Singapore launches cruises to nowhere

Cruises to nowhere

will be launched by Singapore

Courtesy: Genting Cruise Lines

as the travel hub tries to kick-start its tourism industry

The cruises are open only to people living in the country

They will sail in waters just off the city-state

(SOUNDBITE) (English) PASSENGER OF GENTING DREAM CRUISE AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF KELLER MEDIA, ROBERT GAXIOLA, SAYING:"Yeah, maybe a little bit of cabin fever. I think it's been hard on everybody, with the measures we had to put in place - and it's the idea of just getting out of Singapore, even just for little bit, a few days, it's just really an attractive thing. Especially when you know that all the safety measures are in place."

A three-night sail on the cruise costs $257 and up