Cruise Centre is a cruise terminal located in the south of Singapore in the vicinity of HarbourFront
and in Keppel Harbour
. Built in 1991 by the then Port of Singapore
Authority and upgraded in 1998 by Port of Singapore Authority, it comprises two terminals, namely the International Passenger Terminal (IPT), and the Regional Ferry Terminal (RFT). The Singapore Cruise Centre Pte Ltd took over management of the centre on 1 April 2003 when PSA Corporation divested its non-core businesses.
Today, the centre handles a throughput of over 7 million cruise and ferry passengers a year, of which about 950,000 are cruise passengers.
The RFT has six berths and caters to maritime traffic to the nearby destinations of Batam and the Karimun Islands of Indonesia
, namely Tanjung Balai. The IPT handles international cruise ships, and has two berths of 310 metres and 270 metres with a height limit of 52 metres. With a draft of 12 metres, it can handle most of the largest cruise ships in operation today. It underwent an upgrade in 2005 to improve on its passenger handling facilities.
The existing terminals at HarbourFront were renovated in 2008 to optimize the use of available space. The entire level 2 is a restricted area, for the exclusive use of cruise and ferry passengers who have cleared immigration and security. Within this area, there are new and more exciting retail and F&B outlets. There are ample seats within this restricted area and features to please the five senses (i.e. calming water, music, greenery/landscape, cooler airflow etc.) for greater passenger comfort. The re-configuration enabled a smoother processes and passengers have a more stress-free and seamless travel.