Royal Caribbean International’s Voyager of the
Seas will kick-start her maiden Asian season in May 2012 with a
series of Southeast Asian cruises from Singapore.
passenger-deck Voyager of the Seas which carries 3,840 guests at
total occupancy will first be arriving in Singapore in May 2012 on
an 11-night cruise from Dubai, which features Goa, Cochin, Penang
and Kuala Lumpur in the itinerary.
From May to June which
coincides with Singapore’s school holiday period, she will be
offering short cruises of three to five nights to Penang, Kuala
Lumpur and Phuket, as well as an 8-night cruise to Shanghai that
features Ho Chi Minh, Xiamen and an overnight in Hong Kong.
The ship will also be offering five to seven-night North Asian
cruises from Shanghai and Tianjin visiting a variety of
Japanese and Korean destinations such as Fukuoka, Kobe, Okinawa
and Jeju from June to October.
With Voyager of the Seas and
Legend of the Seas operating in Asia next year, Royal Caribbean
International’s capacity in the whole region will be more than
double as measured by total guest count.
registered ton Voyager of the Seas will be one of the largest and most
innovative ships to ever homeport in Asia. Her arrival will give
cruise enthusiasts here a chance to experience directly from
Singapore her wide choice of onboard activities and entertainment, such as the ice-skating rink, a
boulevard of shops and cafes located along the Royal Promenade
and a full-sized sports court.
Other onboard innovations include
the in-line skating track, water slide, rock-climbing wall,
mini-golf course and golf simulator. In addition, there is a
three-tier theatre, themed bars and lounges as well as a mezzanine
split level nightclub.
There are numerous dining options
onboard including the 3-tier dining room and specialty
restaurants namely Portofino Italian restaurant and Johnny Rockets
50s’ style diner. The choice of accommodation is also
wide-ranging with over 40% more staterooms and five more
categories than today’s offerings in the region, ranging from
luxurious Royal Suites to unique Promenade staterooms with
views overlooking the Royal Promenade.
forward to welcoming cruisers in Singapore onboard Voyager of the
Seas and wowing them with her exciting, one-of-a-kind features
that will change consumers’ mindset about cruises in Asia.
Singapore has always been a key homeport for Royal Caribbean
International in Asia due to her excellent infrastructure and
global connectivity, and we are pleased to feature her as the
first homeport for Voyager of the Seas’ maiden Asian season,” said
Michael Bayley, Royal Caribbean Cruises’ executive vice president,
International. “Deploying this third and largest-ever ship here is also
huge milestone for Royal Caribbean in Asia, which underscores
our heightened confidence in the region’s potential and
deepened commitment to growing our regional presence. At the same
time, we hope that the arrival of a ship of her size and
amenities will create a new level of awareness and interest for
cruising amongst travellers, and in turn, a historic momentum that
will help push the infrastructure development for larger cruise
ships across Asia.”
Voyager of the Seas will be one of the first
ships to homeport at Singapore’s new
International Cruise Terminal, scheduled to open next year.
Jennifer Yap, Managing Director, Singapore,
said, “Bringing this ship here demonstrates the importance of
Singapore to Royal Caribbean’s regional business strategy, and
this will be boosted by the soon-to-be-open International
Cruise Terminal. We are confident that our company can grow
hand-in-hand more than ever with Singapore’s regional cruise hub
goal in the years to come.”
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