Royal Caribbean International is set to redefine vacations with the arrival of its upcoming ship Spectrum of the Seas in the region next year, including an inaugural Singapore season in May 2019.
This is the second time Royal Caribbean International is deploying a brand new ship to Asia for homeporting, which underscores its ever growing confidence in the region. The first of the Quantum Ultra Class, Spectrum of the Seas has a total capacity of 5,622 guests and is 1,139 feet long, which will overtake sister ships Quantum and Ovation of the Seas, both currently Asia’s largest. She will come with first-at-sea features such as Sky Pad, a virtual reality, bungee trampoline experience and the two-level Ultimate Family Suite with an in-room slide, as well as new innovative dining concepts, on top of the iconic Quantum Class favourites.
Spectrum of The Seas will offer the following itineraries from Singapore:
- A 3-night cruise to Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang) on May 18
- A 4-night cruise to Penang on May 21
- A 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 first ship in the fleet custom built for the Asian market, will feature bold and unexpected experiences including the iconic Sky Pad, a virtual reality, bungee trampoline experience located on the aft of the ship. Guests will strap in and don their virtual reality headset to transport them to another time and planet. The out-of-this-world experience is for guests of all ages and can also be enjoyed without virtual reality headsets, for those who prefer to look out over the expansive ocean as they leap toward the sky.
Luxury Private Suite Enclave
Debuting on the forward end of the ship is the cruise line’s first private enclave for suite guests. Guests booked in the suites will have exclusive card key access, a private elevator and outdoor space for relaxing and a dedicated restaurant and lounge.
For families that want to experience more quality time together, Spectrum of the Seas will introduce a two-level, 2,809-square-foot, Ultimate Family Suite accommodating up to 11 guests. The three-bedroom suite will include a master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom that extends above the sea level providing unparalleled ocean views, and two additional suites for grandparents and kids in the family. Perfect for the young and young-at-heart is an in-room slide and a recreation room, complete with surround sound equipment for everyone in the family to enjoy karaoke and movie or game nights.
Guests onboard the 18-deck smartship will enjoy multiple restaurant venues with cuisines from around the globe, including an awe-inspiring three-level Main Dining Room serving a variety of International and Asian a la carte options, imaginative cuisine at Wonderland, Jamie’s Italian by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, Izumi Japanese cuisine, a new specialty restaurant Sichuan Red which will serve authentic Sichuan cuisine, and Leaf and Bean a traditional tea room and café parlour.
Transformative Entertainment Experiences
New to the fleet is Star Moment a lively and energetic karaoke venue. Making a return are signature features such as the North Star elevated glass capsule, RipCord by iFly skydiving simulator, the FlowRider surfing simulator, Bionic Bar, transformative venues such as Seaplex, the largest indoor activity space at sea with new augmented reality walls and floors providing guests with thrilling high-tech interactive experiences and Two70 – a high-tech entertainment venue offering 270 degree panoramic views out of the back of the ship.
Spectrum of the Seas will debut in April 2019 in Barcelona with segmented cruises on the Global Odyssey to Singapore before continuing on to Shanghai, taking guests to 13 countries. For her Shanghai season from June 2019, she will introduce new itineraries with visits to new ports, such as Hakodate and Niggita, Japan; Ilocos, Philippines; and Vladivostok, Russia. In winter 2019, the ship will reposition to Hong Kong to offer special holiday cruises.