Good news for vacationers: Royal Caribbean International just announced that it will be launching the first international cruise in more than two years for Singaporeans!
From June 30, the cruise line will start its voyage of three- and four-night trips between Singapore and Malaysia with Royal Caribbean’s vessel named Spectrum of the Seas.
The three-night itinerary will stop at Penang, while the four-night itinerary will stop at both Penang and Port Klang, with many leisure activities available for guests in the two ports including visits to Penang’s St George’s Church and Batu Caves from the outlying districts of Kuala Lumpur.
Despite the slow easing of restrictions, guests will still be required to follow safety protocols such as passports with a validity of 6 months, updated MySejahtera app and completion of local vaccination requirements.
“We are thrilled to be the first cruise line in Singapore to reconnect holidaymakers with Asia’s beautiful destinations once again,” said Royal Caribbean’s Asia-Pacific Vice President and Managing Director, Angie Stephen in a statement. “The vibrant and culture-rich cities of Penang and Kuala Lumpur have so much to offer, and that is only the beginning.” she added.
The Cruise Director from the Singapore Tourism Board Annie Chang said that holidaymakers can look forward to more international cruises in the future as they had been working on setting up a few ports of call by the end of 2022. In demand destinations like Bali in Indonesia, Port Klang and Penang in Malaysia, and Phuket in Thailand were considered.
“We have been working closely with various governments in Southeast Asia to align on cruise protocols and policies, and are excited to bring back port calls in Malaysia for sailings as a start. Port calls will provide more vacation options and we look forward to seeing more first-time and repeat cruisers in the coming year as more ports in the region open up,” Chang said.
To view prices and available dates or book your adventure with the Spectrum of the Seas, visit Royal Caribbean’s website.
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