Editor’s note: Before you sail off into the sunset, do keep your health and safety as your utmost priority. Be sure to check out the latest Safe Management Measures when embarking from Singapore.
If you’re looking for adventure and romance on the high seas, there’s no better place to embark on your journey than the sunny island of 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.
Here are six reasons why you should consider a cruise for your next vacation!
From virtual-reality trampoline experiences to laser tag matches and escape rooms that’ll test the sharpness of your wits, Royal Caribbean International’s Mariner of the Seas is bound to fill your voyage with oodles of entertainment.
Alternatively, you can catch a movie under the stars with free popcorn, embark on a luxury shopping spree (duty free!) or enjoy Broadway-style productions at sea aboard the Genting Dream.
Kid-friendly experiences abound across a variety of different cruise lines, and your little ones will enjoy the Adventure Ocean Youth Program on Mariner of the Seas, the Camp Discovery on Sapphire Princess or the Rope Course and Zipline aboard the Genting Dream.
The young and the young at heart will also love Ice Under the Big Top on Mariner of the Seas, a display of dazzling acrobatics, hilarious antics and masterful ice-skating.
Workout your body & mind
Thrill-seeking warriors can put their strength, agility and fortitude to the test with the action-packed activities aboard Mariner of the Seas.
Scale new heights with the rock climbing wall, take a spin at the skating rink or channel your inner Lebron James with a game of basketball. Both the young and the young at heart are bound to enjoy the disco and pool tables aboard the cruise.
Alternatively, families travelling with young children can have fun beneath the sun with the splash pools on the Sapphire Princess, or catching a movie under the stars at the poolside movie theatre.
For a more serene retreat, opt for classes on ceramics, cooking, card-making and even wine-tasting, or catch up on your reading in a cosy nook at the library aboard the Sapphire Princess.
A smorgasbord of epicurean pleasures prepared by award-winning chefs awaits holiday-makers on Genting Dream, from seafood and steaks by Australian chef Mark Best to Chinese fare at Silk Road Chinese Restaurant and Japanese cuisine at Umi Uma.
Mariner of the Seas boasts Italian cuisine from the world-renowned Jamie Oliver and comfort food at the Dog House, while Sapphire Princess is home to sweet treats at Chocolate Dream and hand-tossed pizza at Alfredo’s Pizzeria.
Voyagers onboard the Celebrity Millenium can experience a fusion of augmented reality and fine dining with Le Petit Chef or sample flavours from all over the world at Luminae Restaurant.
Relax and unwind
Cruises are one of the best places to get your worldly cares scrubbed, kneaded and soothed away, with the variety of spas on board various cruise ships.
Guests can choose from over a hundred treatments at the Vitality Spa on Mariner of the Seas, including seaweed wraps and even acupuncture or soak one of the many whirl pools aboard the ship while enjoying the fresh sea breeze.
Travellers on the Sapphire Princess can indulge in a range of spa treatments at the Lotus Spa, from hot stone massages and aroma therapy to facials and detoxifying wraps.
Onboard the Genting Dream, visitors can experience Chinese foot reflexology or therapeutic acupressure treatment at the Crystal Life Asian Spa, or pamper themselves with the beauty services at Genting Dream’s Le Salon.
The ship also boasts the whimsically-named Vitamin Sea and Dream, a wellness programme helmed by nutritionists, yoga instructors and personal trainers.
Discover the local culture
Singapore is truly a gateway to the many marvels of Southeast Asia, and a cruise can satisfy your wanderlust with numerous excursions offered at each port of call.
The region 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.
Depending on the cruise you pick, you can also visit the pristine beaches of the Philippines, the virgin coral reefs and rainforests of Kota Kinabalu or the architectural marvels of Bandar Seri Begawan.
Peace of mind to enjoy
When it comes to a cruise holiday, you’ll never feel lost at sea. Once you decide on your package, everything is taken care of, with your itinerary and every need catered for on-board.
Forget about rushing from one destination to another or getting frazzled about finding room and board—a cruise is truly a fuss-free holiday that leaves you with just one thing to do: Enjoy!