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Royal Caribbean’s Quantum Ultra Ship Spectrum of the Seas arrives in Hong Kong

Royal Caribbean International, the world’s largest cruise line, celebrated the arrival in Hong Kong today of Spectrum of the Seas, bringing the first Quantum Ultra class of ships to the Asian market. With a massive holistic upgrade to bring unexpected cruise experiences for enthusiastic cruisers, Royal Caribbean is confident that Spectrum of the Seas will add even more to the brand’s status as an innovative game-changer in the Asian market.

The berthing ceremony titled Expect the Unexpected” is held onboard the 16-deck, 168,666 ton super ship and attended by over 600 invited government officials, key industry stakeholders and loyal guests.

Officiating guest Mr Edward Yau Tang-wah, GBS, JP, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, welcomed the arrival of another international cruise liner in Hong Kong. He said the Hong Kong Government has been joining hands with the Hong Kong Tourism Board and the trade in promoting the development of cruise tourism in Hong Kong.


Breathing fresh air into the Chinese cruise market

Despite a recent readjustment period in the Chinese cruise market after several years of rapid development, Royal Caribbean is confident that their customized market strategy will bring an innovative breath of fresh air to the cruising experience for Chinese guests.

Michael Bayley, President and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. said, Royal Caribbean is proud of delivering great vacations to the world for over 50 years. Since we entered into the China market 10 years ago, over 3 million guests have enjoyed extraordinary and authentic cruise experiences with Royal Caribbean. We are happy that Spectrum of the Seas will further enhance the level of entertainment and excitement by bringing truly transformative onboard experiences and a range of signature, game-changing ‘firsts’ at sea to the China and Asian market.

With accommodation for 5,622 guests and 2,147 staterooms, Spectrum of the Seas set off on its maiden voyage to Asia from Europe just a month ago. Highlights of the new cruise include a first-ever-at-sea virtual reality, bungee trampoline experience, ultra-luxurious Ultimate Family Suite, and an authentic Sichuan specialty restaurant: Sichuan Red. In redefining the family cruising experience, Spectrum of the Seas will boast some of the most stunning and technologically advanced features and entertainment of any cruise liner anywhere, plus innovative dining concepts, and new stateroom categories.

The cruise from the future

Spectrum of the Seas, dubbed “The Cruise from the Future”, is set to introduce a wide range of innovative cruise experience, which are totally unexpected even by seasoned cruise travellers.

  1. Sky Pad the iconic quantum-ultra facility
    The iconic Sky Pad is 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 themselves to another time and planet. The glass walkway around the facility allows travellers to appreciate the sea view from a different perspective. Spectrum of the Seas is the first cruise ship in Asia to feature a Sky Pad.

  2. Ultimate suite enclave for Royal guests
    The first Quantum Ultra ship will also feature Royal Caribbean’s first and exclusive suites- only area, which will feature the exquisite Golden and Silver suite accommodations in a private enclave at the forward end of the ship on decks 13 through 16. Guests booked in these luxury suites will have special keycard access, a private elevator and a dedicated restaurant and lounge.

  3. Ultra-luxurious Ultimate Family Suite
    For families that want to experience more quality time together, Spectrum of the Seas will introduce their 2,809-sq. ft duplex Ultimate Family Suite, accommodating up to 11 guests. The three-bedroom suites include an in-suite slide that whisks you down to the floor below, and also a recreation room for activities like air hockey, or a night of karaoke.

  4. Revolutionary dining
    Spectrum of the Seas will feature an awe-inspiring three-level main dining room with 1,844 seats serving a variety of Chinese and Western a la carte options rotating each day of the sailing. Spectrum of the Seas will also be featuring Sichuan cuisineJapanese teppanyaki,and hotpot. Among them, Sichuan Red is a new specialty dining experience tailored just for
    Spectrum of the Seas, where diners can savor a bold tapestry of authentic spices and Sichuan flavors.

  5. Technological advances

  6. With its vast range of new technological advances, cruising on Spectrum of the Seas has never been easier or more comfortable. While X-ray vision allows guests to observe the cruise bridge, SeaPlex hosts new augmented reality walls and floors, providing guests with thrilling, high-tech interactive experiences. Guests can also now utilize the new Royal App to plan and manage their cruise holiday while on board. The App enables access to the guest’s suite, controls amenities inside the suite, and allows guests to make specialty and dining reservations, reserve shore excursions and shows, access their bill in real-time, and save daily activities to their calendar. All guests can use the App free onboard. No internet package is required.

Special homeport and Olympian sailings from 2019

From December 2019 to January 2020, Spectrum of the Seas will offer six innovative cruises from Hong Kong. The 7-Night Japan & Philippines Cruise departing on 22 December 2019 and 2 January 2020 will visit Ilocos in the Philippine where guests can enjoy the stunning beaches and explore historic Vigan City, home to eclectic Spanish baroque colonial architecture. The 4-Night Best of Chan May Cruise, departing on 18 and 29 December 2019, is great for those who seeking an on-board holiday packed with entertainment, and mouthwatering local food.

From November 2020 to Jan 2021, Spectrum of the Seas will return to Hong Kong for nine homeport sailings. In addition, there will be two special Olympic-themed sailings in 2020 in celebration of the great sports event. Departing from Shanghai on July 25 and August 2 respectively, Spectrum of the Seas will bring guests to visit Tokyo during the Summer Olympics and stay overnight to indulge in the exciting Olympic sports enthusiasm.

Edit on 1 June, 2019


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