Royal Caribbean restarts cruises in Singapore
It has been a long road back, but Royal Caribbean restarted cruises this week with Quantum of the Seas in Singapore.
Royal Caribbean celebrated the healthy return of cruises with Quantum of the Seas in Singapore.
After months of careful planning and collaboration with Singapore's health and tourism authorities, the cruise line's Quantum Class ship departed from Marina Bay Cruise Centre on the first of its 3- to 4-night Ocean Getaways.
These cruises visit no ports and are only available to residents of Singapore.
The ship has a variety of new health protocols, while still offering the signature activities, dining and world-class entertainment that Royal Caribbean is known for.
"We are thrilled to once again welcome guests aboard Quantum of the Seas and offer Singapore residents the opportunity to get away, relax, and start enjoying the travel experiences they’ve been missing for so many months," said Angie Stephen, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Royal Caribbean International. "We are grateful to the Singapore Government for their partnership in making these pilot cruises a reality and pledge our commitment to providing our guests with the safest possible cruise experience."
Quantum of the Seas sets sail with comprehensive, multilayered health and safety measures in place that are rooted in science, data driven and developed with expert guidance from the Healthy Sail Panel, Royal Caribbean Group’s Head of Public Health and Chief Medical Officer and the Singapore Ministry of Health.
The new protocols start before the sailing with pre-departure health screenings, and meet all regional requirements and guidelines, including the CruiseSafe Certification standards jointly developed by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and DNV GL.
The ship will operate with reduced occupancy, implement mandatory universal testing during embarkation and debarkation, and enforce mask wearing, physical distancing and enhanced cleaning practices across the ship, among other required practices.
In addition, all guests will need to scan their SafeEntry QR code required by Singapore upon embarkation and debarkation and have the Singapore Trace Together Bluetooth app or Token at all times during the cruise.
Singapore vacationers booking an Ocean Getaway can expect the signature Royal Caribbean experience they know and love while also enjoying peace of mind that the cruise line is making every effort to protect both guests and crew.