voyage from Singapore on April 12. 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 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’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.
Speaking about 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 4.5 m 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.” The Spectrum of the Seas will be undertaking sailing sailings between April 11, 2022 and April 6, 2023
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