Royal Caribbean International has unveiled further details of its newest ship Spectrum of the Seas, which is due to enter service in April 2019.
The first in the cruise line’s Quantum Ultra class of ships, the vessel will feature the first private enclave for suite guests, new stateroom categories, innovative dining concepts and stunning features and experiences, many of which have never before been seen at sea.
Accommodating 4,246 guests at double occupancy and 1,551 international crew members, Spectrum will be the largest and most expensive ship in Asia when she sails from Shanghai starting in June 2019.
“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 vacation market, yet again, with the debut of Spectrum of the Seas,” Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International said earlier this week.
“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.”
Ultra-Luxurious, Private Suite Enclave
The first Quantum Ultra ship will debut Royal Caribbean’s first exclusive suites-only area, which will feature 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. In addition to a range of exclusive amenities, guests will have access to The Balcony – a private outdoor space for sunbathing and relaxing – that offers the best views on board and The Boutique, a shopping area where travellers can book private shopping experiences.
For families that want to experience more quality time together, Spectrum of the Seas will introduce the two-level, 856-square-metre Ultimate Family Suite, accommodating up to 11 guests. The three-bedroom suite, which will include a master bedroom with a bathroom that extends over the side of the ship providing unparalleled ocean views, along with two additional suites for grandparents and other family members. Kids have their own kid-friendly space on the upper level, complete with an in-suite slide that will transport them to the living area below. There’s also a recreation room, featuring surround-sound equipment for a night of karaoke, movies or video games.