Singapore is the springboard to exotic sites in Southeast Asia. The best way to see them all? From the comfort of a cruise liner for maximum fun with minimum hassle.

The holidays are here again—time to sail away to a world of adventure and romance on the high seas!

Start your cruise vacation from Singapore, your gateway to Southeast Asia. With state-of-the-art facilities at Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore and Singapore Cruise Centre, as well as varied sailings offered by the world’s top cruise lines, Singapore presents myriad options for that dream voyage. Modern cruises are packed with entertainment and lifestyle options for you to live it up.

Here are six reasons why you should go on a cruise for your next vacation!

Endless entertainment

Ice-skating shows and Promenade parades are big on Royal Caribbean International’s Mariner of the Seas. The China’s Got Talent – The Dream Experience production show is hot on Dream Cruises’ Genting Dream.

Catch a movie under the stars with free popcorn, or enjoy Broadway-style productions at sea. Catching the iconic Platters in concert aboard Genting Dream will surely make for an unforgettable vacation. Dance the night away at the Zouk clubs on Genting Dream, or go on a luxury shopping spree—duty free!

Your kids will enjoy the Adventure Ocean Youth Program on Mariner of the Seas, the Camp Discovery on Sapphire Princess, the Fun Factory on Celebrity Millennium, or the Waterslide Park and Ropes Course on Genting Dream.

The young and the young at heart will also love the DreamWorks experience on Mariner of the Seas—meet and dine with characters from Shrek, Madagascar and other DreamWorks classics.

Family of three ice-skating on board a cruise Photo by Dream Cruises
Fireworks at Sea on Genting Dream Photo by Dream Cruises

Workout your body & mind
Rock climbing wall on Mariner of the Seas with a view of the sea Photo by Royal Caribbean International

Thrill-seeking warriors can challenge themselves to scale the rock climbing wall on Mariner of the Seas—the reward is a view that’s hard to beat. Take your pick of a spin at the skating rink or a game of basketball—or both!

Kids have their own splash pools on the Sapphire Princess and teens their own disco and game hangout on Mariner of the Seas.

For a more serene retreat, opt for classes on ceramics, cooking, card-making and even wine-tasting. Or catch up on your reading in your own cosy nook at the library on Costa Victoria and Sapphire Princess.

Culinary delights
Young family dining with Kungfu Panda on Royal Caribbean International Photo by Royal Caribbean International

A smorgasbord of epicurean pleasures prepared by award-winning chefs awaits holiday-makers on Genting Dream. There are also gourmet selections such as Mariner of the Seas’ Chops Grille or Sapphire Princess’s Sabatini’s.

For something more whimsical, go for Celebrity Millennium’s Qsine that presents familiar culinary favourites with a twist; or its Sushi on Five for freshly-made sushi.

Relax and unwind
Woman relaxing in a lounge chair on Princess Cruises Photo by Princess Cruises

Get your worldly cares scrubbed, kneaded and soothed away at the on-board spas with a view.

Choose from over a hundred treatments at the Vitality Spa on Mariner of the Seas, including seaweed wraps and even acupuncture. Sapphire Princess also offers an adults-only relaxation area, The Sanctuary, where you can enjoy spa treatments, an array of refreshing drinks and healthy snacks, and Serenity Stewards attending to your every need, without the kids in tow.

Alternatively, experience Chinese foot reflexology or therapeautic acupressure treatment at the Crystal Life Asian Spa onboard Genting Dream; or pamper yourself with the hairdressing and beauty services at Genting Dream’s Le Salon or Gentlemen’s Barber for that ultimate holiday glow.

Discover the local culture
Hindu temple in Bali Photo by Dream Cruises

Satisfy your wanderlust with the excursions offered at each port of call.

Better yet, go on customised day trips further afield. After all, Southeast Asia is a treasure trove of 38 UNESCO World Heritage sights, such as Melaka and Georgetown in Malaysia and the historic water town of Hoi An in Vietnam.

You can also visit the pristine beaches of the Philippines, the virgin coral reefs and rainforests of Kota Kinabalu, the architectural marvels of Bandar Seri Begawan, or experience the unique Balinese hospitality in North Bali. Each experience is as distinct as it is charming.

Peace of mind to enjoy

Once you decide on your package, everything is taken care of. Your itinerary is planned, with your every need catered for on-board.

No rushing from one destination to another, no packing and unpacking—a cruise is truly a fuss-free value-for-money holiday that leaves you with just one thing to do: Enjoy!

For details, please visit Costa Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Dream Cruises, Princess Cruises or Royal Caribbean International.