Royal Caribbean International recently announced that it will have a year-round deployment in the coming year 2015-2016 from Singapore. The cruise line will position its ship, Legend of the Seas in Singapore in the summer of 2015 and that will be followed by Mariner of the Seas in the year-end. With this move, Royal Caribbean International has shown it is committed to being in Asia that has a huge untapped cruise market, and Royal Caribbean is acknowledging this by leading the way and basing two of her cruise ships to ply out of Singapore the year round.

Ratna Chadha, Chief Executive, TIRUN Travel Marketing- India Representative of Royal Caribbean International, said “A year round Royal Caribbean cruise ship out of Singapore is a major development for the cruise industry and will allow many more Indians to experience one of the world’s great vacation brands. Further, it also spells a great opportunity for our travel partners, and endorses our efforts in the last 21 years to get more Indians to experience the Royal Caribbean “ WOW”!

This is certainly an exciting development for the India cruise market as it will give a chance for more Indians to experience a world class cruise vacation and with Singapore being practically in the neighborhood and so more accessible, many more Indians will get the opportunity to experience a wonderful cruise vacation on board a highly awarded Royal Caribbean cruise ship.

The Legend of the Seas that was earlier based in Singapore from 2008 to 2013, will return to Singapore in summer next year and will run a series of 3- to 10-night roundtrip itineraries to destinations in Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Last year, the Legend of the Seas went through a major revitalization costing in the region of US$50 million, and is now as good as new. Legend of the Seas offers its guests seven great dining options, including the signature Chops Grille steakhouse, Izumi Asian Cuisine, Park Café gourmet deli and the exclusive Chef’s Table. The most exciting offering is the fabulous aerial-acrobatic shows at the Centrum instantly turning this area into a spectacular entertainment venue.

Asia’s largest ship, the Mariner of the Seas at present plies in Asia, and is in Singapore for four months of the year from November – March. Come the winter of 2015, it is going to be based full time in Singapore. The Mariner of the Seas is a Voyager class ship and promises to give you the kind of vacation experience you expect from Royal Caribbean. Whether it is adventure and activity, relaxation and rejuvenation or just pure entertainment and fine dining, the Mariner of the Seas has it all laid out.