Royal Caribbean International announced that Mariner of the Seas will be starting her upcoming Southeast Asian season a month earlier, adding 10 roundtrip sailings from Singapore in September 2017. The cruise brand’s presence in the region will get an additional boost with Voyager of the Seas’ first winter/spring season from Singapore in October 2018, bringing more capacity to the region as she swops places with sister ship Mariner of the Seas.
The 3,807-guest Mariner of the Seas will be returning to Singapore on September 10th this year for her 2017/18 season, instead of October as originally scheduled. The sales for her new September cruises open for sale today. They include the nine-night one-way cruise from Shanghai to Singapore on September 1st with calls at Xiamen and Ho Chi Minh City plus an overnight in Hong Kong which coincides with the Singapore one-week school holidays; and a mix of three- to five-night Southeast Asian itineraries. The ship will then be deployed to Miami, Florida in April 2018, after having homeported year-round in Asia out of Singapore and China since 2013.
Meanwhile, the 4,269-guest Voyager of the Seas is expected to bring several thousands more tourists to Southeast Asia’s ports for her 2018/19 winter/spring season. Itineraries will be revealed later this month when the season opens for sale. More guests will be able to enjoy the Royal Caribbean cruise experience onboard this ship that comes with more staterooms and revitalised features such as the FlowRider surf simulator, virtual balcony interior staterooms and added specialty restaurants.
Meanwhile since yesterday, Voyager of the Seas is back in Southeast Asia for a new season based in Singapore till June, featuring 13 sailings of three to five nights to Phuket, Penang and Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang) and an eight-night one-way cruise to Hong Kong, with stopovers at Bangkok (Laem Chabang) for an overnight, Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My) and Nha Trang.
Both Voyager Class ships come with the iconic Royal Promenade that is lined with duty-free shops and cafes, an ice skating rink, a full-sized sports court, DreamWorks Entertainment and a variety of complimentary and specialty restaurants.