CRUISE SHIPS VISITING ASIA THIS WAVE SEASON


The new Asia cruise season will see the arrival of
several newly refurbished ships, as well as various luxury lines and family-friendly options.

CRUISE SHIPS VISITING ASIA THIS WAVE SEASON


The new Asia cruise season will see the arrival of several newly refurbished ships, as well as various luxury lines and family-friendly options.

Princess Cruises

Sapphire Princess

Perfect for guests who seek quiet elegance, Sapphire Princess will reach Singapore waters on December 7 for her homeporting season.


Highlight itineraries include the 12-day Solar Eclipse Christmas cruise on December 17 and the 11-day New Year roundtrip sailing to Bali, Port Klang, Penang and Phuket.


There’s lots onboard the premium ship for families too, such as the Discovery at Sea programs for kids, various kid-friendly menus and connecting rooms accommodating 3 to 4 guests.


Passengers can also look forward to a new Singapore shore excursion visiting the various locations where the movie Crazy Rich Asians was filmed.


Guests who are looking for a luxury experience may opt for Princess’ Club Class. The VIP experience offers a premium stateroom category, nightly Club Class Dining with priority service and other exclusive perks.

Princess Cruises

Sapphire Princess

Perfect for guests who seek quiet elegance, Sapphire Princess will reach Singapore waters on December 7 for her homeporting season.


Highlight itineraries include the 12-day Solar Eclipse Christmas cruise on December 17 and the 11-day New Year roundtrip sailing to Bali, Port Klang, Penang and Phuket.


There’s lots on board the premium ship for families too, such as the Discovery at Sea programs for kids, various kid-friendly menus and connecting rooms accommodating 3 to 4 guests.


Passengers can also look forward to a new Singapore shore excursion visiting the various locations where the movie Crazy Rich Asians was filmed.


Guests who are looking for a luxury experience may opt for Princess’ Club Class. The VIP experience offers a premium stateroom category, nightly Club Class Dining with priority service and other exclusive perks.

Royal Caribbean

Quantum of
the Se
as

Quantum of the Seas was the first Quantum-class cruise ship to be built by Royal Caribbean International, and has recently undergone a massive refurbishment project.


After coming out of dry dock in October, the 4,905 passenger ship will have an extended homeporting season in Singapore until April 2021.


Singapore sailings start from November 2019, with 34 taking place till April 2020. These include 4-night cruises to Phuket and Port Klang, 5-night cruises to Phuket, Port Klang and Penang, and 7- or 9-night cruises to Thailand and Vietnam.


The high-tech vessel boasts numerous first-at-sea features such as the North Star elevated glass capsule, iFly, FlowRider surfing simulator, rock-climbing wall and the Bionic Bar. Kids will love the SeaPlex as well − a mega indoor activity area with a basketball court, roller-skating, a trapeze school, bumper cars and other activities.


There’s also an extensive range of dining options, including the popular Jamie’s Italian, eclectic Wonderland and crowd-pleasing Windjammer Marketplace.

Royal Caribbean

Quantum of the Seas

Quantum of the Seas was the first Quantum-class cruise ship to be built by Royal Caribbean International, and has recently undergone a massive refurbishment project.


After coming out of dry dock in October, the 4,905 passenger ship will have an extended homeporting season in Singapore until April 2021.


Singapore sailings start from November 2019, with 34 taking place till April 2020. These include 4-night cruises to Phuket and Port Klang, 5-night cruises to Phuket, Port Klang and Penang, and 7- or 9-night cruises to Thailand and Vietnam.


The high-tech vessel boasts numerous first-at-sea features such as the North Star elevated glass capsule, iFly, FlowRider surfing simulator, rock-climbing wall and the Bionic Bar. Kids will love the SeaPlex as well − a mega indoor activity area with a basketball court, roller-skating, a trapeze school, bumper cars and other activities.


There’s also an extensive range of dining options, including the popular Jamie’s Italian, eclectic Wonderland and crowd-pleasing Windjammer Marketplace.

Dream Cruises

World Dream

Specially designed for the Asian market, the 3,400 capacity World Dream boasts a large variety of restaurants, a casino, a mahjong room, a karaoke complex and 1,686 staterooms.


Foodies may also want to consider the “Taste the Dream – Wine and Dine” voyage package, a culinary program featuring regal menus by Chef Ivan Li of Family Li Imperial Cuisine.


From October 13 to 20, guests who embark on the ship’s 5-night and 2-night cruises (departing from Hong Kong or Guangzhou) will get to savour iconic dishes from the Qing dynasty courts.


As for accommodation, over 70% of staterooms feature private balconies. The Palace Villa is also one of the largest two-bedroom accommodations at sea, with a whirlpool and European butler service.


Another unique feature of the ship is the Esc Experience Lac, a virtual-reality gaming centre which includes car racing and rollercoaster simulators and Star Wars Battle Pod arcade machines.

Dream Cruises

World
Dream

Specially designed for the Asian market, the 3,400 capacity World Dream boasts a large variety of restaurants, a casino, a mahjong room, a karaoke complex and 1,686 staterooms.


Foodies may also want to consider the “Taste the Dream – Wine and Dine” voyage package, a culinary program featuring regal menus by Chef Ivan Li of Family Li Imperial Cuisine.


From October 13 to 20, guests who embark on the ship’s 5-night and 2-night cruises (departing from Hong Kong or Guangzhou) will get to savour iconic dishes from the Qing dynasty courts.


As for accommodation, over 70% of staterooms feature private balconies. The Palace Villa is also one of the largest two-bedroom accommodations at sea, with a whirlpool and European butler service.


Another unique feature of the ship is the Esc Experience Lac, a virtual-reality gaming centre which includes car racing and rollercoaster simulators and Star Wars Battle Pod arcade machines.

Regent Seven Seas

Seven Seas Voyager

With just 353 cabins, the all-suite Seven Seas Voyager offers an intimate luxury experience. Every suite comes with a private balcony, marble bath accents and roomy closets.


Other creature comforts include the Canyon Ranch spa, which offers services such as massages, therapeutic bodywork and ayurvedic treatments. Guests can also relax at the Connoisseur Club, a smoking lounge in which to enjoy hand-rolled Cuban cigars. Dining establishments include the Compass Rose restaurant, specialty steakhouse Prime 7 and buffet venue La Veranda.


Productions at the Constellation Theatre feature full-scale musical revues and cabaret shows, all backed by a five-piece Regent Signature Orchestra.


Seven Seas Voyager will sail on a 20-day voyage from Dubai to Singapore on 16 November, arriving in India on November 20. She will then embark on a 14-night Singapore round trip to several Southeast Asian destinations, and leave the region on December 27 for Sydney.

Regent Seven Seas

Seven Seas Voyager

With just 353 cabins, the all-suite Seven Seas Voyager offers an intimate luxury experience. Every suite comes with a private balcony, marble bath accents and roomy closets.


Other creature comforts include the Canyon Ranch spa, with services like massages, therapeutic bodywork and ayurvedic treatments. Guests can also relax at the Connoisseur Club, a smoking lounge in which to enjoy hand-rolled Cuban cigars. Dining establishments include the Compass Rose restaurant, specialty steakhouse Prime 7 and buffet venue La Veranda.


Productions at the Constellation Theatre feature full-scale musical revues and cabaret shows, all backed by a five-piece Regent Signature Orchestra.


Seven Seas Voyager will sail on a 20-day voyage from Dubai to Singapore on 16 November, arriving in India on November 20. She will then embark on a 14-night Singapore round trip to several Southeast Asian destinations, and leave the region on December 27 for Sydney.

Oceania Cruises

MS Nautica

This 824-passenger luxury ship will be sailing in Asian waters from February 2020, arriving in the Maldives on February 18 and Singapore on March 4. Her itineraries include cruises from Singapore to Hong Kong and Yokohoma, as well as a round trip around Japan.


MS Nautica features nine suite and stateroom categories, with penthouse suites offering oversized living and dining areas. The palatial Owner’s and Vista suites are also decorated with custom Empire-style furnishings.


Over at the Grand Dining Room, food menus change daily, with a selection of at least 10 appetisers, soups, salads and entrées. Other options are American comfort food at Waves Grill, Tuscan cuisine at Toscana and premium steak at Polo Grill.


Cruisers will be entertained by live shows like 4 on the Floor − a musical tribute to legendary groups like ABBA and The Beatles.

Oceania Cruises

MS Nautica

This 824-passenger luxury ship will be sailing in Asian waters from February 2020, arriving in the Maldives on February 18 and Singapore on March 4. Her itineraries include cruises from Singapore to Hong Kong and Yokohoma, as well as a round trip around Japan.


MS Nautica features nine suite and stateroom categories, with penthouse suites offering oversized living and dining areas. The palatial Owner’s and Vista suites are also decorated with custom Empire-style furnishings.


Over at the Grand Dining Room, food menus change daily, with a selection of at least 10 appetizers, soups, salads and entrées. Other options are American comfort food at Waves Grill, Tuscan cuisine at Toscana and premium steak at Polo Grill.


Cruisers will also be entertained by shows like 4 on the Floor − a musical tribute to legendary groups like ABBA and The Beatles.

Silversea Cruises

Silver Muse

Delivered in spring 2017, ultra-luxury ship Silver Muse accommodates 596 guests in nine suite classes. These include the Royal and Silver suites − the best two-bedroom options for families.


Silver Muse will be based in Tokyo from September 27 to October 21, and subsequently sail itineraries to Tianjin, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore.


Restaurants on board offer a unique take on culinary styles from around the world. A popular choice is Indochine, where guests can savour cuisine from countries such as Mumbai, Thailand and Vietnam.


Another highlight is the Zagara Beauty Spa, with nine treatment rooms, an acupuncture suite, relaxation areas and a dedicated outdoor whirlpool.


Other facilities include an observation library, a fitness centre, a cafe showcasing art works and a casino. The Venetian Lounge also hosts everything from full-scale productions to feature film screenings.

Silversea Cruises

Silver Muse

Delivered in spring 2017, ultra-luxury ship Silver Muse accommodates 596 guests in nine suite classes. These include the Royal and Silver suites − the best two-bedroom options for families.


Silver Muse will be based in Tokyo from September 27 to October 21, and subsequently sail itineraries to Tianjin, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore.


Restaurants on board offer a unique take on culinary styles from around the world. A popular choice is Indochine, where guests can savour cuisine from countries such as Mumbai, Thailand and Vietnam.


Another highlight is the Zagara Beauty Spa, with nine treatment rooms, an acupuncture suite, relaxation areas and a dedicated outdoor whirlpool.


Other facilities include an observation library, a fitness centre, a cafe showcasing art works and a casino. The Venetian Lounge also hosts everything from full-scale productions to feature film screenings.

Crystal Cruises

Crystal Symphony

Last refurbished in late 2017, luxury ship Crystal Symphony maintains one of the highest space-per-guest ratios at sea. Her revitalisation also saw the overhaul of all penthouse suites, and a reduction in passenger capacity to allow for single-seating dining. Wi-fi is also free of charge.


On board, guests can expect a wide range of enrichment programs, entertainment and recreational facilities, including a pool deck, gym, beauty salon and the Crystal Life Spa.


Passengers can choose from 10 dining options, including Vintage Room wine dinners, Italian fare and a Brazilian steakhouse.


Crystal Symphony’s Asia itineraries start from February 15, covering Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. Stops include Hanoi, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, Koh Samui and Singapore. Itineraries may be taken individually or combined to create longer journeys.

Crystal Cruises

Crystal Symphony

Last refurbished in late 2017, luxury ship Crystal Symphony maintains one of the highest space-per-guest ratios at sea. Her revitalisation also saw the overhaul of all penthouse suites, and a reduction in passenger capacity to allow for single-seating dining. Wi-fi is also free of charge.


On board, guests can expect a wide range of enrichment programs, entertainment and recreational facilities, including a pool deck, gym, beauty salon and the Crystal Life Spa.


Passengers can choose from 10 dining options, including Vintage Room wine dinners, Italian fare and a Brazilian steakhouse.


Crystal Symphony’s Asia itineraries start from February 15, covering Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. Stops include Hanoi, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, Koh Samui and Singapore. Itineraries may be taken individually or combined to create longer journeys.

Viking Cruises

Viking Orion

Built last year at a cost of US$400 million, Viking Orion is the newest ship to arrive in Asia this cruising season. She reaches Tokyo from Vancouver on September 5, and will thereafter sail from ports including Hong Kong, Tianjin, Laem Chabang and Benoa, leaving the region for Australia on December 13.


The 930-passenger ship has a total of 465 cabins in 18 grades. Viking Orion is the world's second ship (after Cunard’s RMS Queen Mary 2) to house an indoor planetarium. The venue utilises video projecting technology to showcase constellations and other space videos on its dome roof.


Dining venues include buffets options Viking Deli and World Cafe, and specialty offerings such as Italian Grill and Chef’s Table.


There’s also two pools, a spa and fitness centre, a beauty salon, a sports deck and a piano lounge, among other facilities.

Viking Cruises

Viking Orion

Built last year at a cost of US$400 million, Viking Orion is the newest ship to arrive in Asia this cruising season. She reaches Tokyo from Vancouver on September 5, and will thereafter sail from ports including Hong Kong, Tianjin, Laem Chabang and Benoa, leaving the region for Australia on December 13.


The 930-passenger ship has a total of 465 cabins in 18 grades. Viking Orion is the world's second ship (after Cunard’s RMS Queen Mary 2) to house an indoor planetarium. The venue utilises video projecting technology to showcase constellations and other space videos on its dome roof.


Dining venues include buffets options Viking Deli and World Cafe, and specialty offerings such as Italian Grill and Chef’s Table.


There’s also two pools, a spa and fitness centre, a beauty salon, a sports deck and a piano lounge, among other facilities.

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Millennium

Celebrity Millennium is the first liner in the fleet to receive upgrades as part of the US$500 million “Celebrity Revolution” renovation program, with the ship coming out of dry dock in January 2019. All cabins now include cashmere mattresses, electronic locks, fast internet and Bluetooth capabilities.


A new addition is The Retreat − an adults-only sundeck with a swimming pool, Jacuzzi whirlpool, a bar service and private cabanas. The Oceanview Cafe, Sunset Bar and Main Dining Rooms have been refurbished with new finishes as well.


Cruisers can kick back in the Cosmos Lounge, which turns into a lively dance venue and show lounge in the evenings. To keep kids entertained, there’s also a kids’ club with themed parties, toys, interactive games and movies.


Asia sailings include a 10-day Japan and Korea round trip on October 2, a 14-day Yokohama to Shanghai cruise on October 12 and a Yokohama to Hong Kong on November 23.

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Millennium

Celebrity Millennium is the first liner in the fleet to receive upgrades as part of the US$500 million “Celebrity Revolution” renovation program, with the ship coming out of dry dock in January 2019. All cabins now include cashmere mattresses, electronic locks, fast internet and Bluetooth capabilities.


A new addition is The Retreat − an adults-only sundeck with a swimming pool, Jacuzzi whirlpool, a bar service and private cabanas. The Oceanview Cafe, Sunset Bar and Main Dining Rooms have been refurbished with new finishes as well.


Cruisers can kick back in the Cosmos Lounge, which turns into a lively dance venue and show lounge in the evenings. To keep kids entertained, there’s also a kids’ club with themed parties, toys, interactive games and movies.


Asia sailings include a 10-day Japan and Korea round trip on October 2, a 14-day Yokohama to Shanghai cruise on October 12 and a Yokohama to Hong Kong on November 23.

CMV

Vasco da Gama

Previously known as P&O’s Pacific Eden, Vasco da Gama recently emerged from her dry dock in April. She arrives in Singapore on 24 February 2020, and will be traversing Southeast Asia till March 12, after which she departs for London.


The ship has a total of 630 cabins in 21 categories, the most luxurious being the Royal Penthouse Suite with a large balcony, whirlpool bath and generous storage space. Vasco da Gama also combines contemporary decor with a traditional cruise style in its five lounge bars, a pool bar and four entertainment venues.


She also offers three main Waterfront Restaurants, serving international classics, Mediterranean cuisine and Asian-style meals. Specialty restaurants include The Grill and Chef’s Table.


For fitness-oriented passengers, there’s also tennis and basketball courts and a well-appointed gym.

CMV

Vasco da Gama

Previously known as P&O’s Pacific Eden, Vasco da Gama recently emerged from her dry dock in April. She arrives in Singapore on 24 February 2020, and will be traversing Southeast Asia till March 12, after which she departs for London.


The ship has a total of 630 cabins in 21 categories, the most luxurious being the Royal Penthouse Suite with a large balcony, whirlpool bath and generous storage space. Vasco da Gama also combines contemporary decor with a traditional cruise style in its five lounge bars, pool bar and four entertainment venues.


She also offers three main Waterfront Restaurants, serving international classics, Mediterranean cuisine and Asian-style meals. Specialty restaurants include The Grill and Chef’s Table.


For fitness-oriented passengers, there’s also tennis and basketball courts and a well-appointed gym.

Azamara

Azamara Quest

Owned by Royal Caribbean International, Azamara is a luxury line with smaller and more personal ships as compared to her sister brand. The line is also destination-focused, meaning that itineraries include more late departures and overnight stays, as well as smaller ports that larger ships can’t access.


The 694-passenger vessel includes 355 cabins, all of which come with Egyptian quilts and linens, 24-hour cabin service and other amenities. Dining includes Aqualina – a dinner-only specialty restaurant serving Mediterranean food, steakhouse Prime C and Discoveries Restaurant, featuring cuisine from the various countries visited by the ship.


Azamara Quest will arrive in Kushiro on August 18, and will sail Japan-intensive voyages before making her way to Hong Kong, the Philippines, China, Myanmar and Singapore.

Azamara

Azamara Quest

Owned by Royal Caribbean International, Azamara is a luxury line with smaller and more personal ships as compared to her sister brand. The line is also destination-focused, meaning that itineraries include more late departures and overnight stays, as well as smaller ports that larger ships can’t access.


The 694-passenger vessel includes 355 cabins, all of which come with Egyptian quilts and linens, 24-hour cabin service and other amenities. Dining includes Aqualina – a dinner-only specialty restaurant serving Mediterranean food, steakhouse Prime C and Discoveries Restaurant, featuring cuisine from the various countries visited by the ship.


Azamara Quest will arrive in Kushiro on August 18, and will sail Japan-intensive voyages before making her way to Hong Kong, the Philippines, China, Myanmar and Singapore.