Royal Caribbean International has announced that it is extending Quantum of the Seas’ season in Singapore. The ship will continue sailing there through at least October 2021.
Quantum resumed sailings in December 2020, and this extension of her time in Singapore will make it the longest season yet for one of Asia’s largest cruise ships. Royal Caribbean introduced “Ocean Getaways” cruises last year with the local Singaporean government’s CruiseSafe Certification, which confirms that the sailings meet its health and safety requirements.
Following a successful run and high marks from passengers, Royal first extended Quantum‘s Singapore season for three months, through June 2021. Now they’re doing it again for an additional four months.
“We have continued to see an overwhelming demand in Singapore to sail on board Quantum of the Seas. With more than 50,000 guests having cruised with us and zero positive COVID-19 cases to date, holidaymakers can rest assured we are focused on delivering safe, memorable cruise holidays,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International.
“Royal Caribbean’s 30-plus sailings in Singapore offer a real-life, validated model of how cruising can be a unique, safe vacation beyond what many other travel options can offer.”
Singapore residents can continue to enjoy two to four-night Ocean Getaways, which are cruises to nowhere, throughout the summer and early fall. Bookings for the new sailings open on April 13, 2021.
“Our guests have continued to have a fabulous vacation experience with Royal Caribbean, as we continue sailing with our layered health and safety measures developed with the Healthy Sail Panel. In fact, we have seen guest satisfaction ratings jump since we started sailing this past December,” said Angie Stephen, vice president and managing director, Asia-Pacific, Royal Caribbean International.
Quantum of the Seas will continue to operate with the same health and safety measures it has been sailing with. These include reduced sailing capacity, COVID-19 testing, physical distancing, enhanced cleaning, and contact tracing.
Since July 2020, Royal Caribbean Group — the parent company to Royal Caribbean International which also owns other cruise lines — has carried more than 100,000 passengers on 152 cruises in Asia and Europe. Over 50,000 of those guests were passengers aboard Quantum of the Seas.