Royal Caribbean International has signed a new agreement aiming to further boost the inbound fly-cruise market in Singapore.
It agreed a three-way partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board and Changi Airport Group which hopes to bring in more than 600,000 international fly-cruise visitors to Singapore over the next five years.
It is targeting about S$430 million in tourism receipts during the lifetime of the partnership.
The marketing partnership was unveiled as Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas arrived for six-month homeporting in Singapore.
“With the five-year homeporting season of our Quantum Class ships, this sets the stage for us to further grow Singapore as the cruise hub of Asia, preparing the region for larger deployments in the future,” said Angie Stephen, Royal Caribbean’s Asia-Pacific managing director.
Changi Airport recently launched a new fly-cruise transfer service for passengers flying into Singapore and sailing out on cruise lines, which offers seamless transfers and baggage handling.