Singapore’s cruise holiday season in full swing

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Singapore’s two cruise terminals were flat out this holiday weekend, with the Singapore Cruise Centre playing host to the Costa Victoria before it sailed to Phuket, and the Superstar Gemini before it set off for a day at sea. That’s around 3,200 passengers leaving and begin replaced by new cruisers.

The Marina Bay Cruise Centre sees Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas and the Celebrity Millennium berthing today – that’s another 5,000 passengers.

So that’s over 8,000 passengers who left their ships and another 8,000 who joined their ships. Quite a turnover.

Meanwhile, Keppel Bay also saw the luxury yacht Mayen Queen, reportedly owned by Alberto Bailleres, a Mexican billionaire, moored up. He controls the second biggest Mexican mining company and the largest silver producer, as well as a department store chain.

Bailleres’s Mayan Queen is a 301.84 foot super yacht built by Blohm & Voss in 2008 at a cost $140 million.

The Mayan Queen is the 37th biggest yacht in the world, according to website superyachts.com.

The super yacht is so large it is almost one-quarter the length of the world’s biggest cruise liner, Royal Caribbean International’s 360-metre-long Allure of the Seas.

It has a cruising speed of 20 knots and a top speed of 22 knots, room for up to 16 guests and 24 crew.Superstar Gemini and Costa Victoria at the Singapore Cruise CentreDSC01437

Mayan Queen Keppel Bay

Mayan Queen Keppel Bay