Royal Caribbean International today reached a new milestone by welcoming its millionth guest sailing from Singapore – a momentous way to kick start 2018 which is its 11th year of operation in Asia. Singaporean Mr Wong Sin Fatt, 52, boarded Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas earlier this afternoon in full surprise as he was welcomed and cheered by Royal Caribbean crew and staff in the millionth guest countdown at the ship’s gangway. The celebration continued at the ship’s Viking Crown Lounge, where both the ship’s Captain Claus Andersen and Mr Sean Treacy, Managing Director, Asia Pacific of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. presented to Mr Wong the millionth guest prize package worth over US$2,400.
Mr. Wong can look forward to a free cruise holiday for him and his sibling in his stateroom for his current 4-night Penang & Phuket Cruise sponsored by Royal Caribbean, plus VIP treatment for both. In addition, the cruise line is treating both of them to onboard credit of US$300 which they can spend on for instance specialty dining, shore excursions, shopping and even the special behind-the-scenes tour. Mr Wong also receives a cruise certificate worth US$1,000 for his next cruise holiday.
“This definitely made my holiday knowing that I’m the millionth guest for Royal Caribbean! This is my first time with Royal Caribbean, but never dreamt of winning something like this. My sister wanted a different holiday experience for the whole family, and I’m really excited about my prize that I’m sharing with my family with me here,” said Mr Wong, who is travelling with his family of eight for a vacation.
Mr Treacy said, “We have been looking forward to this day to welcome our millionth guest and thanking him in a big ‘Royal’ way. Crossing this milestone in a span of 10 years here represents a true achievement for us, and this would not have been possible without the strong support of all our guests and key stakeholders including the Singapore Tourism Board and Changi Airport Group which partner us on fly-cruise marketing, as well as the two cruise terminals in Singapore.
“We are happy that more and more people are cruising with us as we bring more and larger ships to Singapore and the region over the last decade, growing from a 2,000-guest ship 10 years ago to three ships double the size today. They include our newest Quantum Class ship Ovation of the Seas and Voyager of the Seas which will be back for more sailings later this year. We hope to continue making Royal Caribbean International a top vacation choice in Asia – and that we can expect our next millionth guest very soon.”