Singapore becomes a global cruise leader

By TIN Media | Singapore News Published 2 weeks ago on 8 April 2021
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SINGAPORE :

Singapore currently accounts for a third of the world's cruises and its tourist organisation said Wednesday that its "cruises to nowhere" were a blitzing success at a time of global industrial crisis.

Cruises in many parts of the world have not yet started again following a pandemic of coronavirus, with some of the earliest large outbreaks on cruise ships.

In November, the city state started on luxury routes that have no call and only last for a few days, which it called "round trips.". Since last year, Singapore has had relatively few cases of domestic Covid-19.

Cruises in Singapore are only open to their 5.7 million people who were unable to leave their small country for leisure and instead settled down for activities like camping and stays.

According to the Singapore Tourism Board, the cruises had approximately 120,000 passengers and were operated at a lower capacity with stringent health protocols.

According to the tourism board, its share of global cruises was calculated using data from the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

Some Caribbean cruises are expected to resume in June, while the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has imposed strict restrictions on resuming cruises from the US.

According to the Cruise Lines International Association, some cruises have operated in Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific.

Due to “overwhelming demand,” Royal Caribbean announced this month that it was extending the season in Singapore for its Quantum of the Seas ship through October.

Genting Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean both launched pilot cruises late last year.

STB Chief Executive Keith Tan stated that Singapore does not expect to be the cruise industry's leader for long.

“I certainly believe there will be more resumption of cruise business in the Caribbean and in the Mediterranean over the next few months,” Tan said.


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