Spectrum of the Seas receives a blessing during the delivery ceremony (Image: Royal Caribbean International)
Spectrum of the Seas has officially joined the Royal Caribbean International fleet following a traditional delivery ceremony at Meyer Werft’s shipyard in Bremerhaven, Germany.
The ship, which is the first in the Quantum Ultra Class, was handed over to Royal Caribbean International’s president and CEO Michael Bayley and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s chairman and CEO Richard Fain by Meyer Werft’s managing partner Bernard Meyer.
“We are excited to welcome Spectrum of the Seas, our first Quantum Ultra class ship to the Royal Caribbean family,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International.
Spectrum of the Seas will feature Royal Caribbean’s first-ever private enclave for suite guests, which will include Golden and Silver suites, a private elevator and a dedicated restaurant and lounge. In addition to a range of exclusive amenities, guests will have access to a private outdoor space named The Balcony and The Boutique shopping area where they can book private shopping experiences. There will also be a multi-level, three-bedroom Ultimate Family Suite, which can accommodate 11 guests and features a child-friendly area, an in-suite slide, a lounge, a balcony with a hot tub and a recreation room with facilities for karaoke, movies and video games.
In addition, the vessel will offer several other Royal Caribbean firsts that are targeted towards Chinese passengers. They include a karaoke venue named Star Moment; the Sichuan Red dining venue, which will serve authentic cuisine from China’s Sichuan province; Wonderland’s Dadong by Chinese chef Dong Zhenxiang; and the Leaf and Bean traditional tea room and café parlour offering a range of authentic Chinese teas, classic coffee drinks, desserts and pastries.
Other onboard highlights will include the Sky Pad virtual reality bungee trampoline experience; the North Star glass capsule that takes guests more than 300 feet above the ocean; the RipCord by iFly skydiving simulator experience; the FlowRider surfing simulator; and an enhanced SeaPlex sports and entertainment complex, which will have new augmented reality walls and floors.
Guests will also be able to visit the two-deck Two70 venue, which has new room-scale augmented reality experiences, as well as its signature seven-foot-tall Roboscreens, floor-to-ceiling windows that offer 270-degree views of the ocean and can be turned into projection surfaces for digital displays by Vistarama technology.
Boasting capacity for 4,246 guests and 1,551 crew members, Spectrum of the Seas will soon depart on a 46-night ‘Global Odyssey’ cruise from Barcelona, Spain to her new homeport of Shanghai, China. The vessel will be the largest and most expensive ship in Asia when she arrives in Shanghai on 3 June to begin a series of itineraries. In winter 2019, the ship will reposition to Hong Kong to offer holiday cruises.
“We have once again combined revolutionary ship design with the latest technologies to deliver a ship that will redefine the China cruise market,” said Bayley. We are excited for our guests to make amazing family memories.”
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