Cruise ships departing Singapore
Cruise ships departing Singapore are numerous, with more than 12 major cruise lines and over 30 different ships docking at the ports. You can find all sorts - cheap cruises, last minute deals, long journeys and quick getaways. Compare the many options from the following vessels:
Major cruise lines that depart Singapore
There is a grand selection of cruise ships that call into Singapore. No matter your ocean holiday preferences, there’s bound to be a ship leaving Singapore with your name on it.
Seabourn - All the cabins on Seabourn ships are suites, and have their very own view of the ocean. If that’s not enticing enough, the excellent passenger service, superb dining options and all-inclusive luxury will have you sailing out of Singapore in no time.
Celebrity Cruises - Celebrity Cruises offer a touch of luxury and grown-up fun. Enjoy Penthouse Suites or comfortable interior cabins; the range of accommodation options suit all styles and budgets.
Carnival Cruises - Bright and colourful cruises await you when you book a holiday from Singapore with Carnival Cruises. With entertainment suitable for every age group, Carnival Cruises is an excellent option for a family cruise getaway.
Silversea - Think floating boutique hotel with a splash of extra elegance. That’s what you’ll get when you cruise with Silversea. Top class dining experiences, cosy libraries, and 24-hour room service are just some of the perks you can look forward to.
Oceania Cruises - Intimate and luxurious ships make up the Oceania Cruises fleet, all of which provide passengers with fine dining, lavish amenities, and spectacular shore excursions. With Oceania Cruises, it really is ‘Your World, Your Way’.
Destinations - Where can you cruise to from Singapore?
Asia - Stay close to home when you cruise from Singapore to nearby cities in Asia. Cheap cruises to Phuket, Ho Chi Minh City, Tokyo, and Hong Kong are just the beginning.
Australia - From Singapore to Down Under; cruise to Australia and stop in at ports such as Benoa and Lambok on your way to major Aussie cities like Brisbane and Sydney.
New Zealand - Head south to beautiful New Zealand. With cruise ships docking in at Wellington, Napier, Bay of Islands, and Auckland, you’ll get a Kiwi experience like no other.
World - Explore the seven seas by setting sail from Singapore to the world. Cruise around the south of India, stopping in at Mumbai on your way to Dubai, or journey all the way up to Vancouver, Canada.
Passenger numbers - How many people go cruising from Singapore?
In 2015 alone, Singapore’s cruise industry saw over 1.02 million passengers arrive and depart its shores, with 385 ship calls over the course of the year. That’s a significant 14% increase from the 800,000 they saw in 2014.
Singapore Ports - Where are the Singapore cruise terminals and what are their capacities?
Conveniently located at the HarbourFront precinct just a short distance from Changi Airport, Singapore Cruise Centre has the capacity for 2 cruise ships concurrently. It is also right next to the Regional Ferry Terminal for easy access to the surrounding local ports.
A newer facility, the Marina Bay Cruise Centre was completed in 2012 and boasts an incredible new terminal. The centre has the capacity to berth two of the largest cruise ships on the seas concurrently, without losing passenger processing efficiency.
Facilities - What are the facilities at the Singapore cruise terminals?
Both Singapore’s cruise centres have excellent facilities, so you can relax knowing that any last minute needs will be met before you set off on your holiday.
In 2012, the Singapore Cruise Centre underwent a major renovation. It is now a very modern building with a range of dining options, luggage services, free WiFi and improved customs and processing procedures.
The brand new Marina Bay Cruise Centre was completed in 2012, and is located closer to central Singapore than to the airport. This terminal has everything a cruiser needs prior to boarding, with information desks, currency exchange and a variety of food and drink options.
How to get to and from the Singapore cruise terminals
Public transport in Singapore is extensive and relatively cheap, so getting to the cruise terminals is easy. A bus or train fare will only cost a few dollars, or check out the city’s Tourist Pass if you’re planning to explore Singapore before embarking your cruise ship.
Singapore Cruise Centre
Getting there from the airport:
It’s a short 10 minute drive from the airport along Airport Blvd. (Approx. taxi fare $17)
Take the 24 bus to Bedok Station, transfer to the 35 bus to Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal. Singapore Cruise Centre is opposite.
Getting there from the CBD:
It’s a 20-minute drive from downtown Singapore, via the Tanah Merah Ferry Rd.
Take Bus 35 from Bedok Station for 8 stops. Get off at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal. Singapore Cruise Centre is opposite.
Marina Bay Cruise Centre
Getting there from the airport:
By car, take Exit 3 from the MCE/Central Boulevard, turn right onto Marina Boulevard to Marina Coastal Drive. The terminal is on your left. Drive will take around 20 minutes. (Approx. taxi fare $26)
Take the East West train line as far as City Hall. Swap to North South Line towards Marina South Pier.
Getting there from the CBD:
It’s a 20-minute drive, depending on traffic, to Marina Bay Cruise Centre.
Board the MRT train North-South Line towards Marina Bay Station. It’s just a short walk along the sheltered linkway to Marina Bay Cruise Centre.
Where to park your car at Singapore Ports
Singapore Cruise Centre has a multistory car parking facilities for passengers. From 1am - 7am it costs $2 per hour, and $1.20 per hour between 7am and 6pm. If you enter the car park after 6pm then you pay a flat entry rate of $2.40.
Marina Bay Cruise Centre has the DriveCruise service, which allows passengers to park their cars at a discounted rate. The most useful parking option is the DriveCruise Package, which has a variety of options depending on the length of your cruise. For example, it’s $45 for a 4-Day 3-Night cruise per vehicle. See their website for more details.
Weather - When is the best time to book a cruise from Singapore?
Popular cruise seasons in Singapore are in the summer, but it can get pretty hot and sticky. The best time to book a cruise in Singapore is the slightly cooler months of November and March. Booking a cruise in these shoulder months means not only will you have a little relief from the heat, but prices should come down a little.