Mar 12, 2008

World's largest cruise ships to dock at Marina South by 2010

Singapore set to host world's largest cruise ships by 2010
Channel NewsAsia 12 Mar 08;

full article on the wildsingapore news blog

SINGAPORE: The world's largest cruise ships currently being built are set to dock in Singapore by 2010, when the new International Cruise Terminal at Marina South is expected to be completed.

The new terminal will double the number of cruise berths in the country to four, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) said.

The International Cruise Terminal at Marina South has deep waters, a large turning basin and no height restrictions, enabling it to accommodate the largest cruise ships currently being built.

Together with the current Singapore Cruise Centre, STB said it expects the new terminal to increase the country's cruise passenger handling capacity and achieve the targeted 1.6 million cruise passengers per annum by 2015.

Last year, the Singapore Cruise Centre reported a cruise passenger volume of over 943,000, an increase of more than 10 per cent over the 857,000 passengers in 2006.

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