Set sail into Southeast Asian horizons from Singapore, the perfect starting point for your regional adventure. Located at the heart of the region, the city-state is a cruise hub where several leading cruise lines dock. It’s a convenient way to get around Southeast Asia—with luxurious amenities and an array of activities aboard that make travelling a fun experience in itself.
Dock in Singapore
Singapore is an ideal port of call before and after your cruise journeys at sea. The island city offers a diverse range of cultures and attractions with an exciting calendar of year-round happenings.
Both Marina Bay Cruise Centre and the Singapore Cruise Centre are located close to Singapore’s top attractions, making it easy for cruise travellers to explore the city right before they head off to sea or from the moment they disembark.
From the Marina Bay Cruise Centre, you’ll be able to walk right over to Gardens by the Bay for a unique view of the city skyline. Be sure to go for a spin onboard the Singapore Flyer, one of the world’s tallest ferris wheels and take in the breathtaking panorama of Singapore. Culture vultures can also make a trip to the ArtScience Museum? between shopping and sightseeing at Marina Bay Sands?.
The Singapore Cruise Centre is strategically located at the Sentosa Harbourfront precinct, making it the ideal docking destination if you’re looking to explore Sentosa Island, where there’s plenty of fun to be had—think Universal Studios Singapore, the marine-themed S.E.A. Aquarium, and a slew of luxury hotels such as Hard Rock Hotel and Festive Hotel at Resorts World Sentosa. For the outdoorsy among you, try navigating the undulating turns of the Southern Ridges—you can start right from the Singapore Cruise Centre. You’ll feel a sense of achievement while enjoying spectacular skyline views, as you trek to the top of Mount Faber or the elevated Forest Walk.
It’s easy to get to the heart of the city from both cruise centres via the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), buses, and taxis. For instance, shopping and lifestyle district Orchard Road is just a 30-minute bus ride away from the Singapore Cruise Centre.
Hop on a cruise-liner at any of Singapore’s cruise centres and sail forth to your next adventure. Travel to the region’s best destinations by sea and get a taste of the diverse experiences Southeast Asia has to offer—there’s something for everyone.
For an easy city vacation, make a trip to neighbouring Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, for a spot of shopping or dining. Families can spend a fun-filled day at Sunway Lagoon, a water amusement park, where both the young and young-at-heart can delight in the six themed zones. Just slather on some sunscreen, slide on those sunglasses and revel in the sun and the fun.
For those a little more restless, consider heading to Bangkok. You’ll be rewarded with a trip that comes packed with a pinch of chaos and edge (not to mention, fantastic shopping options in the city’s many megamalls).
Alternatively, head to Vietnam to chase that adrenaline rush. Bring your adventurous pals on a boat tour of the Mekong Delta to see the Vietnamese countryside as well as the iconic floating market, or go on a speed boat tour along the Saigon River to the historic Cu Chi Tunnels.
When you feel like slowing down your pace a little, there are plenty of beautiful destinations nearby. Take Penang, for instance—the city brims with old-world charm, and you can spend your time there leisurely discovering local cuisine or marvelling at the city’s historical architecture. For a classic island escapade, head to Krabi to experience idyllic isles, lush jungle and pristine beaches. Imagine checking into an ocean-view resort and gazing upon Krabi’s clear waters and awe-inspiring limestone karsts. Now that’s paradise.