Royal Caribbean International announced today that the Mariner of the Seas will be starting her upcoming Southeast Asian season a month earlier, adding 10 round-trip sailings from Singapore in September 2017.
The cruise brand’s presence in the region will get an additional boost with Voyager of the Seas’ first winter/spring season from Singapore in October 2018, bringing more capacity to the region as she swaps places with sister ship Mariner of the Seas.
The 3,807-guest Mariner of the Seas will be returning to Singapore on September 10th this year for her 2017-2018 season, instead of October as originally scheduled.
Cruises include the nine-night one-way cruise from Shanghai to Singapore on September 1 with calls at Xiamen and Ho Chi Minh City plus an overnight in Hong Kong which coincides with the Singapore one-week school holidays; and a mix of three- to five-night Southeast Asian itineraries. The ship will then be deployed to Miami, Florida in April 2018, after having homeported year-round in Asia out of Singapore and China since 2013.
Meanwhile, the Voyager of the Seas will also boost the region for the 2018-2019 season. Itineraries will be revealed later this month when the season opens for sale.
Meanwhile since yesterday, Voyager of the Seas is back in Southeast Asia for a new season based in Singapore until June, featuring 13 sailings of three to five nights to Phuket, Penang and Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang) and an eight-night one-way cruise to Hong Kong, with stopovers at Bangkok (Laem Chabang) for an overnight, Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My) and Nha Trang.