When it comes to leisure travel there are many options out there. But how about going on a cruise? Think about it. If you love the call of the ocean’s blue waves, then, this is something you definitely ought to try. The cruise sector is also said to be the fastest-growing among all leisure travel options in the country.
From Singapore, there is no lack of destinations you can travel to. You can choose from locations that are close by such as Thailand or Vietnam. Or you could opt for a longer cruise that will take you to places as far as Australia, Seychelles, or perhaps even Africa. Take a look at some of the cruise packages starting from Singapore, plan your vacation, and go on that trip you deserve.
If you’re looking for places to go that you can visit over a weekend plus a few days, you can choose a cruise that doesn’t last for more than 4 to 5 days. So, look out for the next time you have a long weekend to take that mini-vacation over the ocean.
Spend 4 nights on the ocean on Voyager of the Seas by Royal Caribbean. Your cruise departs from Singapore and covers Port Klang in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Phuket in Thailand, then comes back to Singapore.
The lowest fare available is for USD 170 per person (approximately S$234). There are cruises starting on various dates all throughout the year, and the prices vary depending on which cruise you choose and when you book your tickets.
For example, based on the type of cabin you choose for the cruise starting on 3 January 2019, you will pay:
|Type of cabin||Prices start from|
|Interior cabin||USD 170 (approximately S$234)|
|Cabin with an outside view||USD 564 (approximately S$775)|
|Balcony cabin||USD 284 (approximately S$390)|
|Suite||USD 1,157 (approximately S$1,590)|
Note: All the rates mentioned are per person. Port charges, taxes, and additional fees are not applicable for this cruise. Also, these rates are subject to change without prior notice. Do check on the latest rates before you plan your travel.
Another cruise offered on the Voyager of the Seas is a 5-day trip that covers Southeast Asia. Your trip will start in Singapore and covers Kuala Lumpur, Phuket, and Langkawi. After soaking in the rich local culture of these places, you get back to Singapore.
Cruises are scheduled at various points of the year and each of them charges different rates. Here’s a quick look at the approximate rates of the various cabins currently offered:
|Type of cabin||Prices start from|
|Interior cabin||USD 394 (approximately S$542)|
|Cabin with an outside view||USD 1,584 (approximately S$2,178)|
|Balcony cabin||USD 2,082 (approximately S$2,863)|
Note: You won’t be charged an additional rate for fees, taxes, or port expenses on this trip. Keep in mind that these rates may change depending on the date of your booking.
This roundtrip originating from Singapore is offered by Princess Cruises and will first take you to Penang in Malaysia and then to Phuket in Thailand. You will visit these two ports over the course of 4 days. Fares for the trip start at USD 329 (approximately S$452) per person for an interior stateroom.
The list of cabin rates currently being offered are as follows:
|Type of cabin||Price starts from|
|Interior cabin||USD 329 (approximately S$452)|
|Cabin with an outside view||USD 379 (approximately S$521)|
|Cabin with a balcony||USD 409 (approximately S$562)|
|Mini suite||USD 479 (approximately S$658)|
|Suite||USD 1,499 (approximately S$2,059)|
Note: Each passenger will need to spend an additional USD 70 (approximately S$96) for taxes, port expenses, and other fees. Cabin rates may change depending on the date of journey.
Starting on 12 February 2019, this cruise aboard the Queen Mary 2 from the company Cunard will take you from Singapore to Chan May in Vietnam and to Hong Kong in China. You have the option to extend your cruise with a tour that will show you the absolute best each destination has to offer.
Enjoy this 7-day cruise with 6 cabin options to choose from. The prices are per passenger and are based on double occupancy applicable for the first 2 travellers:
|Types of cabin||Prices start from|
|Interior cabin||USD 1,049 per person (approximately S$1,441)|
|Cabin with an outside view||USD 1,559 per person (approximately S$2,142)|
|Cabin with a balcony||USD 1,699 per person (approximately S$2,334)|
|Club balcony cabin||USD 2,708 per person (approximately S$3,720)|
|Princess grill cabin||USD 3,643 per person (approximately S$5,005)|
|Queens grill cabin||USD 4,502 per person (approximately S$6,185)|
Note: Additionally, taxes, port expenses, and other fees will cost USD 65.16 (approximately S$90). Cabin prices may vary based on the date of your booking.
Maybe you have a little more time on your hands for a full-blown vacation, perhaps for that trip you take once a year. In this case, you can pamper yourself and your loved ones with a cruise that lasts a for little more than just a couple of days. And why shouldn’t you? Think about the fresh sea air, the endless horizons, and the beautiful locales you get to visit over the course of your journey. Tempting, isn’t it?
Take a look at some cruises that offer just that - time away from monotony and the hustle and bustle of everyday life on the journey that you completely deserve.
If you prefer staying closer to home and want to check out the sights in Southeast Asia, you might find this 14-day cruise from Celebrity Cruises to your liking. On 2 March 2019, the Celebrity Millennium will set sail from Singapore. The places you will visit on this cruise include:
The days you are not at port, you can have a lovely time cruising the seas aboard your luxury liner. You can spend your time enjoying a host of activities Celebrity Millennium has in store for you.
There are various cruises scheduled from Singapore throughout the year and the cost for each of them will vary depending on their date of departure. The cost per person for this cruise starting 2 March 2019 is as follows:
|Type of cabin||Prices start at|
|Interior cabin||USD 1,349 per person (approximately S$1,853)|
|Cabin with an ocean view||USD 2,499 per person (approximately S$3,433)|
|Suites||USD 6,749 per person (approximately S$9,271)|
Note: While there generally are other types of cabins to choose from, they are sold out for the current date mentioned. Also, the prices mentioned are per person and in addition to these rates, you also will have to pay USD 97.66 (approximately S$134) for port charges, fees, and taxes.
This cruise departs on 7 March 2019 from Singapore and will arrive on 28 March 2019 in Brisbane, Australia. Brought to you by Holland America Line, you will sail aboard the Maasdam and while on your journey there will be no dearth of activities for you to indulge in. Activities for guests range from performances and shows to games at the casino, shopping, and movies.
Your 21-day cruise through Asia that finally touches Australia will cover these locations in the following order:
Prices per passenger for the various cabins you can book are:
|Type of cabin||Price starts from|
|Interior stateroom||USD 1,799 (approximately S$2,471)|
|Ocean view stateroom||USD 1,899 (approximately S$2,609)|
|Lanai stateroom||USD 3,599 (approximately S$4,944)|
|Vista suite||USD 4,499 (approximately S$6,181)|
|Neptune suite||USD 6,949 (approximately S$9,546)|
Note: Each passenger will have to pay USD 331 (approximately S$455) for taxes, port expenses, and fees. Remember that these rates apply only to the cruise date mentioned above. Rates are subject to change for other cruises.
Enjoy a trip filled with culture on this cruise lasting 31 days aboard the Westerdam. Part of the Holland America Line, this beauty of a ship takes you across the Far East sparing no luxury to ensure you enjoy a comfortable journey.
Your cruise starts in Singapore and ends in Shanghai. Get to know the life and culture that is not too far away from home. The voyage covers exotic locations across Asia in the following order that include:
During the days you spend at sea, you won’t be bored as the Westerdam is loaded with activities to keep you busy. From gambling at the casino to performances in the clubs, relaxing at the bar, or sticking to your fitness regimen at the fitness club, they have it all. If you bring your kids along, they will have plenty to do as well.
So, how much does this journey cost? Good question. You can choose from a simple interior cabin to a lush suite. While there are cruises planned for various departure dates, the prices for the various rooms for the cruise starting 17 January 2019 are as follows:
|Type of cabin||Rates start from|
|Inside stateroom||USD 2,279 (approximately S$3,131)|
|Ocean view stateroom||USD 3,329 (approximately S$4,573)|
|Veranda stateroom||USD 3,619 (approximately S$4,972)|
|Signature suite||USD 6,719 (approximately S$9,230)|
|The Neptune & Pinnacle suite||USD 8,359 (approximately S$11,483)|
Note: The fares mentioned are per person and do not include the additional USD 440 (approximately S$605) for port charges, taxes, and fees. These cabin rates may change depending on the departure date.
Board the Seabourn Ovation for a journey through Asia to the Middle East, brought to you by the company Seabourn. On their next voyage, you can set sail on 16 March 2019 from Singapore and visit several Asian wonders along your voyage. Those locations include:
On this journey, you will be able to choose from a selection of premium suites that will make your stay more than comfortable. The prices shown are for a single individual and the available suites are:
|Type of suite||Prices start from|
|Veranda suite||USD 7,999 (approximately S$10,989)|
|Penthouse suite||USD 22,999 (approximately S$31,595)|
|Penthouse spa suite||(price not available, call the cruise line for details)|
|Owner’s suite||USD 26,999 (approximately S$37,090)|
Note: These fares only cover your accommodation. Fees, taxes, and port charges will cost you an additional USD 428 (approximately S$588).
Each ship is adequately equipped to cater to your needs from entertainment and dining to spa treatments and fitness. If you are a person who prefers to visit several locations, you should choose a ship with several ports of call on their itinerary. And while at the port, your cruise line will arrange a tour to help guide you to the best spots in the city you are visiting.
On the other hand, if you want to relax and take in the ocean breeze, you can choose a vessel that will be at sea during most of the journey. Because for some, there’s nothing that comes close to sipping champagne under the stars with the ocean all around you.
Different ports of call in countries have varying requirements. Sometimes, the cruise line will provide you with the services of a visa agent who will handle all your paperwork. Alternatively, you can do your own paperwork and perhaps save a few dollars in the process. However, if you’re not familiar to go about this, it may take you a lot of time and you may miss out on certain important details as well.
This usually depends on the cruise you choose. The price you pay generally includes all meals in the dining halls. You’ll also have access to clubs, shows, and swimming pools. If there are speciality restaurants on board, you may have to pay extra. Or if you want to take up a fun activity such as dance classes, you’ll have to shell out a bit more.
When you dock at a port of call, you can go ashore on your own at no additional cost. However, if you choose an organised tour, you would need to pay extra.
So, choose a cruise that best suits your schedule, budget, or needs. Whether you’re going on a solo journey or travelling with your family, you can enjoy the best the ocean has to offer.