RCI-Royal Caribbean International resumes ex-Singapore cruises with Quantum of the Seas

   December 4, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

RCI-Royal Caribbean International on Thursday, December 3, celebrated its return to passenger shipping with Quantum of the Seas out of Singapore.

Following months of planning and collaboration with Singapore’s tourism and health authorities, the company’s Quantum Class liner departed from Marina Bay Cruise Centre on the first of her 3- to 4-night "Ocean Getaways" (cruises to nowhere).

The voyages are available only to Singaporean residents and treat passengers to world-class dining, special activities and spectacular live entertainment.

Quantum Of The Seas cruise ship

Quantum OTS set sail with multilayered health and safety measures in place developed with expert guidance from Healthy Sail Panel, Royal Caribbean Group’s Head of Public Health, and Chief Medical Officer, and Singapore Ministry of Health.

The new protocols begin before the cruise with pre-departure health screenings. They meet all regional requirements and guidelines, such as the CruiseSafe Certification standards developed by the STB-Singapore Tourism Board and DNV GL.

Quantum OTS operates with reduced max passenger capacity, implements mandatory testing (during embarkation/debarkation) and enforces onboard physical distancing, mask-wearing, enhanced cleaning practices.

In addition, all passengers need to scan their SafeEntry QR code that is required by Singapore upon embarkation/debarkation and have the Singapore Trace Together Bluetooth app (Token) at all times during the voyage.