Royal Caribbean International officially took delivery of the 26th ship in its fleet, Spectrum of the Seas, on April 11 in Bremerhaven, Germany.
Royal Caribbean Cruises chairman and CEO Richard D. Fain and president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International Michael Bayley received the new ship from Meyer Werft Yard’s managing partner Bernard Meyer at the official handover ceremony.
The first in the Quantum Ultra class of ships, the 168,666 GRT Spectrum of the Seas will arrive in Singapore on May 17 and homeport from Shanghai starting June 2019.
Highlights of the 5,622-guest ship include new dining concepts; a karaoke venue; an enhanced sports and entertainment complex; the Sky Pad, a bungee trampoline experience; and a two-storey Ultimate Family Suite complete with a recreation room that can hold up to 11 guests.
The Spectrum of the Seas will also feature Royal Caribbean’s first exclusive suites-only area; Golden and Silver suite accommodations in a private enclave at the forward end of the ship on decks 13 through 16. Guests who stay in these suites have a private elevator, a dedicated restaurant and lounge, and access to a private outdoor space.
Prior to her three sailings from Singapore, the ship will set sail from Barcelona, calling at several ports including Dubai, Muscat, Mumbai, Cochin and Penang.
Spectrum of the Seas’ sailings from Singapore are a three-night cruise to Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang) on May 18; four-night cruise to Penang on May 2; and on May 25, a nine-night one-way cruise from Singapore to Shanghai, calling at Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang and Hong Kong (overnight stay).
The ship will thereafter be based in Shanghai offering North Asian itineraries.