Spectrum of the Seas leaving Hong Kong for Singapore
Currently docked in Hong King after Covid rules changed by authorities.
Royal Caribbean has decided to pull the Spectrum of the Seas from Hong Kong and relocate it to Singapore six months early. Angie Stephen, VP and managing director, Asia-Pacific, Royal Caribbean International, explained, 'We have seen incredible demand for Royal Caribbean cruise holidays in Singapore. Having hosted more than 178,000 Singapore residents since we restarted cruising, bringing Spectrum there six months earlier than planned will be truly exciting.
Adding a little more corporate-speak, Kenneth Yeo, regional director of sales, Asia-Pacific, added that "the Asia-Pacific region holds tremendous opportunity for the growth of the cruise industry. 'The last year provided many Singapore residents the opportunity to try cruising for the first time, and from what we can see, they are hooked. As we navigate COVID-19 as an endemic, we are confident that holidaymakers around the region will see cruising as an unbeatable adventure-packed holiday option."
The ship, currently based in Hong Kong, will begin Singapore cruises April 11 instead of in October. Three- and four-night sailings to nowhere are planned.