To celebrate its fifth anniversary in Singapore, Princess Cruises, one Asia’s major cruise lines announced it will be homeporting in region once again.
The line also announced it would be deploying two ships to meet the demand of the Asian market with the Sapphire Princess and Diamond Princess in Singapore at the same time.
It will be the first time Princess Cruises has two ships at Marina Bay Cruise Centre, particularly to meet the demand of short cruises amongst Singaporeans and the country’s visitors.
For the upcoming 2017-18 season in Singapore, Sapphire Princess will be making three to 13-night sailings in Southeast Asia, bringing over 40,000 international guests to the region from November 2017 to March 2018.
The 2,670-guest Sapphire Princess will visit the ports of Bali, Penang, Langkawi, Kota Kinabalu, Port Klang, Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang, Phuket, Ko Samui, Bangkok and Sihanoukville.
From late November 2018 to March 2019, guests will have the option of cruising on both Diamond Princess and Sapphire Princess from Singapore.
Diamond Princess will be deployed in Singapore with 10 to 11-day voyages in December 2018 and January 2019, offering guests a unique opportunity to celebrate year-end Christmas and the New Year festivities visiting exotic destinations.
Princess Cruises expects nearly 70 per cent of guests to be from overseas.
“Singapore is a thriving and attractive cruise hub, with world-class berthing facilities and proximity to a wealth of cruise destinations in the region. We are seeing increasing demand among Singaporean and Southeast Asian travelers, opting for cruise travel to explore the region.
“Our commitment to homeporting in Singapore for a fifth consecutive year reflects our goal to meet this demand by offering new travel experiences,” said Farriek Tawfik, Director of Southeast Asia, Princess Cruises.