TIRUN Travel Marketing, the exclusive India representative of Royal Caribbean International announced the arrival of the award-winning cruise line’s ship Spectrum of the Seas and its inaugural season in Southeast Asia in May 2019. As the ship readies to homeport in Asia, Royal Caribbean International has once again upped the yardstick for cruise holidays in the region. While the cruise line has been introducing innovative ships to the continent for over a decade now, this is the second time that it has deployed a brand new ship for homeporting in Asia, underscoring its confidence in the ever-growing number of cruise enthusiasts from the region.

The first of the Quantum Ultra Class segment of ships, Spectrum of the Seas has a total capacity of accommodating 5,622 guests and is 1,139 feet long, surpassing sister ships Quantum and Ovation of the Seas, both currently Asia’s largest. Spectrum is equipped with several first-at-sea features such as Sky Pad, a virtual reality, bungee trampoline experience and the two-level Ultimate Family Suite with an in-room slide, as well as new innovative dining concepts, on top of the iconic Quantum Class favourites.

Spectrum of the Seas will debut in April 2019 in Barcelona with segmented cruises on the Global Odyssey to Singapore before continuing on to Shanghai, taking guests to 13 countries. For her Shanghai season from June 2019, she will introduce new itineraries with visits to new ports, such as Hakodate and Niggita, Japan; Ilocos, Philippines; and Vladivostok, Russia. In winter 2019, the ship will reposition to Hong Kong to offer special holiday cruises.

Spectrum of The Seas will offer the following itineraries from Singapore:

  • A 3-night cruise to Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang) on May 18
  • A 4-night cruise to Penang on May 21
  • A 9-night one-way cruise from Singapore to Shanghai, calling at Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang and Hong Kong (with an overnight stay) on May 25.

Speaking on the announcement, Mrs. Ratna Chadha, Chief Executive, TIRUN Travel Marketing, said, “The inaugural season and homeporting of Royal Caribbean International’s Spectrum of the Seas in Southeast Asia is great news for the cruise enthusiasts of the region. The ship, which is the first of the Quantum Ultra Class fleet, offers an incredible and evolved cruising experience. Further, new features such as the Ultimate Family Suite, are the perfect addition for Indian families who look forward to spending quality time and enjoying thrilling experiences together each summer. We are certain that the arrival of Spectrum in Asia will give a stronger fillip to the growing affinity of Indians for cruise travel. ”

First-At-Sea Adventures

The first ship in Royal Caribbean International’s fleet custom built for the Asian market, Spectrum of the Seas will feature bold and unexpected experiences including the iconic Sky Pad, a virtual reality, bungee trampoline experience located on the aft of the ship. The out-of-this-world experience is for guests of all ages and can also be enjoyed without virtual reality headsets, for those who prefer to look out over the expansive ocean as they leap toward the sky.

Luxury Private Suite Enclave

Debuting on the forward end of the ship is the cruise line’s first private enclave for suite guests. Guests booked in the suites will have exclusive card key access, a private elevator and outdoor space for relaxing and a dedicated restaurant and lounge.

For families that want to experience more quality time together, Spectrum of the Seas will introduce a two-level, 2,809-square-foot, Ultimate Family Suiteaccommodating up to 11 guests. The three-bedroom suite will include a master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom that extends above the sea level providing unparalleled ocean views, and two additional suites for grandparents and kids in the family.

Revolutionary Dining

Guests onboard the 18-deck smartship will enjoy multiple restaurant venues with cuisines from around the globe, including an awe-inspiring three-level Main Dining Room serving a variety of International and Asian a la carte options, imaginative cuisine at WonderlandJamie’s Italian by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, Izumi Japanese cuisine, a new specialty restaurant Sichuan Red which will serve authentic Sichuan cuisine, and Leaf and Bean a traditional tea room and café parlour.

Transformative Entertainment Experiences

New to the fleet is Star Moment a lively and energetic karaoke venue. Making a return are signature features such as the North Star elevated glass capsule, RipCord by iFly skydiving simulator, the FlowRider surfing simulator, Bionic Bar, transformative venues such as Seaplex, the largest indoor activity space at sea with new augmented reality walls and floors providing guests with thrilling high-tech interactive experiences and Two70 – a high-tech entertainment venue offering 270 degree panoramic views out of the back of the ship.