Royal Caribbean’s first Quantum Ultra-class ship is on her way to Singapore – designed for the Asian market and with more high-tech goodies than ever before.
With a 168,666 gross registered tonnage and a total capacity of 5,622 guests, Spectrum of the Seas will also be the largest ship in Asia. She is due to arrive in Singapore from May 17 2019.
She will homeport from Shanghai starting June 2019. Prior to her three sailings from Singapore, she will set sail from Barcelona, calling at ports like Dubai, Muscat, Mumbai, Cochin and Penang.
“We are excited to welcome Spectrum of the Seas to the Royal Caribbean family,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “We have once again combined revolutionary ship design with the latest technologies to deliver a ship that will redefine the Asian cruise market. We are excited for our guests to make amazing family memories.”
As for the ship’s highlights, Spectrum will debut the cruise liner’s first private enclave for suite guests, innovative dining concepts and new stateroom categories, amongst other features. Cruise passengers can look forward to:
- Royal Caribbean’s first exclusive suites-only area, which will feature the exquisite Golden and Silver suite accommodations in a private enclave. These will be located at the forward end of the ship on decks 13 through 16. Passengers booked in these luxury suites will have special keycard access, a private elevator and a dedicated restaurant and lounge.
- In addition to a range of exclusive amenities, guests booked in the luxury suites will have access to The Balcony – a private outdoor space for sunbathing and relaxing that offers the best views on board; and The Boutique, a shopping area where travellers can book private shopping experiences.
- The two-level, 2,809-square-foot Ultimate Family Suite, accommodating up to 11 guests. The three-bedroom suite includes a master bedroom and two additional bedrooms for grandparents and other family members. Kids have their own kid-friendly space on the upper level, complete with an in-suite slide to the living area below. The suite’s recreation room features surround-sound equipment for karaoke, movies or video games.
- Innovative dining concepts Sichuan Red – with authentic cuisine from the Sichuan province of China, Wonderland’s Dadong – a new outpost of Chinese chef Dong Zhenxiang, renowned for his much-coveted roast duck, and the Leaf and Bean traditional tea room and café parlor offering a range of authentic Chinese teas, classic coffee drinks as well as freshly baked Chinese and Western desserts and pastries.
- Star Moment, a new karaoke venue debuting on Spectrum.
- An enhanced SeaPlex – the largest indoor sports and entertainment complex at sea with bumper cars, roller skating and basketball. New augmented reality walls and floors also provide guests with thrilling, high-tech interactive experiences.
- The iconic Sky Pad, a virtual reality bungee trampoline experience located on the aft of the ship, as well as Quantum Class favorites the North Star, a glass capsule that takes guests more than 300 feet above the ocean for panoramic views; RipCord by iFly, a skydiving simulator experience; and the FlowRider surfing simulator.
- Cutting-edge venues such as Two70, with expansive floor-to-ceiling windows, 270-degree views of the ocean and signature Vistarama technology. The technology transforms the windows into a projection surface more than 100 feet wide and over 20 feet tall, showcasing spectacular digital shows. Two70 will also feature new room-scale augmented reality experiences that transport vacationers to new worlds of adventure.
Spectrum of the Seas’ sailings from Singapore are:
- 3-night cruise to Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang) on May 18
- 4-night cruise to Penang on May 21
- 9-night one-way cruise from Singapore to Shanghai, calling at Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang and Hong Kong (with an overnight stay) on May 25.
The ship will then be based in Shanghai, offering North Asian itineraries.