Singapore cruise guide

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Singapore photo by Arian Zwegers (Flickr)Singapore is bound to be one of the most interesting places you’ll ever visit. This small nation has come a long way since its inception as a British colony, and now offers a unique taste of Asian culture.

Cruise 1st Australia has a number of Singapore cruise deals on offer – head over to our Singapore cruises page to find out more.

Why choose a Singapore cruise?

As we mentioned before, it’s undoubtedly one of the more interesting tourist spots you’re ever likely to a visit – a hotbed of international trade with a very strict standard of living, which means you may come up against some rules and customs you’re not used to.

Singapore earned a reputation as a ‘nanny state’ due to the government’s hands-on approach to almost every aspect of its citizens lives. In attempt to encourage tourists, it has eased up on many of these rules – you can now chew gum as long as you have a prescription(!), for example.

The upside of this attention to detail is that Singapore is spotlessly clean and very pretty. It’s actually illegal to spit, and you’re also forbidden to drop litter or smoke in public places. There’s also a reason why Singapore is often referred to as ‘The Garden City’: greenery is everywhere, with various tree conservation areas and rain forest to see.

It’s an easy place for English speakers to visit, with the government actively encouraging citizens to speak proper English, and with plenty of English signery. Street food is good, and varied: from stir-fried prawns to fish soup noodles, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice.

Although Singapore is a relatively new country – established in 1819 – the country is big on preserving its old architecture. This means the place is ideal for lovers of beautiful buildings and different cultures.

Singapore is also one of the safest nations on the planet. Taxi drivers are honest and polite, while muggings are rare, and women can walk around in summer clothing without hassle.

Book a Singapore cruise

You can book a cruise over at our Singapore cruises page. Here are some of the current highlights:

Singapore to Shanghai – fly/stay/cruise
6th March 2014 for 11 nights
Mariner of the Seas

After flying from Australia to Singapore, you’ll cruise to Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Xiamen (China), Baoshan and Shanghai, before returning to Australia.

Asia Repositioning
27th March 2014 for 14 nights
Voyager of the Seas

Setting off from Perth, this cruise stops off at Port Hedland, Laem Chabang, Vung Tau and Singapore.

The Spice Route & Golden Triangle
2nd April 2014 for 19 nights
Azamara Journey

Setting off from Singapore, this cruise stops at Belawan (Indonesia), Phuket, Colombo, Cochin, Mumbai, Jaipur, Agra and Delhi.

These are just a handful of the great Singapore cruise deals we currently have to offer. To see the full range and book a deal, visit our Singapore cruises page.

Image Sourced Via Flickr Creative Commons. Credit:Arian Zwegers 

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Alyssa Beit

Alyssa lives in Sydney, NSW. Born on the 14th October and is a Social and Human Service Assistant at Cruise 1st Australia. She is in her early 40’s and loves tranquility on luxury cruises.

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