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Why settle for one cruise destination when you can have more?

Royal Caribbean’s multi-port options let you sail to Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia – offering a variety of rich experiences in one trip.

For couples, Royal Caribbean’s new Spectrum of the Seas cruise has all you need for a romantic getaway. The largest cruise ship in Asia, it delivers a series of firsts. Onboard, RipCord by iFly is the first skydiving experience at sea, allowing you to enjoy the thrill and exhilaration of skydiving in a safe, controlled, simulated environment. Sky Pad offers a bungee trampoline adventure that uses virtual reality to transport you out of this world.

For more, take in the ultimate sea views on the North Star – the world’s highest observation capsule on a cruise ship – and witness the majestic beauty of the ocean. Then wind down and relax at the adults-only Solarium, a sanctuary offering open views of the ocean, where you can relax in one of its pools and sip refreshing cocktails in the lounge area.

If your new year resolutions include picking up a new hobby, the ship offers several fun-filled opportunities – whether you want a relaxing or thrilling vacation. Fashion jewellery with beads and stones or pick up scrapbooking skills to start that travel journal. Learn the basics of archery or enrol in salsa, hip hop, swing and ballroom dance lessons. Spur your relationship to new heights by clambering up the ship’s 12m rock wall, or catch waves on the FlowRider surf simulator.

Complimentary dishes range from a rotating menu of gourmet courses in the Main Dining Room (so there’s always something new to eat) to the Windjammer (paninis, pastries, buttermilk fried chicken and Vietnamese braised pork included).

For an intimate epicurean journey, the ship’s Chef de Cuisine serves up delicious scallop carpaccio and Maine lobsters – paired with wine, of course – at the exclusive Chef’s Table. If molecular gastronomy’s more your taste, Wonderland offers Insta-worthy creations like crispy crab cones topped with fluffy avocado mousse, or gazpacho served with pepper spheres and bread foam. For a taste of Asia, enjoy a spicy kick at Sichuan Red and comfort fare at The Hot Pot.


Cruises are terrific fun because they have something for all ages and interests, while enabling you to spend quality time with loved ones. Everyone – from grandparents to grandchildren – will love the two-storey Ultimate Family Suite, which hosts up to 10 guests. The room comes with an in-suite slide, 3D cinema and karaoke setup, and balcony for chilling in the jacuzzi and dining outdoors.

Multi-generational families travelling is a cinch on cruises – Grandma could take up sushi-making classes at Izumi while the kids post on TikTok at the Teen Lounge before everyone meets up again for meals.

Will your group opt for a round of bumper cars or an augmented reality hunt with Expedition Two70? Even last-minute whims can be catered to, as anyone can reserve these activities on the Royal app.

The ship is also home to an active entertainment scene. For instance, Virtual Concert offers high-resolution video footage of live performances captured by 4K cameras for an immersive experience. From live music and cocktails at Schooner Bar to dance anthems under the stars by the pool, variety is truly celebrated as the spice of life aboard the Spectrum of the Seas.

Elaborate performances are a highlight on any cruise. Catch The Silk Road, a spectacular live show that sees the Two70 theatre’s panoramic windows transformed into a gigantic projection surface. Artistes perform against stunning backdrops, taking passengers on an adventure-fuelled trip into the past through Rome, Persia, India and China.

Adults can also indulge in the pomp and grandeur of Showgirl, while the kids watch the lovable heroes of The Effectors battle arch-nemesis Crash and enjoy educational fun at the Adventure Science Lab. Little ones can get their science cap on with fun bubbly experiments at Aquanauts.

Find made to order sushi, ramen and izakaya style starters at Izumi or tuck into Italian classics at Sorrento’s Pizza. For a front row seat to an entertaining culinary show, look no further than Teppanyaki. At Dog House, children can pick their favourite gourmet sausages and go wild with the wide variety of condiments, or quickly settle hunger pangs after playing in the waters at Splashaway Café.


With the return of multiple-port-of-call travel, Royal Caribbean is ready to start the year with a bang. And what better way to welcome this year’s Chinese New Year celebrations than with a Royal Ang Bao sale?

Families will want to catch the last call for Kids Cruise Free* in June. Book a cruise for the June holidays by Jan 31 and adults can also enjoy 50-per-cent off* regular cruise fares and instant savings of up to S$550*.

Best of all, passengers can easily visit regional attractions on their bucket lists. Experience the nostalgic charm of UNESCO heritage area George Town before unwinding at the world-famous beaches of Thailand with the Penang-Phuket cruise. Or explore the bay of Nha Trang in Vietnam before wandering the cities of Ho Chi Minh and Bangkok. Longer cruises are also making a comeback and Royal Caribbean’s introducing a mix of new five-to-12-night cruises to whisk adventurers to far-flung destinations in Hong Kong, Japan, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Whether you’re planning an escape with your better half or a long-overdue family holiday, choosing your perfect holiday destination just became a lot easier with Royal Caribbean.

Ready for that big vacation break? Call 6305 0033 or visit RoyalCaribbean.com.sg and get ready to set sail.

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