Royal Caribbean’s massive year ahead


Royal Caribbean, one of the world’s biggest cruise lines, is set to have a packed year in 2019 with the arrival of new ships and even more itineraries.

This year, the arrival of Royal Caribbean’s newest ship Spectrum of the Seas will be based out of Shanghai, but will have three special sailings from Singapore.

The ship, which is the first Quantum Ultra-class ship to ever sail, will have some special new features onboard.

It will be the first Royal Caribbean ship to have an exclusive VIP area, much like Norwegian Cruise Line and MSC ships.

The complex will feature a dedicated suite zone that will have its own private pool, sun deck and restaurant for passengers staying in this exclusive area.

Spectrum of the Seas will also have the Ultimate Family Suite onboard which has been such a big success on the Symphony of the Seas. She’ll also have facilities onboard like the Sky Pad, which is a virtual reality bungee trampoline experience, and there will only be one dining room.

Royal Caribbean’s President and CEO Michael Bayley told Cruise Critic, “For the first time on a Royal Caribbean ship, we will have a dedicated suite zone on Spectrum of the Seas. With private elevator, private pool, private restaurant, which is something quite unique, which is very specific to the China market.”

These areas have private bars, pools, gyms, pool decks and restaurants for its guests.

Voyager of the Seas will also be returning to Singapore for a season, spending three months in Singapore from June.

She’ll sail, fresh from the ‘Royal Amplified’ refurbishment where she’ll have new features and experiences like specialised pools (there’s a family dedicated one for example) as well as the new Sky Pad, the VR Bungee trampoline experience.

The line will also be rolling out some new dining venues and bars including the Polynesian-themed Bamboo Room as well as the signature Caribbean Bar.

Voyager of the Seas on a number of itineraries ranging from weekend cruises to seven-night sailings around Southeast Asia.

And later in the year, Quantum of the Seas will be sailing from Singapore. The ship has a range of dining options as well as cool features like the North Star viewing pod.