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Royal Caribbean, the line famous for its fabulous and innovative rides, will soon be charging for some of them on Quantum of the Seas.

The ship, which will be homeported in Singapore, a major fly-cruise hub for Australians, is known for activities like the North Star and Ripcord by iFly.

The line said the charge will improve, “the guest experience by minimising wait time and no show reservations”.

Currently, guests sailing Alaska are paying fees of US$20 for an experience, where cruisers get views of the stunning glaciers, while they are enjoying a hot chocolate for the premium experience. Otherwise, the North Star is still free.

And there are no plans to add fees to rides on ships sailing in Australia and New Zealand, said an official statement from RCL.

Guests will be able to purchase tickets for these activities on Cruise Planner. The costs for these features onboard Quantum of the Seas’ Singapore departures will be:

  • Ripcord by iFly: $29 pp USD
  • North Star: $12 adults pp USD / $8 child pp USD (up to 11 years)
  • Bumper Cars: Complimentary (with option to upgrade to Express Lane for $5 pp USD)
  • Note: Express Lane option is to be paid onboard at the Seaplex/Bumper Car area

Guests will be able to purchase tickets for these activities on Cruise Planner.

These new fees apply to Quantum of the Season roundtrip sailings out of Singapore starting on November 16, 2019.  Cruises that are nine nights or more in length and repositioning sailings are excluded from these new fees.