RCI-Royal Caribbean International announced the extension of the Singapore season for its Quantum of the Seas, one of the biggest and most revolutionary cruise ships in Asia.
The news follows the success of the safe cruises pilot programme launched in December last year. With the extension, Royal Caribbean will deploy the liner for an additional 3 months in Singapore between March 22, 2021 and June 21, 2021.
Quantum of the Seas was deployed to Singapore to offer voyages exclusively to residents of Singapore and just like the original cruises, the new ones will be "cruises to nowhere" with no port calls.
The additional sailings had been added after the line's decision to cancel all scheduled voyages to Alaska for Quantum of the Seas so that the vessel could remain in Singapore.
Now available for bookings, the 2-, 3- and 4-night Ocean Getaways continue to operate with the same comprehensive health and safety measures such as mandatory COVID testing, reduced capacity, physical distancing.
Those who book before April 30, 2021, can be assured of flexibility with the company’s Cruise with Confidence programme, allowing for changes and cancellations up to 48 hours prior to the beginning of the cruise.
For greater peace of mind, included with the voyage are COVID-19 protections such as a 100% FCC (future cruise credit) should a passenger or any member of their travel party test positive for the virus during the 3 weeks before their booked voyage; or a full refund if a passenger, or any member of their travel party, tests positive during the voyage.
Royal Caribbean continues to cover COVID-19 related costs up to SGD $25,000 per person for onboard medical costs, required quarantine, and travel home.