With our status as a maritime centre, it’s no wonder that Singapore is home to a variety of cruises. From luxury accommodation and exotic locations, to a music festival out at sea, you’re bound to find a unique cruise holiday that will make for an unforgettable experience.
The ports-of-call for all cruises stretch from Southeast Asia to Japan, Australia and India, making them great hubs from which to explore the region and beyond. Begin your trip by experiencing the sights and sounds of our city, before embarking on an adventure on the high seas.
All cruises depart from convenient locations near the centre of Singapore—the Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore (International Cruise Terminal) at Marina South Pier, or the Singapore Cruise Centre (International Passenger Terminal) at HarbourFront.
Adventurous and exotic cruises
Royal Caribbean International (RCI)
Price: S$363 per person onwards
No. of days: 3–14 days
The perfect cruise for social butterflies and those who enjoy onboard entertainment, the Royal Caribbean International (RCI) boasts a slew of exciting activities—from FlowRider? surf simulators and the tallest slide at sea, to disco nights and Broadway musicals.
Avid explorers will be able to discover new landscapes when they disembark, with curated walking tours and cave explorations that will immerse you in the indigenous cultures of destinations like Phuket and Port Klang.
Price: S$1200 per person onwards
No. of days: 14 days or more
Visitors looking to be pampered like a Hollywood star should consider Celebrity Cruises. You’ll be out at sea for a longer period, but the cruises’ luxurious rooms, facilities and top-class service will see time fly by, as you indulge in world-class comfort.
This range of cruises boasts exquisite bedding in rooms, menus created by Michelin-starred chefs, and The Lawn—half an acre of greenery facing stunning sunsets at sea. It truly is the gold standard of luxury cruises.
Azamara Club Cruises
Price: S$1400 per person onwards
No. of days: 9 days or more
Azamara Club Cruises is ideal for seasoned travellers who are looking to expand their horizons in exotic locales. The fleet docks at smaller ports like Sabang in Indonesia and Hambantota in Sri Lanka, ensuring that you will deal with fewer crowds and can explore the roads less travelled.
Partnerships with local tour operators will also surprise you with exclusive activities so that you can live out an authentic and personalised experience. Cooking sessions in a local’s home, anyone?
Food and festive cruises
Price: S$300 per person onwards
No. of days: 1 day or more
With a smorgasbord of stellar food options, gourmands are in for a treat on Princess Cruises. The brand was dubbed the ‘world’s healthiest cruise’ by Shape magazine, and it received a slew of awards for its Western fare.
Gourmands embarking on this trip can sample acclaimed dishes from some of the world’s top chefs. These include the ‘Crafted by Curtis Stone’ six-course fine dining experience by chef Curtis Stone, and ‘The Ernesto Burger’ by chef Uchimura of Umami Burger restaurant. The latter was lauded as the Best Burger at Sea by Cruise Critic.
The ship also offers a whole chocolate selection by Master Chocolatier Norman Love, so look out for their signature soufflés.
It’s The Ship
Price: S$433 per person onwards
No. of days: 3 days
Asia’s largest music festival at sea, It’s The Ship is an unforgettable experience for party lovers. With an international line-up of DJs and a crowd that parties till dawn, you’re in for a time of fun, new friendships and great music.
The party doesn’t have to end when the music stops, with this cruise’s multitude of entertainment options. Kick back and get a tan at the swimming pool, experience thrills and spills at the waterslide park, or soar through the air on a zipline that overlooks the sea.
Price: S$2000 per person onwards
No. of days: 7 nights or more
Japanese-owned Crystal Cruises exceeds expectations when it comes to both food and service. Besides having one of the industry’s highest staff-to-guest ratios, the company’s many culinary offerings boast exceptional attention to detail.
Foodies looking to experience flavours from all across the globe will find a variety of dining spaces to explore. These include Umi Uma Sushi Bar—a Japanese-Peruvian fusion restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Nobu Matsuhisa—as well as Prego, and the Vintage Room, which pairs Italian fare with some of the rarest wines in the world.
Passengers who have an appetite for lifelong learning can feed both their minds and bodies on Crystal Cruises. The brand is notable for offering various enrichment workshops onboard, including dance classes and wine-tasting sessions.
Price: S$500 per person onwards
No. of days: 5 days or more
If you’re looking to spend some quality time with your loved ones, consider taking a vacation on Costa Cruises.
You can unwind with your significant other at the Samsara Spa, knowing that your kids will be in good hands with the entertainment on deck. Most of Costa Cruises’ ships come with a Squok Club area, which comes equipped with Xbox consoles for the teens, a special baby pool for toddlers, and a whole range of exciting activities.
Opportunities to bond with the family include 4D Cinema shows, games by the pool and the ship’s very own version of the globally acclaimed TV programme, The Voice.
Price: S$800 per person onwards
No. of days: 5 days or more
Offering dreamy holidays to active families, Dream Cruises boasts a slate of exciting recreation options, including a waterslide park, a virtual reality experience lab and a rock-climbing wall.
If your teenagers are of the legal age to drink, you can bust out your disco moves and show ‘em how to party like its 1999 with Zouk at Sea. Located onboard the Genting Dream and created in collaboration with Zouk—one of the region’s most famous dance clubs—this entertainment space boasts top DJ performances, signature cocktails and even glow-in-the-dark bowling.