US cruise giant, Royal Caribbean, extends Singapore cruises-to-nowhere program because of “overwhelming demand”.
Royal Caribbean has extended its cruise-to-nowhere program aboard the 169,00-dwt Quantum of the Seas. The cruises depart Singapore and have carried over 50,000 passengers since December last year.
“Following a successful run…Royal Caribbean first extended the season for three months, through June 2021, and is doing it again for an additional four months thanks to the partnership with the Singapore government,” the cruise line said.
“We have continued to see an overwhelming demand in Singapore to sail on board Quantum of the Seas,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International.
The Quantum of the Seas‘ 30-plus sailings have given Singaporeans one of the few options for travel outside of the island nation and the company said bookings for the 2021 season will open on 13th April.
All of the sailings are at a reduced passenger capacity to facilitate social distancing and Annie Chang, director of cruises for the Singapore Tourist Board says rigorous hygiene measures are in place on each and every voyage.
“Thus far, we have completed [overall] more than 90 sailings with over 120,000 passengers and no reported cases of Covid-19 spreading on board,” she added.