Royal Caribbean increases sailings and capacity from Singapore this September onwards

Sports Deck, Mariner of the Seas
NEW DELHI, May 5, 2017: In the light of increased demand, Royal Caribbean International has announced that Mariner of the Seas will be starting her upcoming Southeast Asian season a month earlier, adding 10 roundtrip sailings from Singapore in September 2017. The cruise brand’s presence in the region will get an additional boost with Voyager of the Seas’ first winter/spring season from Singapore in October 2018, bringing more capacity to the region as she swops places with sister ship Mariner of the Seas.

Mrs. Ratna Chadha, Chief Executive, TIRUN, exclusive representative of Royal Caribbean International said, “We have started taking bookings for Mariner of the Seas and are expecting unprecedented demand again, like every year. The sailings are perfectly in consonance with the holiday season in India which is a peak time for travel enthusiasts who are now becoming more likely to cruise in big groups with their extended family and friends. With an addition of 10 roundtrip sailings in September and an early festive on the anvil, Mariner of the Seas is yet again going to be one of the most sought-after cruise ships for Indian cruise lovers.”

The 3,807-guest Mariner of the Seas will be returning to Singapore on September 10th this year for her 2017/18 season, instead of October as originally scheduled. The sales for her new September cruises open for sale today. They include the nine-night one-way cruise from Shanghai to Singapore on September 1st with calls at Xiamen and Ho Chi Minh City plus an overnight in Hong Kong which coincides with the Singapore one-week school holidays; and a mix of three- to five-night Southeast Asian itineraries. The ship will then be deployed to Miami, Florida in April 2018, after having homeported year-round in Asia out of Singapore and China since 2013.

About Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean International is an award-winning global cruise brand with a 48-year legacy of innovation and introducing industry “firsts” never before seen at sea. The cruise line features an expansive and unmatched array of features and amenities only found on Royal Caribbean including, jaw-dropping, Broadway-style entertainment and industry-acclaimed programming that appeals to families and adventurous vacationers alike. Onboard, guests are catered to with the cruise line’s world-renowned friendly and engaging Gold Anchor Service by every staff and crew member. Royal Caribbean has been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 14 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards and named the “Best Cruise Operator” for 9 consecutive years at the TTG Travel Awards as well as “Best Cruise Line” at the Travel Weekly Asia’s Reader’s Choice Awards 2015 and 2016.

The cruise line sails 24 of the world’s most innovative cruise ships to the most popular destinations in Bermuda and the Caribbean, Europe, Canada and New England, Alaska, South America, Asia, and Australia and New Zealand. Media can stay up-to-date by following @RoyalCaribPR on Twitter, and visiting RoyalCaribbeanPressCenter.com.

About TIRUN:
TIRUN Travel Marketing is the exclusive India Representative for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. with a portfolio of 3 of its cruise brands including Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises. A leading travel marketing company, TIRUN along with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. pioneered the concept of cruising in India in 1993 and continues to successfully undertake exclusive sales and marketing for the various brands while also providing operational support pan-India. Headquartered in New Delhi, the company has on ground presence in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Pune & Kolkata. Today TIRUN is the most invested and experienced Cruise Company in the country.

Incepted in 1991 as Discover the World Marketing (DTWM), and later rechristened to TIRUN in the year 2001, the Company has introduced many acclaimed international brands to the country, some of which include US Airways, Hyatt Hotels, Hertz and Universal Studio's.