Posted August 7th, 2012, 02:27 AM
I hope to be on the Mariner of the Seas when she arrives in Singapore at 6 a.m. on June 1, 2013. My flight doesn't leave until close to midnight. Can anyone give me a suggestion as to what my options would be to do a city sightseeing tour during the day and where to have dinner?
Also, I'd appreciate some input as to stowing my luggage for the day; or shall I leave the ship, go to the airport with the luggage, stow it there, and then return to the city for sightseeing?
Thank you in advance!
For dinner, I'm assuming that you are part of a couple. If not then this is probably not for you but if you are with your lady/partner then I highly recommend dinner on the Singapore Flyer. The Flyer is like the London Eye except I believe it's actually bigger. They have a couple of the capsules given over to silver service dining of an evening. We have done this, and will be doing it again pre-cruise in January. You order your meal and drinks online, and then just turn up in nice clothing for a lovely, and very different, eating experience. You have a pre-dinner drink in a lounge and then board the Flyer where you find beautifully set tables with starched linen tablecloths etc, and great service. You enjoy an appetiser and entree as the wheel slowly rotates. When it gets back to its starting position, the main courses are brought on board and you enjoy your main course as the wheel does another circuit. At the end of it you go back into the lounge for dessert and coffee. It really is a special experience, fine dining way up there with those wonderful views, and I can't imagine anybody not loving it. You can check it out at the Singapore Flyer website.
Re things to do during the day, you can always jump on a hop-on/hop-off bus, do a full circuit and then stop off at places that appeal. The duck tours - an amphibious vehicle that drives through the city but then takes to the water (like a duck) for a trip around Boat Quay and Clarke Quay is good fun. Alternatively, a trip in the cable car over to Sentosa Island, Singapore's fun island, makes for a few happy hours, particularly now that they have all the attractions up and running.
Whatever you do, enjoy it in that wonderful city of Singapore.