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World Dream cruise sets sail after passenger on Royal Caribbean ship tests positive for COVID-19

The departure of Dream Cruises’ World Dream cruise went ahead on Wednesday (Dec 9) evening, after a passenger on board another cruise by Royal Caribbean tested positive for COVID-19. Dream Cruises said its ship would leave ahead of schedule on Wednesday in order to facilitate the earlier disembarkation of the Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas ship. (channelnewsasia.com)

Passengers confined to cabins after Singapore cruise ship detects COVID-19

Nearly 1,700 passengers on a Royal Caribbean “cruise-to-nowhere” from Singapore were told to stay in their cabins on Wednesday after a COVID-19 case was detected on board, forcing the Quantum of the Seas ship back to port, authorities said. All passengers had cleared a mandatory polymerase chain reaction test for COVID-19 up to three days before the cruise started on Monday, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) said. (japantoday.com)

Dream Cruises To Recruit Singaporeans To Work On World Dream

The World Dream  (Courtesy Meyer Werft)With the recently announced debut homeport deployment and resumption of cruise operations of Dream Cruises’ World Dream, Genting Cruise Lines is also utilizing this occasion to reinforce its commitment to reviving sea-faring opportunities in Singapore and cultivating local cruise talent through new employment prospects and educational partnerships to provide more jobs for Singaporeans, during this difficult pandemic period. (more…)

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Singapore eyes launch of ‘cruises to nowhere’ to kickstart leisure travel amid coronavirus pandemic: reports

Majestic Princess at Singapore, September 2018It could be a while before cruises are back to normal, but if you miss the open seas, a “cruise to nowhere” might be just what you’re looking for. The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is reportedly working on protocols for “cruises to nowhere” to begin operating in Singapore, according to a report earlier this week from The Straits Times. (foxnews.com)


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Genting Cruise Lines extends support to Singapore to provide temporary accommodations for foreign workers on SuperStar Gemini and SuperStar Aquarius

Superstar Gemini in Singapore, October 2013 (Credit Shipspotting.com - Gerolf Drebes)Genting Cruise Lines has successfully completed stringent evaluation checks by the Singapore government for SuperStar Gemini and SuperStar Aquarius to extend support and provide temporary on board accommodations for foreign workers in Singapore who have recovered from COVID-19. (more…)

Singapore has a plan for the world’s empty cruise ships

SingaporeWith cruise ships around the world being idled after hundreds of infections occurred during their voyages, they might have found a new purpose in Singapore. The city-state is studying using cruise ships to temporarily house foreign workers who have recovered from the coronavirus and tested negative, as it tries to limit the spread after cases soared in the last week. (fortune.com)


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Royal Caribbean enters into five-year multi-million-dollar fly-cruise partnership with Singapore Tourism Board and Changi Airport Group

Quantum of the Seas at Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore in 2015 (Photo credit: Royal Caribbean Int.)Royal Caribbean International has entered into a new multimillion-dollar marketing partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board and Changi Airport Group to promote fly-cruises. This five-year tripartite collaboration, the longest ever, is expected to bring some 623,000 international fly-cruise visitors to Singapore, and generate over S$430 million in tourism receipts between end-2019 and 2024. (more…)

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