In another big moment showing the growth in Asian cruising, Royal Caribbean International has announced its year-round deployment in Singapore for the first time from 2015, starting with its ship Legend of the Seas in the summer season and followed by Mariner of the Seas in the year-end.
The Vision-Class Legend of the Seas which homeported in Singapore from 2008 to 2013, will return here next year via the north coast of Australia. She will sail a variety of three- to 10-night roundtrip itineraries to destinations throughout Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam through mid-November. Vacationers also can choose among two consecutive 14-night itineraries in September, a southbound sailing from Singapore to Perth (Fremantle), Australia, followed by a northbound return, both to Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Western Australia. The ship underwent an extensive $50m revitalization in Singapore last year.
With her Voyager-Class sister ship Mariner of the Seas also sailing from Singapore in the winter season of 2015/16, Legend of the Seas’ new summer season will mark the first time that the cruise line will offer year-round sailings from Singapore. “This year-round deployment is a milestone for Royal Caribbean International which underscores our stronger presence and commitment in Singapore and Southeast Asia,” said Jennifer Yap, managing director, Singapore and Southeast Asia.