What a year 2020 has been, lots of change in everyone’s existence, most not for the good, which has made it difficult to want to post. Time to change that.
On 03 Dec 2020 I am departing Singapore on a Cruise, but to where…. Well nowhere. The Singapore Tourist Bureau and the Singapore Government has team up with a couple of cruise lines, Dream Cruises and Royal Caribbean, to enable Singaporean Residents, like me, to get a few days “out of the country” on a Cruise to Nowhere.
My cruise is a 4 night 3 day long trip around the Straits, apparently we are only allowed to go as far as 6 hours cruising away from Singapore, which is probably around 120 to 150 nautical miles (200 to 280 kms or 140 to 175 miles).
Whilst we are not stopping at any ports, I am still looking forward to seeing the islands and the Straits around Singapore. The last time I sailed into Singapore on a vessel it was a submarine, they don’t have windows, so did not see anything. A very different experience to cruising on-board the Quantum of Seas in a Junior Suite.
It will also be an interesting trip as I get to experience @WineBear007’s first time “at sea”. Though the Straits around Singapore are some the most protected and therefore flat waters around. I doubt there will be any issues other than slow service when it comes to drinks, but even that will probably not an issue considering that the Ship is only allowed 50% occupancy with 100% of the crew.
In order to be passed fit to board the Ship all passengers and Crew have to have been in Singapore for at least 14 days prior to sailing and also have passed a Covid rtPCR SARS-CoV-2 test no more than 3 days prior. I am going in for mine on 30 Nov 2020. Fingers crossed I pass that.
More to come..