Two cruise lines will be allowed to offer Singapore residents “cruises to nowhere” from November, under a pilot scheme with enhanced safety protocols and mandatory COVID-19 testing for both crew and passengers.

Genting Cruise Lines’ World Dream will start offering those cruises on Nov 6, while Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum of the Seas will begin sailing in December, said the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) in a press release on Thursday (Oct 8).

The two vessels, whose home ports are in Singapore, are part of a pilot scheme that will allow round-trips with no ports of call at a maximum capacity of 50 per cent only to Singapore residents, said STB.

“The Government will monitor the outcomes of the pilot sailings carefully in the coming months before deciding on the next steps for cruises,” said STB.

Read more: Channel News Asia

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