Marina Bay Cruise Center ready to start operations
Published on May 23, 2012
Singapore’s new international cruise terminal has been completed and is ready to commence operations under the new name, the Marina Bay Cruise Center Singapore (MBCCS). S Iswaran, Singapore's Second Minister for Home Aff airs and Trade & Industry, announced the name of the 28,0002 cruise centre after a site inspection of the completed terminal. "With MBCCS, more cruise ships will be able to homeport and call on Singapore and Asia. We look forward to welcoming more and bigger cruise ships. Singapore will continue to work with regional governments to develop new cruising itineraries and attract more cruise lines to deploy to this region," the minister said. The MBCCS will be able to handle 6,800 passengers at any one time, effectively doubling Singapore's current berth capacity and allowing the city to cater to the world's largest cruise ships. A range of major cruise liners are now planning to homeport in Singapore this winter, including the 2,038-passenger Celebrity Millennium and the 1,928-passenger Costa Victoria. The official opening ceremony of MBCCS is slated for late 2012.
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