The Singapore government has announced that it is looking to start ‘cruises to nowhere’, a concept inspired from ‘flights to nowhere’.
While the concept of ‘flights to nowhere’ has been a success for many airlines, the Singapore Tourism Board has announced ‘cruises to nowhere’, a concept where the cruises don’t visit any port.
Reportedly, Singapore Tourism Board (STB) issued a press release, stating that Genting Cruise Lines’ World Dream will start offering cruise services from November 6, whereas Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum of the Seas will set sail from December.
To ensure hygiene and protocols remain in place, the cruise ship will depart and arrive from the same port, with no port calls in between.
Dream Cruises President Michael Goh said that they are delighted to be the first cruise ship to restart operations in Singapore, which will provide the much-needed boost to the local tourism industry.
Also, these cruises will operate with or less than 50 percent capacity to ensure that proper social distancing and hygiene remain in place. As of now, ticket prices and list of amenities that will be offered has not been announced yet.
It is interesting to note that more and more new concepts are emerging since the pandemic began. What do you think of the concept of ‘cruises to nowhere’? Will you be interested to board one of them if you have a chance? Let me know in the comments section below.