Quantum of the Seas to dock in Singapore for 6 months

  • Asia & Oceania
  • Saturday, 06 Jul 2019

Quantum of the Seas, Asia's largest cruise ship, will return to South-East Asia next year. Photo: Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean’s revitalised Quantum of the Seas will be homeporting in Singapore for a six-month season starting November this year.

After that, the ship will return for a longer season in October 2020, with a total of 40 sailings over seven months till April 2021 – the cruise line’s longest ever Singapore deployment for a Quantum Class ship.

Of her 34 sailings from Singapore between November 2019 and April 2020, 27 will visit Malaysia and call at Port Klang and Penang.

She shares many of the same attractions as Spectrum of the Seas, including RipCord by iFLY, North Star, Seaplex, FlowRider, Two70 and Bionic Bar.

The 18-deck ship, which carries 4,905 guests in total, will be upgraded prior to her return to this region. Cruises range from four to seven nights in the region (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam), with itineraries up to 12 nights that will bring you further to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and China.

Note that a cruise experience doesn’t have to be limited to what is on the ship. If visiting new and exotic locales is your cup of tea, then you might want to check out the land excursions at selected stops in different countries.

As Quantum of the Seas homeports in Singapore, you will be spoiled for choice as to what this island nation offers.

After disembarking from Spectrum of the Seas on a recent trip there, we opted for a slightly unorthodox Singapore experience in the form of a leather craft workshop at The General Co, a collective of new-generation craftsmen, artisans and designers. It took ages for me to make a small coin pouch, despite having a template to work with. Needless to say, I left with an appreciation for the skills required to make these items look good and functional.

We also had an overnight stay at the Fullerton Bay Hotel. My room was spacious and luxurious, and overlooked the Marina Bay so the view was nothing short of spectacular. This hotel combines contemporary chic, heritage and history in its clever design touches, and is a stone’s throw away from many financial, dining, entertainment and arts landmarks.

With some careful planning on a cruise getaway, you might just get the best of land and sea – all in one package.

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