Royal Caribbean passengers will soon be treated to an upgrade. The cruise company has unveiled its latest luxury liner, the Quantum Ultra Spectrum Of The Seas, which is set to be launched next year. The new ship will feature two-level 2,809-square-foot Ultimate Family Suites with in-room slides that connect both floors. The three-bedroom Ultimate Family Suite is designed to accommodate up to 11 guests and includes a master bedroom, as well as a bathroom with spectacular ocean views, and a cinema room with surround-sound.
"When Quantum of the Seas made her debut in Shanghai three years ago, it changed the face of cruising in China,” said Michael Bayley, President, and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “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."
On its maiden voyage next April, the Spectrum of the Seas will sail from Barcelona to Shanghai on a 51-day cruise that will take passengers to 13 countries and add new stops such as Hakodate and Niigata in Japan, Ilocos in the Philippines, and Vladivostok in Russia. The new ship will include the North Star, a glass enclosure that elevates passengers 300 feet above the open sea, a thrilling skydiving simulator, a three-level dining room, a bungee trampoline, and a massive karaoke venue. The ship will also feature an ultra-luxurious private suite enclave with golden and silver suites at the front of the ship.
The private suite enclave will afford guests special keycard access, a private elevator, and an exclusive restaurant and lounge, as well as access to The Balcony, a private sun deck with the best views on the ship. In a statement, Royal Caribbean said: “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.”
The liner will also offer an enhanced version of SeaPlex, an enormous indoor sports and entertainment complex, featuring bumper cars, roller skating, and basketball, as well as reality walls and floors for thrilling interactive experiences. The ship will also include Two70, a venue with panoramic windows that turn into a 100 feet wide and 20 feet tall projection screen that shows breathtaking digital shows.
As for dining, the Spectrum of the Seas will include a three-level main dining room with 1,844 seats, which will feature rotating Asian and Western a la carte items, and the casual Windjammer Marketplace with a buffet selection of noodles, pizza, Japanese teppanyaki and mini hot pot. In addition, dining options will include the Sichuan Red, which will specialize in Sichuan cuisine, the Wonderland's Dadong, a chef Dong Zhenxiang eatery, Jamie's Italian by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, and Chops Grille, as well as the new Leaf and Bean traditional tea room on the Royal Esplanade.