Cruises from Singapore - Sail Away by These 10 Singapore Cruise Lines
Cruising is one of the most popular activities to do in Singapore, as it is among the largest ports of Asia offering a departure point for luxurious cruises to exotic Asian and Southeast Asian destinations. There are two cruise centres and docking ports in Singapore - Marina Bay Cruise Centre and the Singapore Cruise Centre. All cruise lines depart and arrive at either of these two cruise centres. Both of these are very well connected to the heart of Singapore via taxis, buses and MRT (Mass Rapid Transit).
Marina Bay Cruise Centre - Most Unique Cruise Terminal in Asia
Location: 61 Marina Coastal Drive (waterfront location at Marina Bay) Distance from Changi International Airport: 20 minutes Highlight: Iconic view of Singapore skyline and Straits of Singapore Top Attractions Nearby: Singapore Flyer, Gardens by the Bay, ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands
Singapore Cruise Centre - Asia's Award-Winning Cruise Centre
Location: 1 Maritime Square, Sentosa HarbourFront Precinct Distance from Changi International Airport: 20 minutes Highlight: Connected to the city easily Top Attractions Nearby: Sentosa Island, Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa, SEA Aquarium
Cruises from Singapore
Travelling to the best destinations in Southeast Asia via sea is a diverse experience. With world-class amenities, an eclectic mix of entertainment options and some of the finest scrumptious dishes on board, cruising from Singapore is a much-loved thing to do.
Here are the top 10 cruise lines from Singapore:
1. Royal Caribbean International
The cruises of Royal Caribbean International are by far the most luxurious ones to sail from the Marina Bay Cruise Centre of Singapore. Their new ultra-deluxe vessel, Voyager of the Seas comes filled to the brim with mind-blowing features, such as an artificial pool with a 40-ft wave simulator for surfing, rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rink, an aquapark for children, an adults-only outdoor Solarium, dining options across cuisines and bars with live performance. The top cruises offered for the coming season include lavish destinations like Penang, Langkawi and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and Phuket in Thailand over 3-days to a week. The liners can be booked directly from the Singapore section on their official website or one can leave a query mentioning the details of their reservation.
Departs From: Singapore Cruise Centre near Sentosa Island Price: Starting from SGD 270 Segment: Luxury Website: https://www.royalcaribbean.com/cruise-from/singapore
2. Princess Cruises
Awarded the best cruise line in Asia, Princess Cruises bring diversity to the cruises in Singapore, offering both small 3-day packages as well as 15-21 days long trips all around the locations of Asia. There are also short 3-days, 4-days and 7-days cruises to nearby locations like Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka on the Sapphire Princess, a liner best known for its in-house theatres and relaxed diners. For longer cruises, Diamond Princess and other liners take the visitors to the ports of Japan, Vietnam, China, Taiwan, South Korea and Cambodia. All the details and booking procedure of the cruises are available on their website.
Price: Starting from SGD 400 Segment: Luxury Website: https://www.princess.com/
3. Norwegian Cruise Line
The classic old-timer vessel of Norwegian Cruise Line called the Norwegian Jade has recently been refurbished with new pools, indoor activity centres and deluxe cabins for exclusive 6-8 day trips around Phuket, Langkawi and Penang from Singapore. The longer cruises cover the usual destinations like Bangkok, Koh Samui, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh City, Sihanoukville (Cambodia), Hong Kong and Shanghai. What they bring extra to the table are extended sailing to locations like Male in the Maldives, Port Victoria in Seychelles, Muscat in Oman and Abu Dhabi and Dubai in UAE, which are not commonly covered by cruises from Singapore. Book from their official website well in advance since seats are limited and also avail offers like free second guest or 50% discount for onboard expenditure.
Departs From: Port of Singapore Price: Starting from SGD 2000 Segment: Luxury Website: https://www.ncl.com/in/en/
4. Celebrity Cruises
Celebrity Cruises rule the seas of South-east Asia with its high-end liner, Celebrity Millennium and her sister vessels, Constellation, Infinity and Summit. With its 9 lounges, multi-decked dining and a vivid nightlife, Celebrity Millennium is quite the entertainment vessel. During day-time, special workshops, wine tasting sessions, cooking demos and fitness classes keep the passengers engaged, while the night-time comes alive with Vegas-themed casinos and jazz bars.
5. Dream Cruises
Previously called Star Cruises, this cruise from Singapore is known for bringing true Asian luxury of a royal nature to the mix. Their vessel the Genting Dream is literally a palace on propellers and they do their services a justice with the new range of suites of the same name. ‘The Palace’ within Genting Dream is simply a floating paradise, with European-style lavish cabins, private lounge space, spa and swimming pool, complimentary gourmet meals and handcrafted drinks, round-the-clock butler service and customized shore excursions at every port.
6. Star Clipper Cruise
With its vintage-style tall ship of the same name that resemble the 19th century tea clipper boats, Star Clipper Cruises probably offers the most unique cruise from Singapore. The vessel named Star Clipper has majestic white sails rising above the deck, weighing nearly two tons each. Onboard, it is a fascinating display of antiquity in the form of decor in the piano bar and the Edwardian library, and activities like old-style sailing and knot-tying classes. But at the same time, it is spacious, luxurious and comes with all the amenities of a modern cruiser.
7. Oceania Cruises
Oceania Cruises go above and beyond in bringing lovely extended sojourns in the form of luxurious cruises all across Asia from Singapore. A 15-day cruise to Hong Kong on Insignia, an 18-day cruise to Dubai on Nautica and a 20-day cruise to Sydney on Regatta are among the best packages currently. If indulging in prolonged holidays at the high seas is the goal, Oceania Cruises are perfect for that. Provided on their website is the helpline number 91 22–71279118 for any and all queries and +65 31 651 677 for any immediate support in Singapore. Any inquiry can be made by sending them a message from the website.
8. Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Singapore is among the 300 ports that Regent Seven Seas Cruises cover worldwide, over the seven seas as the name suggests. With 9 decks and 350 deluxe suites, the Seven Seas Voyager is the vehicle that sails out of Singapore. The most popular cruise the 14-day Singapore round trip that comes with 32 free shore excursions in Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia. Ships from Regent Seven Seas also sail to faraway destinations like Sydney, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and a one-in-a-thousand 41-day cruise all the way to Rome onboard Seven Seas Mariner.
9. Holland America Line
Holland America Line specialises in long cruises across different destinations on the Indian Ocean. Apart from the usual route along the coasts of Vietnam, China and Japan along with the ports of Malaysia and Thailand, this company brings a one-of-a-kind 44-day trans-Pacific cruise aboard Maasdam that sets off from Singapore, explores the islands of Papua New Guinea and the Philippines, halts at Hawaii and disembarks at San Diego, California on the other side.
Costa Cruises is yet another affordable cruise from Singapore. 893-feet long, Italian steamship-inspired Costa Fortuna is the vessel, with four pools, 13 decks, saunas, casinos, theatres and many other amenities. Costa Cruises offer not only the regular 3-days to a week packages around Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and China, but also a unique route from Singapore to New Mangalore in India via Malaysia and Sri Lanka, and then to Salalah in the Middle-east across Arabian Sea and then to Olympia in Greece and Savona in Italy via Naples.
The cruises in Singapore are a vivid combination of short, simple and cosy trips exploring the nearby treasures of South-east Asia and long, exotic journeys over High Seas to faraway destinations. Depending on the itinerary, each one of them have something marvellous to offer both in terms of external views and onboard shenanigans - it is all about choosing the right one.
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