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Cruise line Royal Caribbean celebrated the return of port call sailings in Phuket on October 30, with the popular Thai destination now offered on four- to seven-night cruises with Spectrum of the Seas.
Speaking at a commemorative event, Angie Stephen, vice president and managing director, Asia-Pacific, Royal Caribbean International, said: “Thailand is hugely popular with our guests from Singapore – its distinctive food, culture and welcoming locals have made the country a destination of choice for many, and we are thrilled to be able to visit Phuket again so travellers can fully experience the wonders and rich heritage of the Southeast Asian region.”
The celebratory event was attended by Cherngchai Chomcherngpat, commander-in-chief of the Royal Thai Navy and deputy director of Thai Maritime Enforcement Command Center, as well as Phuket governor Narong Wun Siew.
Stephen said the cruise line’s return to Phuket will uplift the local travel and tourism industries.
Royal Caribbean continues to work closely with governments in the Asia region to rebuild cruise tourism, with itineraries to Vietnam, China and Japan set to be offered in its 2023-24 sailings.
Meanwhile, Spectrum of the Seas has brought back its All Access Tour, which takes guests behind the scenes to show how the Royal Caribbean experience is brought to life. Conducted by the most senior officers onboard, participants can learn more about the technological side of cruising along with exciting fun facts through exclusive access to onboard facilities such as the navigational center of the ship.