Royal Caribbean International continues to innovate in the ever-growing cruise industry. Recently they demonstrated their innovative nature when they introduced Spectrum of the Seas, a Quantum-Ultra-class cruise ship, the first ship of her class. After MSC Cruises’s Meraviglia class and Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis class, this is the 3rd largest class of cruise ships by gross tonnage.
Spectrum of the Seas is 1,139 feet, 169,379 gross tons and can accommodate 4,246 passengers in double occupancy and 4,905 passengers for a maximum occupancy. This incredible beauty was built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. The Royal Caribbean fleet has grown to 26 as it took delivery of Spectrum of the Seas this year.
The Spectrum of the Seas was designed for a Far East adventure and many of the designs were made with the Chinese market in mind. “We started out to make sure that we had the best that China had ever seen and would ever see,” said Royal Caribbean Cruises Chairman Ltd. and CEO Richard Fain. “It has those extra touches and those extra things that make it super special to our Chinese guests.”
Some of the unique notable features on this award-winning ship are the Sky Pad℠, a bungee trampoline with a virtual reality add-on, a Bionic Bar with robots crafting custom juice creations, and a Suite Club with exclusive amenities including the Ultimate Family Suite featuring a private cinema and karaoke stage. Other impressive features which are presently on other RCCL ships are the North Star, the capsule that takes riders 300 feet above the ocean, FlowRider surf simulator, RipCord by iFly skydive simulator, and the SeaPlex, an indoor sports and entertainment complex that features bumper cars, roller skating, and basketball.
Spectrum of the Seas debuts in Asia this year, and she has recently arrived in Hong Kong for her inaugural call to the city. The Inaugural sailing started in Barcelona for a 46-night voyage to Shanghai with stops in 13 countries. RCCL has started a new class of ships with Spectrum of the Seas, and she already has a sister ship in the works, Odyssey of the Seas, which is under construction at the shipyard and due in 2020.
This post was written by Shannon Mckee, founder of Access Cruise Inc. Access Cruise Inc is a Miami based cruise marketing and sales consulting group, specializing in product and business development within the cruise industry.