Unsung S'pore icons: Fair winds for cruises to nowhere

Since cruises to nowhere were piloted in a safe cruising programme that kicked off last November, demand has been steady.
Since cruises to nowhere were piloted in a safe cruising programme that kicked off last November, demand has been steady.ST PHOTO: GIN TAY
In July, Quantum of the Seas extended its cruising season to next February.
In July, Quantum of the Seas extended its cruising season to next February.ST PHOTO: GIN TAY

SINGAPORE - Once seen as grandma's vacation or a floating casino on the high seas, cruises to nowhere have found new fans over the past six months.

Passing through security checks and immigration clearance at Marina Bay Cruise Centre ignites the distant memory of travel. What was once an obligation, even a chore, now feels novel.

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