Cruise to Nowhere

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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..

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7 thoughts on “Cruise to Nowhere

    • November 29, 2020 at 5:43 pm
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      Thanks, will let you know….

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  • November 29, 2020 at 4:23 pm
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    Better get more than just the Covid test done while you are there.

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  • November 29, 2020 at 5:20 pm
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    Nice mates! Very envious, have an amazing time and next time I’m joining xx

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    • November 29, 2020 at 5:43 pm
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      Will hold you to that!!!

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  • January 4, 2021 at 11:15 pm
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    This sounds great! I would be happy with anything just to get out of the home routine right now. Somehow I missed this series, but better late than never as now I have a few posts to read 🙂

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    • January 5, 2021 at 3:59 pm
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      A new view and routine is definitely a good idea, going on two more of these cruises in Jan 2021…

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