THREE OF THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE’S LARGEST SHIPS CRUISE FROM SINGAPORE IN BIGGEST CRUISE SEASON.
200,000 Guests Expected On 55 Cruises Over Eight Months
The Southern Hemisphere’s largest cruise ships Ovation of the Seas, Mariner of the Seas and Voyager of the Seas will be back sailing from Singapore from this October to May 2017 to offer Royal Caribbean International’s longest-ever Singapore season, which will run for eight months totalling 55 cruises and expected to bring an estimated 200,000 guests to ports in Southeast Asia.
The deployment of the three ships will increase Royal Caribbean’s capacity in 2017 in Southeast Asia by 30 per cent.
Kicking off the season is Mariner of the Seas from October 2016, with 39 sailings through to March next year. Mariner will offer sailings ranging from three to seven nights to popular destinations including Penang, Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Phuket, Bangkok (Laem Chabang) and Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My). New itineraries for the season include a three-night Penang Weekend Cruise which will feature night touring and a four-night Phuket cruise.
Other highlights for Mariner of the Seas include her festive cruises for Christmas and New Year in December and Chinese New Year in January 2017 which offer guests special entertainment, decorations and feasts onboard. A range of special theme cruises will also feature during the season including a Salsa Cruise this December featuring renowned international salsa dancers and the second Cosfest Sea Cruise next February where guests can look forward to a cosplay themed parade, anime party and treasure hunt.
The largest and newest ship sailing in the Southern Hemisphere, Ovation of the Seas which made her debut in Singapore in June introducing a whole new way to holiday – supercruising - will be back sailing in the region from March to April 2017 after her maiden Australian season. The US$1 billion vessel will offer a total of 10 new sailings, comprising of three to five nights to Penang, Phuket, Bangkok (Laem Chabang) and a 12-night one-way cruise to Tianjin with an overnight call at Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My), as well as calls to Hue/Danang (Chan May), Hong Kong and Seoul (Incheon). Ovation of the Seas alone is expected to add some 42,000 additional guests to the Singapore cruising scene, and deliver millions through in-port spend.
Voyager of the Seas will again return to Singapore in May 2017 after her Australian season, to offer six Southeast Asian sailings, ranging from three to five nights to Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Penang, Phuket and an eight-night one-way cruise to Hong Kong, with an overnight call to Bangkok (Laem Chabang), and calls to Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My) and Nha Trang.
Next-Generation Cruise Amenities
Royal Caribbean’s unmatched innovations in onboard attractions introduced onboard Ovation of the Seas include the North Star, a glass viewing capsule that takes guests more than 90 metres above the ocean for incomparable panoramic views. For guests seeking an adrenaline-fueled experience there is the thrilling RipCord by iFly skydiving experience, and the FlowRider surfing simulator, where guests can surf on the high seas.
By day a lounge with incredible 270 degree views of the ocean at the aft of the ship, Two70 transforms into a multifunctional entertainment venue at night with a troupe of dancing Roboscreens. The young at heart will love SeaPlex, the largest indoor activity space at sea, offering basketball, roller skating, bumper cars, a trapeze school and more.
There are 18 restaurants onboard Ovation with a variety of international cuisines to choose from, including Jamie’s Italian, Michael’s Genuine Pub, the enchanting Wonderland and Royal Caribbean favourites like Chops Grille steakhouse and Izumi Japanese.
Well-appointed accommodations include the unique Loft Suites which offer the most luxurious accommodations at sea, while Virtual Balcony staterooms mean all accommodations, including interior staterooms have a view thanks to large digital screens displaying real-time views of the destinations the ship visits.
The 15-deck, 3,800-guest Voyager Class ships Mariner of the Seas and Voyager of the Seas are also packed with entertainment and activities for guests of all ages, such as the Royal Promenade, ice skating rink, full-sized sports court and DreamWorks Entertainment. In addition, Voyager of the Seas also features Royal Caribbean’s signature FlowRider surf simulator.
For further information or to book a Royal Caribbean cruise, visit www.royalcaribbean.com.au, phone 1800 754 500 or see your local travel agent.
Information supplied by: Royal Caribbean International.
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