ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL TO LAUNCH YEAR-ROUND DEPLOYMENT IN SINGAPORE FROM 2015
NEW DELHI, Global cruise brand Royal Caribbean International announced its year-round deployment in Singapore for the first time from 2015, starting with its ship Legend of the Seas in the summer season and followed by Mariner of the Seas in the year-end.
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 in India 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”!
The Return of Legend of the Seas
The Vision-Class Legend of the Seas which homeported in Singapore from 2008 to 2013, will return here next year via the north coast of Australia. She will sail a variety of 3 to 10 night roundtrip itineraries to attractive exotic destinations throughout Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam through mid-November. Vacationers also can choose among two consecutive 14-night itineraries in September, a southbound sailing from Singapore to Perth (Fremantle), Australia, followed by a northbound return, both to Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Western Australia.
With her Voyager-Class sister ship Mariner of the Seas also sailing from Singapore in the winter season of 2015/16, Legend of the Seas’ new summer season will mark the first time that the cruise line will offer year-round sailings from Singapore. “This year-round deployment is a milestone for Royal Caribbean International which underscores our stronger presence and commitment in Singapore and Southeast Asia,” said Jennifer Yap, Managing Director, Singapore and Southeast Asia of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. “We are especially pleased to have Legend of the Seas, one of Asia’s most favourite ships back in this region next year, and I am sure that all Royal Caribbean fans will want to take the opportunity to rediscover what they love so much about this ship, with all her signature and revitalised features.”
Legend of the Seas’new and classic offerings
Having undergone an extensive US$50 million revitalization in Singapore last year, Legend of the Seas now offersguests seven delicious dining options, including the cruise line’s signature Chops Grille steakhouse, Izumi Asian Cuisine, Park Café gourmet deli and the exclusive Chef’s Table, amulti-course dining and wine-pairing experience hosted by the executive chef and sommelier. Most exciting has been the addition of the Centrum aerial-acrobatic extravaganza, making the ship’s central five-deck atrium an unexpectedly spectacular entertainment venue. Every stateroom have also been renewed and new ship-wide technology enhancements such as the oversized LED movie screen poolside, digital signages, flat-panel televisions in staterooms and shipwideWiFi service, offer guests the most contemporary vacation experience. Suite guests and Crown & Anchor Society members also respectively enjoy exclusive access to the new Concierge Club and Diamond Club lounges, while the youngest guests – age six- to 36-month old – can rest soundly in the ship’s new Royal Babies & Tots Nursery.
All these are on top of her signature amenities such as the rock-climbing wall, mini-golf course, Centrum boutiques, Romeo and Juliet Main Dining Room, Anchors Aweigh Lounge andThat’s Entertainment Theatre. Throughout, guests will enjoy Royal Caribbean’s world-renowned friendly and engaging GOLD Anchor Service.
New Brisbane Homeport
Legend of the Seas will then transitionfrom Singapore to its new homeport of Brisbane on an 18-night itinerary, departing in late November 2015. During the cruise line’s first seasonsailing from the Australian city, vacationers can choose among a wide range of eight- to 11-night, round-trip itinerariesthat take them to Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Loyalty Islands and Fiji in the South Pacific. The shipalso will offer seven-night Queensland sailingswhich feature an overnight at Cairns.Additionally, a 14-night New Zealand itinerary will take guests to Auckland, Tauranga, Napier, Wellington, Akaroa, and Dunedin, as well as cruise Dusky, Doubtful, and Milford sounds. Legend of the Seas willjoin Explorer of the Seas, Voyager of the Seas and Radiance of the Seas to total a record deployment of four Royal Caribbean ships in Australia. Her 2015-16 Southeast Asia, Australia and South Pacific cruises will open for sale on May 21, 2014.
About Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean International is an award-winning global cruise brand with a 45-year legacy of innovation and introducing industry “firsts” neverbeforeseen at sea. The cruise line features an expansive and unmatched array of features and amenities only found on Royal Caribbean including, jaw-dropping, Broadway-style entertainment and industry-acclaimed programming that appeals to families and adventurous vacationers alike.
Owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE/OSE: RCL), the cruise line sails 21 of the world’s most innovative cruise ships to the most popular destinations in Bermuda and the Caribbean, Europe, Alaska, South America, Asia and Australia and New Zealand. World renowned for its friendly and engaging Gold Anchor Service, delivered by every staff and crew member, Royal Caribbean has been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 11 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awardsand named the “Best Cruise Operator” for 6 consecutive years at the TTG Travel Awards.
About TIRUN Travel Marketing:
TIRUN Travel Marketing is the exclusive India Representative for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. with a portfolio of 3 of its cruise brands including Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises. A leading travel marketing company, TIRUN Travel Marketing has been representing Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. in the country since 1993 and continues to successfully undertake exclusive marketing and sales for the various brands while also providing operational support pan-India. Headquartered in New Delhi, the company has proprietary offices in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Chennai as well as representative presence in Hyderabad and Kolkata.
Recognized as India’s premier cruise counsellors, in 2013, TIRUN Travel Marketing celebrated 20 years of its partnership with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. in India.
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