Royal Caribbean International has released details of its newest ship and the first in the Quantum Ultra class, Spectrum of the Seas.
The ship, which will be the largest in Asia when it starts sailing from Shanghai in June 2019, will include the cruise line’s first private enclave for suite guests and new stateroom categories. It will accommodate 4,246 guests at double occupancy and 1,551 crew members.
In addition, Spectrum of the Seas will feature:
- The North Star, a glass capsule that takes guests more than 300 feet above the ocean
- RipCord by iFly, a skydiving simulator experience
- Sky Pad, a virtual reality, bungee trampoline experience
- The introduction of two-level 2,809-square-foot Ultimate Family Suites
- A three level main dining room, seating 1,844 guests
- The debut of Royal Caribbean’s first exclusive suites-only area
- The debut of the Star Moment karaoke venue
“When Quantum of the Seas made her debut in Shanghai three years ago, it changed the face of cruising in China. Fast forward to today, and we are revealing just how we’ll transform the cruise holiday market, yet again, with the debut of Spectrum of the Seas,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “The introduction of our highly anticipated Quantum Ultra class will represent a quantum leap forward in ship design and experiences specifically tailored to Chinese guests.”
The exclusive suites-only area, known as Golden and Silver suite accommodations, will be in a private enclave at the forward end of the ship, on decks 13 to 16. Guests booked into these suites will have special keycard access, a private elevator and a dedicated restaurant and lounge.
When Spectrum of the Seas debuts in April 2019, she will sail a 51-night cruise from Barcelona to Shanghai, taking in 13 countries. When Spectrum arrives at her new home in Shanghai in June 2019, she will introduce new itineraries with visits to ports such as Hakodate and Niigita, Japan; Ilocos, Philippines; and Vladivostok, Russia. In winter 2019, the ship will reposition to Hong Kong to offer special holiday cruises.