Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas cruise ship has arrived in Singapore for its second consecutive season of sailings.
The liner docked at the Marina Bay Cruise Centre on Wednesday, following an eight-night voyage from Shanghai. It will now homeport in Singapore until March 2015, offering a total of 29 sailings.
These will include a range of three-, four- and five-night itineraries to such destinations as Kuala Lumpur, Kuantan, Penang, Langkawi and Phuket. It will also embark on a series of longer seven-night cruises to Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City.
The season also features festive cruises for Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year.
The 15-deck, 3,800-passenger Mariner of the Seas is the Royal Caribbean’s largest Asia-based ship and offers a range of facilities, including duty-free shops, an ice-skating rink, full-sized sports court and rock-climbing wall.
There is also a three-tier theatre, and the ship is part of Royal Caribbean’s tie-up with DreamWorks, which will see characters from Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda entertain guests.