Around 100 disadvantaged children were among the first to board Princess Cruises’ Sapphire Princess from Singapore, when the ship made her maiden call at Marina Bay Cruise Centre.
The children were from the Jamiyah Children’s Home and Pertapis Children’s Home – institutions that provide a safe environment and protection for young people.
During the tour of the 2,670-passenger ship, children were able to explore the vessel and experience onboard activities such as the Kid’s Centre and Movies Under the Stars poolside screen.
Princess Cruises director of Southeast Asia, Farriek Tawfik said hosting the children gave them a rare opportunity to experience the fun onboard a cruise ship.
“This is the first time that Princess Cruises is organising such a tour for under-privileged children in this region,” he said.
“This also makes for a wonderful Children’s Day gift for the children.”
Sapphire Princess will return to Singapore in November this year for her inaugural five-month homeport season.
During her stay she will say on a range of five- to- 21-day itineraries, including a five-night roundtrip to Thailand departing 8 January, which visits Bangkok and Koh Samui.
There’s also a 15-night Thailand Indonesia Grand Adventure leaving Singapore on 8 January 2015, with calls to Bangkok, Koh Samui, Jakarta, Benoa, Komodo Island and Lombok.