Cruises unveil new Southeast Asian voyages

Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruises announce line-ups

Royal Caribbean International and Princess Cruises have announced line-ups for the upcoming Singapore homeport seasons, TTG Asia reports.

Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas will return for a new season between June and November 2015 to sail a variety of three-night to 10-night itineraries across the Asia-Pacific.

Itineraries on offer include a three-night night voyage to Penang and Kuala Lumpur in June, and two 10-night cruises Koh Samui, Bangkok, Sihanoukville, Nha Trang, and Ho Chi Minh City.

Legend of the Seas will also sail two 14-night itineraries in September, one southbound voyage from Singapore to Perth, stopping at Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, Phuket, Bali (Benoa), Lombok, Broome, and Geraldton on the way; and the return northbound journey to Singapore.

The ship underwent a $50 million refurbishment in Singapore last year, and sister ship Mariner of the Seas will also sail from Singapore in the 2015-16 winter season. This marks the first time Royal Caribbean offers year-round sailings from Singapore.

Princess Cruises is placing greater emphasis on the Indonesian market for its upcoming season beginning in November. It is extending the season to end in March 2015 instead of February. Sapphire Princess will add a 17-day Grand Asia tour in March featuring calls at Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Nagasaki, Busan and Beijing. Sapphire Princess is also offering new chocolate-themed products on board, such as chocolate spa treatments and desserts, in addition to new luxury boutiques and brands.

TTG Asia

[pictured: Gardens By the Bay, Singapore]

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