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Royal Caribbean Prepares for Restart of Cruising in Asia
Entertainers on Quantum rehearsing

Royal Caribbean Prepares for Restart of Cruising in Asia

Royal Caribbean Prepares for Restart of Cruising in Asia
Entertainers on Quantum rehearsing

November 27, 2020

Adam Coulter
UK Managing Editor
By Adam Coulter
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(8:10 a.m. EST) -- Almost nine months after worldwide cruising was paused, Royal Caribbean is preparing to restart -- in Singapore on December 1 on Quantum of the Seas.
The line's head of entertainment, Nick Weir, posted a series of
images on Twitter
of entertainment staff in rehearsal -- complete with feathers and masks -- which Weir joked was a "showbiz first".
Quantum's return to the seas has been trailled for some time -- back in October Alaska resident Riley Tench, who works as a lighting technician for the line, posted a video on YouTube revealing he was preparing to make the long journey to Singapore and getting set for two weeks quarantine.
Nick wrote on Twitter: "Rehearsals in Singapore are on! Theater tech is now de-mothballed and is at 100%. Casts out of #Quarantine, deep in the rehearsal process. Feathers plus masks, a showbiz first. Proud to be helping to lead the way back to live shows on #PlanetEarth."
Offering short (three to four-day) cruises to nowhere for Singaporeans only, Quantum will be the first ship in the fleet to resume sailing since March.
The 4,180-passenger ship will be sailing half full in line with Singapore's health protocols and will have a raft of new health measures including pre-boarding COVID-19 tests, improved ventilation systems, deep cleaning and social distancing.
We're onboard: Follow our Singapore correspondent Heidi Sarna, co-founder and editor of
QuirkyCruise.com
as she samples one of Quantum of the Seas' first sailings on December 7th.
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