Royal Caribbean International has taken tentative steps to restarting its global operations after cruises from Singapore later this year were greenlit by local authorities.
The line will run three and four-night voyages onboard Quantum of the Seas from 1 December – open only to Singapore residents.
The Singapore Tourism Board said the cruises would be round-trips with no ports of calls and ships would sail at a reduced capacity of up to 50%.
Cruise operations from the Singapore will restart from 6 November with Genting’s World Dream followed by Quantum just under a month later.
Alongside other industry partners, Royal Caribbean Group has formed the Healthy Sail Panel, a taskforce of medical and public health experts to develop safety recommendations to allow for cruising’s global restart.
In Singapore, Royal said it had been “working closely” with local health and tourism authorities to follow all requirements and guidelines including the CruiseSafe Certification standards, which all cruise lines must obtain prior to sailing.