Welcome to Singapore
Cruise Nation are delighted to bring you our great range of Singapore Cruise & Stay Holidays. This means that Cruise Nation bring you massive choice on cruise lines to sail with throughout the year. Our Singapore Smart Packages feature FREE stays in one of many handpicked hotels which are all centrally located in Singapore providing you with the ideal base from which to explore all that this exciting destination has to offer.
With our Singapore Cruise & Stay packages, your flights will always be included. We also offer flights from a number of regional airports throughout the UK giving you much greater flexibility and making your holiday experience as smooth as possible.
From the space-like Gardens by the Bay to ancient temples and colonial buildings, Singapore's architecture is second-to-none, and with green parks, treetop walks and wildlife reserves within the city, you won't ever feel like your far from an escape into nature.
It's not just Singapore's combination of old-world and modern, or city and nature that makes it unique - it's the diverse nature of nationalities that call it home. Chinese, Malay, Western and Indian cultures all fuse together here to create a city which is packed full of delicious food, vibrant markets and colourful clothing.
No matter what kind of cuisine you are searching for, you'll find it on the streets of Singapore. As well as being home to some of the most luxurious hotels and restaurants in the world, Singapore is a street-food capital, with night markets, hawker stalls and hidden-away hot spots serving every kind of international cuisine you can imagine.
Wash all of that incredible food down with a cocktail from one of the city's many rooftop bars, preferably with a prime seat for the nightly light show which takes place at the Gardens by the Bay. Finish your night with a trip to one of Singapore's top dance clubs, where the party lasts until the sun comes up.
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Things to do in Singapore
Gardens by the Bay
Singapore's spectacular Gardens by the Bay are a favourite for visitors of all ages.…
Gardens by the Bay
The futuristic gardens, which cost S$1 billion to create, cover over 100-hectares and include the space-like biodomes and fantastical Supertrees. For the best views of the sea, city and garden, head for the OCBC Skyway, which connects two of the Supertrees in the sky.
For Hollywood-style rides and thrills, head to Singapore's Universal Studios at Resorts World Sentosa.…
The family-friendly amusement park has fun for all ages, whether it's the braving the Battlestar Galactica - the world’s tallest pair of duelling rollercoasters - or settling down to watch much-loved animated films such as Shrek.
Running for more than 40 years, the Singapore Zoo is classed as one of the most beautiful in the world.…
Animals are free to roam in their natural habitats, with more than 26 hectares of land. Home to over 300 species, visitors can see animals including orangutans, a polar bear, a white tiger, lions and a white rhinoceros.
Sands SkyPark Observation Deck
This is one of the most amazing places to witness the nightly Spectra light and water show.…
Sands SkyPark Observation Deck
Located 57 levels above the city, on the top of the iconic Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Sands SkyPark Observation Deck offers incredible views of the Gardens by the Bay, the Marina South Pier and all the way out to the Singapore Strait.
Restaurants in Singapore
Located within Singapore's Botanic Gardens, Corner House is the Michelin-starred, award-winning restaurant helmed by chef Jason Tan. Featuring Tan's "Gastro-Botanica" cuisine, dishes are inspired by the surrounding gardens, with highlights including A4-grade Japanese Toriyama beef. The two-storey Black and White bungalow, which dates back to 1910, is a work of art in itself, with much of the original architecture remaining intact.
Hanare Japanese Restaurant
The offshoot of Yamashita Teppei's flagship Teppei restaurant, Hanare is a buffet-style joint offering delicious bowls at far more affordable prices. While Teppei's might get booked out months in advance, Hanare is wonderfully walk-in, with freshly caught seafood bowls and Japanese rice for less than the price of a cocktail.
Known as one of Singapore's best French restaurants, Jaan is located on the 70th floor of the Swissotel, offering some of the finest Marina Bay views in the city. If you can peel your eyes away from the floor to ceiling glass windows for long enough to take in the menu, you'll find an exquisite, seasonally changing menu from chef Kirk Westaway. Vegetarians will also love Jaan's Jardin Gourmand menu.
Located on the ground floor of the sleek Dorsett Residences, Candlenut is one of Singapore's most famous restaurants. Offering traditional and modern takes on classic Peranakan dishes, chef Malcolm Lee and his team bring Candlenut diners options including "buah keluak", or black nut, broth with beef cheeks.
Fancy having a drink at the highest alfresco bar in the world? Head for 1-Altitude - sitting at 282 metres above sea level and offering incredible 360-degree views of Singapore. The stylish bar, which is also the highest point in Singapore, is an A-lister haven, with a sunken dancefloor, top DJs and a delicious menu.
If you're looking to dance until the small hours on any night of the week, Singapore's Attica club is the place to be. Past DJs include international star Paul Oakenfold and it's worth keeping an eye out for the next big name spinning the decks here.
Hidden behind an unmarked door off Ann Siang Road, Operation Dagger is one of Singapore's best secret bars. The minimal interior allows for focus on the main event - the cocktails. Created by duo Aki Nishikura and Luke Whearty, the simple but innovative menu features unique concoctions that have to be tried to be believed.
TAP Craft Beer Bar
If beer, rather than cocktails, is your drink of choice, head to TAP Craft Beer Bar. The laid-back bar is home to more than 20 tap beers and a great selection of bottled beers served with knowledge by the team of Cicerone Beer Server bar staff. Try an innovative brew - like the Watermelon Wheat by Lost Coast Brewery or opt for one of the many U.S. breweries, like Blue Moon, Green Flash and Dogfish Head.
For glamorous cocktails in a decadent setting, nowhere in Singapore compares to Atlas. Located on the ground floor of Parkview Square - an Art Deco building boasting a 25ft high bar - Atlas is home to the world's largest collection of gins, with more than 1,000 types and counting. Their cocktails are legendary but for something truly special, try one of their vintage gins dating back to the early 1900's.
Events in Singapore
A family-focused festival that celebrates the end of the autumn harvest, this was traditionally a time to offer thanks to the gods. Today, the Mid-Autumn festival sees moon-viewing parties take place and the Singapore sky alight with paper lanterns, as well as the age-old tradition of making mooncakes - made with lotus seed paste and egg yolk and filled with everything from chocolate to champagne truffle.
Chinese New Year
Marking the first day of the first month in the Chinese lunar calendar, Singapore comes alive during Chinese New Year. The annual River Hongbao held in NS Square is a particularly popular event during the celebrations, with lanterns depicting the Chinese zodiac and a host of street performances and amusement rides. Visitors can also see the Chingay Parade - a grand display of floats, costumes and performers.
One of the biggest cultural festivals in Singapore, Deepavali is the Hindu celebration of the triumph of light over dark, and good over evil. Also known as "Diwali" or the "Festival of Lights" visitors to Singapore during the festival will see the streets lit up with incredible light installations and decorations.