Royal Caribbean has said that Spectrum of the Seas – the first in the Quantum Ultra-class of ships – will boast features that have never before been seen at sea.
“When Quantum of the Seas made its 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 vacation market, yet again, with the debut of Spectrum of the Seas,” said Royal Caribbean International (RCI) chief executive and president Michael Bayley. “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.”
Accommodating 4,246 guests at double occupancy and 1,551 international crew members, RCI said that Spectrum will be the largest and most expensive ship in Asia when it sails from Shanghai starting in June 2019.
Custom-built for the Chinese market, Spectrum of the Seas will feature ‘bold and unexpected’ experiences, including Sky Pad, a virtual reality, bungee trampoline experience located on the aft of the ship.
The first Quantum Ultra ship will have Royal Caribbean’s first suites-only area, which will feature Golden and Silver suite accommodations in a private enclave at the forward end of the ship. Vacationers booked in these suites will have special key card access, a private elevator and a dedicated restaurant and lounge. Guests will have access to The Balcony – a private outdoor space– that offers the best views on board; and the Boutique, a shopping area where travellers can book private shopping experiences.
Spectrum of the Seas will introduce the two-level, 261-m2 Ultimate Family Suite, accommodating up to 11 guests. The three-bedroom suite will include a master bedroom with a bathroom that extends over the side of the ship, along with two additional suites for grandparents and other family members.