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Sail Away On These Luxurious Cruises From Singapore For Your Next Vacay

You can enjoy a luxurious vacation on these iconic cruises from Singapore to countries like Malaysia, Thailand and even France.


By Priyaja Bakshi Published on Aug 04, 2023, 08:00 AM

Sail Away On These Luxurious Cruises From Singapore For Your Next Vacay
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If you are planning a cruise holiday, we have the perfect selection of handpicked luxurious cruises departing from the vibrant city-state of Singapore. From rejuvenating spas and fine-dining restaurants to live performances and spacious rooms, these ships have it all, and promise an unforgettable journey to captivating destinations.

Singapore serves as an ideal starting point for diverse itineraries, taking you to charming locales in the region and beyond. The cruises listed below are all international, taking passengers to countries like Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Greece, Italy and France. The Lion City has two cruise terminals – Marina Bay Cruise Centre (for international departures) and Singapore Cruise Centre for ferries and cruises to nearby destinations.  

8 luxurious cruises from Singapore

Spectrum of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International

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A Quantum Class ship belonging to the Royal Caribbean’s fleet of cruises, Spectrum of the Seas is an exceptional vessel that will take you on extraordinary adventures across Southeast Asia. From robots crafting juices to witnessing mind-blowing virtual concerts, the cruise has curated experiences that’ll make you never want to leave. Whether you crave Japanese teppanyaki, American hot dogs or Italian pizza, the cruise has over 15 restaurants like the Noodle Bar, Izumi, Dog House and Jamie’s Italian by Jamie Oliver.

One of the major attractions on the cruise is the record-breaking observation capsule, the North Star, that elevates you 300 ft above the sea for mesmerising 360-degree views. It holds the Guinness World Record for the tallest viewing deck on a ship. You can also take dance classes, surf lessons or simply laze by the pool. The cruise can accommodate 4,246 passengers and has 18 decks. Teens and children have plenty of options to keep themselves entertained, with the Teen Lounge, Adventure Science Lab and special programmes like Adventure Ocean® Youth and Aquanauts.

Roundtrip cruises from Singapore:

  • 3-night Penang Cruise, starting from USD 281 per person (approx. INR 23,215)
  • 4-night Penang & Phuket Cruise, starting from USD 393 per person (approx. INR 32,303)
  • 4-night Port Klang & Penang Cruise, starting from USD 473 per person (approx. INR 39,078)
  • 5-night Spice Of Southeast Asia Cruise, starting from USD 582 per person (approx. INR 48,083)
  • 9-Night Thailand & Vietnam Cruise, starting from USD 1,066 per person (approx. INR 88,071)

One-way cruise from Singapore

  • 12-night Singapore To Tokyo Cruise, starting from USD 1,773 per person (approx. INR 1,46,482)

More details are here.

Diamond Princess, Princess Cruise

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The Diamond Princess by Princess Cruise offers luxurious vacations on the high seas with its top-notch amenities and glamorous rooms on board. This cruise has 18 decks and can accommodate 2,670 guests. Among the many attractions on board are the Vegas-inspired casino, duty-free shopping, onsen-style Japanese baths and swimming pools.

From personalised services, like enjoying a private breakfast on your balcony, to Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria, Sterling Steakhouse, Kai Sushi and even Chef’s Table Experience, all your cravings will be taken care of. They have also partnered with Discovery™ and Animal Planet™, bringing the hit shows like Shark Week and Finding Big Food on board. The versatile sports court is ideal for a game of volleyball or basketball.

Roundtrip cruises from Singapore: 

  • 10-day Thailand & Vietnam, starting from USD 719 per person (approx. INR 59,402)
  • 14-day Malaysia, Thailand & Vietnam, starting from USD 919 per person (approx. INR 75,926)

One-way cruises from Singapore:

  • 13-day Southeast Asia & Japan, starting from USD 1,879 per person (approx. INR 1,55,420)
  • 23-day Southeast Asia & Kyushu Spring Flowers, price not available

More details are here.

Celebrity Solstice, Celebrity Cruises

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The lead in the solstice-class ships of Celebrity Cruises, this vessel will offer an immersive experience while sailing on the deep blue sea.  The accommodation at Celebrity Solstice is designed to provide the utmost comfort and style during the voyage, with spa-inspired rooms and premium cabins that grant access to private restaurant dining and a 24/7 lounge. That’s not all, the world-renowned chef Daniel Boulud, their Global Culinary Ambassador, creates exclusive dishes for Chef’s Table experience and the menus are crafted by Michelin-starred chef Cornelius Gallagher. You can even enjoy a meal by none other than Le Petit Chef.

What makes this cruise extra special, besides the lavish pools, bars, outdoor games, concerts and spas, is that it has been designed to be accessible to all with autism-friendly features that include sensory-friendly films, toys and dietary menu options. The cruise also welcomes service animals.

Roundtrip cruises from Singapore: 

  • 12-night Thailand & Vietnam Cruise, starting from USD 999 per person (approx. INR 82,535)

One-way cruises from Singapore:

  • 12-night Thailand & Vietnam, starting from USD 1,849 per person (approx. INR 1,52,761)
  • 13-night Australia, starting from USD 1,799 per person (approx. INR 1,48,630)

More details are here.

Norwegian Sun, Norwegian Cruise Line

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This Sun class ship by the Norwegian Cruise Line will take you on a culinary journey, bringing unique international flavours through restaurants like La Cucina, Cagney’s Steakhouse and Le Bistro. With French, Italian, Mexican, Brazilian and Japanese cuisine on board, the diverse and indulgent variety will leave you spoilt for choice. The cruise provides ample space and comfort with 13 decks accommodating 1,936 passengers.

While the food is the highlight of the cruise, the entertainment is not far behind. From exciting musical performances like Rock You Tonight, paying tribute to classic rock icons like Queen, and comedy shows at the Stardust Theatre to behind the scene tour of the cruise and beautiful art galleries, the days will pass away quickly on board the Norwegian Sun. It also features the Sun Casino where guests can try their luck and enjoy a thrilling gaming experience.

Roundtrip cruises from Singapore: 

  • 11-day Asia: Thailand, Vietnam & Malaysia, starting from USD 1,384 per person (approx. INR 1,14,344 )
  • 15-day Asia: India, Thailand, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, starting from USD 2,184 per person (approx. INR 1,80,438)

More details are here.

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Seven Seas Explorer, Regent Seven Seas Cruiser

Seven Seas Explorer
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Operated by Regent Seven Seas Cruiser, this impressive Explorer-class cruise exudes luxury with its curated experiences, spacious rooms and gourmet food. The cruise has plenty of games for vacationers to enjoy as it boasts a bocce court, a card room, a paddle tennis court, a shuffleboard court and a golf net for practising swings. You can spend the evening at one of the many lounges, watch a thrilling cabaret performance at the Constellation Theatre or even try your hand at the Casino. Seven Seas Explorer even features an infinity pool, offering stunning views of the sea.

Irrespective of your time on the ship, you can always treat your taste buds to something new at over eight restaurants, including Chartreuse, Pacific Rim and Le Veranada. Cooking enthusiasts can enjoy learning different cuisines at the Culinary Arts Kitchen in the curated gourmet cooking classes. The cruise can accommodate 750 passengers.

One-way cruises from Singapore:

  • 14-night Allure of Asia, starting from USD 11,199 per person (approx. INR 9,25,244)
  • 14-night Alluring Asian Isles, starting from USD 12,669 per person (approx. INR 10,46,693)
  • 28-night Magic of Asia, starting from USD 21,299 per person (approx. INR 17,59,691)

More details are here.

Genting Dream, Resorts World Cruise

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The flagship of the Resorts World Cruise, Genting Dream is “bigger than a skyscraper and way more fun.” And the activities available on board are a testament to this statement. Adventurers and thrill-seekers can partake in rope courses and zipline set across the cruise ship. They also have a waterslide park that can be accessed by everyone. Genting Dream has 18 decks and caters to 3,352 guests.

The highlight of the cruise is The Palace, a boutique hotel offering true luxury, enclaved with private facilities and 24-hour butler service. You can spend the evening enjoying one of many live performances at the Zodiac Theatre and be mesmerised by the grace and skill of the artists. The Zouk & Zouk Beach Club hosts exciting pool parties that last till dawn.

Roundtrip cruises from Singapore:

  • 2-Night Kuala Lumpur Cruise, starting from USD 247 per person (approx. INR 20,406)
  • 2-Night Weekend Getaway Cruise, starting from USD 297 per person (approx. INR 24,537)
  • 3-Night Kuala Lumpur – Penang Cruise, starting from USD 364 per person (approx. INR 30,073)
  • 3-Night Phuket Cruise, starting from USD 364 per person (approx. INR 30,073)

More details are here.

Riveria, Oceania Cruise

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Oceania Cruise’s Riveria is one of the few cruises from Singapore that offers a journey to Europe, taking cruisers to popular destinations like Spain, Greece, France and Italy. The extensive itineraries give a holistic tour of all the destinations and the long journey offers travellers ample time to immerse themselves in exciting activities.

From tasting vintage wines at La Reserve By Wine Spectator’s seven-course dinner, dabbling in art at the Artist Loft, playing in the Casinos At Sea®, watching live musical and dance performances to shopping at duty-free boutiques, you can do it all on this cruise. It has 11 decks and can accommodate 1,238 guests on board.

Roundtrip cruise from Singapore:

  • 57-day Adventurous Asia & Japan, starting from USD 17,199 per person (approx. INR 14,20,955)

One-way cruises from Singapore:

  • 11-day Palm & Pagoda, starting from USD 3,599 per person (approx. INR 2,97,343)
  • 15-day Islands to Indochina, starting from USD 5,199 per person (approx. INR 4,29,533)
  • 15-day Southeast Asian Sojourn, starting from USD 4,899 per person (approx. INR 4,04,748)
  • 16-day Asian & Arabian Jewels, starting from USD 3,699 per person (approx. INR 3,05,605)
  • 22-day East Asian Blossoms, starting from USD 6,799 per person (approx. INR 5,61,723)
  • 33-day Enchanting East Asia, starting from USD 9,999 per person (approx. INR 8,26,102)
  • 43-day Dazzling Cultural Array, starting from USD 10,499 per person (approx. INR 8,67,411)

More details are here.

Westerdam, Holland America Cruise

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The Vista-class cruise ship by Holland America Cruise takes you on a whirlwind journey across Asia. The cruise has seven dining options, and one of them, the Pinnacle Grill, carries a menu curated by a team of world-renowned chefs, including the renowned James Beard and Culinary Council Member Davide Burke. Furthermore, the exclusive selection of wine on the board Westerdam is curated by the great wine critic James Suckling.

What stands out about this ship is the World Stage, the largest theatre on board, and they have partnered with BBC Earth to bring award-winning soundtracks live as incredible wildlife footage plays on the big screen, making you feel like you are in the middle of the jungle.

Besides that, you can play pickleball, indulge in a spa session, take your chance at the casino or shop at the duty-free boutiques. While the ship is a fascinating destination on its own, some of the countries you can cruise are Vietnam, Hong Kong, Cambodia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia on this ship. The cruise can accommodate 1,964 guests and has 11 passenger decks.

Roundtrip cruises from Singapore:

  • 14-Day Far East Discovery Holiday, starting from USD 1,429 per person (approx. INR 1,18,061)
  • 14-Day Indonesia, Malaysia & Thailand, starting from USD 1,429 per person (approx. INR 1,18,061)
  • 14-Day Indonesia Discovery, starting from USD 1,529 per person (approx. INR 1,26,323)
  • 28-Day Indonesia, Malaysia & Thailand Collector, starting from USD 2,819 per person (approx. INR 2,32,901)
  • 28-Day The Philippines, Malaysia & Far East Collector, starting from USD 2,669 per person (approx. INR 2,20,508)

One-way cruises from Singapore:

  • 14-Day Far East Discovery Holiday, starting from USD 1,429 per person (approx. INR 1,18,061)
  • 14-Day Far East Discovery, starting from USD 1,579 per person (approx. INR 1,30,454)
  • 28-Day Indonesia, Malaysia & Far East Collector, starting from USD 2,179 per person (approx.INR 1,80,025)
  • 28-Day Far East Discovery & China Explorer Collector, starting from USD 2,769 per person (approx. INR 2,28,770)

More details are here.

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(The prices are subject to change due to the availability of the cruises. They exclude taxes, fees and port expenses.)

(All conversions are done at the time of writing)

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: What is the cost of a cruise in Singapore?

Answer: The cost can vary, starting from SGD 392 (USD 291) – SGD 13484 (USD 9,999), depending on the destinations and duration of the cruise.

Question: Which is the biggest cruise in Singapore?

Answer: Spectrum of the Sea is the largest ship in Asia and offers many itineraries starting from Singapore.

Question: Do I need a passport & visa for the cruise from Singapore?

Answer: Yes, you do need a passport if you are taking an international cruise from Singapore. However, visas will vary as it depends on the destination country’s visa policy.

Question: Which is the longest cruise from Singapore?

Answer: The longest cruises are 57-day Adventurous Asia & Japan and 43-day Dazzling Cultural Array on Riveria, Azamara Quest's 23-day trip to Greece and Westerdam's 28-day cruises taking people across Asia.

Question: Can I cruise from Singapore to Sydney?

Answer: Yes, ships like Celebrity Solstice, Celebrity Edge, Regatta and Silver Whisper offer cruises from Singapore to Sydney.

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Priyaja Bakshi

Priyaja Bakshi

Priyaja took her love for reading to the next level by majoring in English and minoring in Journalism at Lady Shri Ram College For Women (DU). She is extremely curious about the world and wishes to visit all the countries once in her life. She identifies as a foodie and loves to spend her free time exploring different cuisine and curating new dishes. ..Read More

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