Posted May 12th, 2018, 10:46 PM
I am in the same situation, I'll be arriving just past midnight. The cruise line rep arrives at the airport for the m & g and transfer to the ship at 9AM. Are there lounges once exiting the secured area ti pick up luggage?
I found this topic on Tripadvisor that might help answer your question.
On another thread I also read about an lounge accessible outside of immigration but the reviews are hit and miss......mainly a noise issue.
I have stayed both at transit hotel in terminal one and it was good to get a good sleep. We were in transit though so we didn't have to worry about our bags going to Lost and Found. We have also stayed at the Crowne Plaza and that was also excellent. Not noisy at all. These do book out so if you decide to do either of those options I would book sooner rather then later.
The other option is to get a cheap hotel overnight. Taxis are cheap though you will get a surcharge for being a late night taxi. A tip with the taxi.....they will also add a surcharge for using a credit card and not all taxi's take them. When you wait in line if you wish to use a CC let the taxi regulator know so he can set you up with a car that will accept it. Not great in the early hours of the morning to get stuck with a taxi that can't accept a card for payment.
There are lots of ATM's in the airport so maybe just get a some Singapore dollars there. Especially if you need to buy food before boarding the ship.
I hope this helps.