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Royal Caribbean sets course for international shores on Singapore cruises

Holidaymakers can now set their sights on adventures beyond the shores of Singapore with Royal Caribbean International. 


Cruises to somewhere are making a long-awaited comeback in Singapore when Spectrum of the Seas begins cruising to popular destinations in Malaysia as soon as 30th June. With the combination of adventures on board and ashore in Penang and Kuala Lumpur, the new 3- and 4-night itineraries on Asia’s largest and most innovative ship offer guests of all ages the first opportunity of many to sail and explore international shores again. 



In Penang and Kuala Lumpur, holidaymakers can look forward to memories made by exploring a plethora of cultures, historical sites, mouth-watering street food and more. There is a line-up of shore excursions to choose from with Royal Caribbean, ranging from a trip to visit Southeast Asia’s oldest Anglican church, St. George's Church, in Penang to an adventure into the Batu Caves of Kuala Lumpur, where colourful displays of Hindu deities adorn limestone cave walls.  


“We are thrilled to be the first cruise line in Singapore to reconnect holidaymakers with Asia’s beautiful destinations once again. The vibrant and culture-rich cities of Penang and Kuala Lumpur have so much to offer, and that is only the beginning,” said Angie Stephen, vice president and managing director, Asia-Pacific, Royal Caribbean International. 


“After more than two years, the excitement from guests, both locals and fly cruisers, along with our travel partners is undeniable. Singapore is a top destination in and of itself, and its proximity to neighbouring countries makes it easy to venture out and explore. There’s no better way to take full advantage of this than by taking a cruise, where guests can enjoy the ultimate combination of thrills, entertainment, dining and activities as they sail from one idyllic destination to the next on Spectrum of the Seas.”  


“We have been working closely with various governments in Southeast Asia to align on cruise protocols and policies, and are excited to bring back port calls in Malaysia for sailings as a start,” said Annie Chang, Director of Cruise, Singapore Tourism Board. 


“Port calls will provide more vacation options, and we look forward to seeing more first-time and repeat cruisers in the coming year as more ports in the region open up.”  


Adventurers cruising on Spectrum, which began its debut Singapore season in April with Ocean Getaways, can enjoy an action-packed holiday for the whole family. Highlights of the experiences on board include Singapore’s first virtual reality, bungee trampoline adventure, Sky Pad; an array of delectable Asian-inspired dining at Teppanyaki, Sichuan Red, Hot Pot and more; and the luxurious Suite Enclave that features exclusive amenities such as private dining rooms and dedicated lounges. 


More signature ways to play and make memories are also in store at SeaPlex, the largest indoor activity complex at sea – complete with bumper cars and more; to the skydiving simulator, RipCord by iFly; North Star, the all-glass observation capsule that takes guests 300 feet above sea level; and the FlowRider surf simulator.                 


For more details about Spectrum, holidaymakers can visit


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Published: 6 June 2022

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