From Cruise Critic
Singapore, one of southeast Asia’s key cruise ports, celebrated a significant milestone in its growth as a cruise destination, for passengers and ships alike, when it unveiled its new terminal Monday evening.
The Marina Bay Centre is meant to supplement two existing ports, both located in less convenient and/or scenic locales. Smaller vessels dock at Harborfront Cruise Centre, about 10 kilometres from the heart of downtown, and larger vessels must berth at Singapore’s vast cargo area, about a half hour’s drive from the city.
The new multi-story terminal, in the Marina Bay Cruise Centre, located near Singapore’s financial district, can accommodate the world’s largest cruise ships including Royal Caribbean‘s record-setting 225,000-ton Oasis-class vessels (though at this time RCI has announced no plans to base one of its Oasis-class ships in Asia).
Beyond Singapore’s own appeal as a cruise port (the fabulous shopping on Orchard Street, the lush Botanic Garden, and the beaches and family-friendly attractions of Sentosa Island), the nation-state serves as a core anchor for cruises that travel to and from India, the Middle East, China and Australia. …MORE
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