With the increasing demand for both short and long-haul cruises from Singapore, Princess Cruises has announced it will continue to homeport in Singapore for a fifth consecutive season (2018-19) with the deployment of Sapphire and Diamond Princess cruise ships.
The 2,670-guest Sapphire Princess will be making 3- to 13-night sailings in Southeast Asia, bringing over 40,000 international guests to the region from November 2017 to March 2018, with port visits at Bali, Penang, Langkawi, Kota Kinabalu, Port Klang, Phu My (Ho Chi Minh City), Nha Trang, Phuket, Ko Samui, Laem Chabang (Bangkok) and Sihanoukville (Cambodia).
From late November 2018 to March 2019, guests will have the option of cruising on both Diamond Princess and Sapphire Princess from Singapore. Diamond Princess will be deployed in Singapore with 10 to 11-day voyages in December 2018 and January 2019, offering guests a unique opportunity to celebrate year-end Christmas and the New Year festivities visiting exotic destinations.
“Singapore is a thriving and attractive cruise hub, with world-class berthing facilities and proximity to a wealth of cruise destinations in the region. We are seeing increasing demand among Singaporean and Southeast Asian travellers, opting for cruise travel to explore the region,” said Farriek Tawfik, director of Southeast Asia, Princess Cruises.
Guests can expect a comfortable resting experience in all cabins on board both cruise ships with its Princess Luxury Bed designed by a board-certified sleep expert, award-winning culinary offerings, open-air poolside movie screenings, spa facilities among other amenities.
On board the Diamond Princess, guests can enjoy the largest Japanese bath at sea. The 8800 sq. ft bath and garden complex offers indoor and outdoor bathing experiences including steam rooms, saunas and hot tubs with views of the ocean.