SINGAPORE — First there were flights to nowhere, now there are cruises to nowhere.
This week, Singapore announced a pilot program where cruises will make round trips to the city-state with no port of call in between. Capacity would be limited to 50% and passengers must be Singapore residents.
The move is a fresh attempt to bolster travel demand in the middle of a coronavirus pandemic that’s infected 36 million people around the world and crippled the global tourism industry.
To participate, cruise lines have to obtain a mandatory safety certification and will be subjected to an audit before they are allowed to commence sailing. Genting Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean International…