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Sneak peek inside Spectrum of the Seas cruise ship

Royal Caribbean International has lifted the veil of secrecy to show a glimpse inside the Spectrum of the Seas – the brand new Quantum Ultra Class ship set to debut in April 2019.

The first in the Quantum Ultra class of ships, Spectrum will boast the cruise line’s first private enclave for suite guests, new stateroom categories, innovative dining concepts, and stunning features and experiences – many of which have never been seen before 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.

First-At-Sea Adventures

Custom built for the Chinese market, Spectrum of the Seas will feature bold and unexpected experiences, including the soon-to-be iconic Sky Pad, a virtual reality, bungee trampoline experience on the aft of the ship. Guests will strap in and don their VR headset to transport them to another time and planet. The experience is for guests of all ages, and also can be enjoyed without headsets, for those who prefer to look out over the ocean as they leap toward the sky.

Private Suite Enclave

The first Quantum Ultra ship will debut Royal Caribbean’s first exclusive suites-only area, which will feature exquisite Golden and Silver suites 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, 2,809-square-foot 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, 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.

Transformed Entertainment

New to Royal Caribbean and first on Spectrum of the Seas is Star Moment, a lively and energetic karaoke venue where family and friends can belt out and sing like stars. The cruise line also will enhance SeaPlex – where families can enjoy bumper cars, roller skating and basketball – with new augmented reality walls and floors. Guests will also be able to enjoy the North Star, a glass capsule that takes guests more than 300 feet above the ocean; RipCord by iFly, a skydiving simulator experience; and the FlowRider surfing simulator.

When Spectrum of the Seas debuts in April 2019, she will sail a 51-night Global Odyssey from Barcelona, Spain to Shanghai, taking guests to 13 countries. Guests with limited time also can choose to sail one or more of the five separate segments of the Global Odyssey.

When Spectrum arrives at her new home in Shanghai in June 2019, she will introduce new itineraries with visits to new ports, such as Hakodate and Niigita, Japan; Ilocos, Philippines; and Vladivostok, Russia. In winter 2019, the ship will reposition to Hong Kong.

For more information, visit royalcaribbean.com.au

All images supplied by Royal Caribbean International

Chris Ashton

We're Chris Ashton and Simon Ceglinski, two Aussie travellers with a love of exploration and adventure, and the odd bit of luxury thrown in. We seek out street art, street food, and scuba diving wherever we go, and prefer the road less travelled over well-worn tourist paths.

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