Royal Caribbean has announced that one of Asia’s largest ships, Quantum of the Seas, will add a new homeporting season in Singapore until April 2021. Sailings onboard Quantum of the Seas for the 2020-21 season will open for sale from 3 June 2019.
The announcement was made during a celebration for the arrival of the cruise line’s newest and largest cruise ship in Asia, Spectrum of the Seas. Spectrum is the first Quantum Ultra class ship, purposefully designed for the Asia market.
I’ve recently returned from the inaugural Spectrum of the Seas cruise from Barcelona to Dubai. The ship has some special features that will appeal to the Chinese market including the Star Moment karaoke venue and Sichuan Red specialty dining restaurant.
Royal Caribbean’s Senior Vice President International, Gavin Smith, said that Royal Caribbean’s commitment to bring in two of the world’s largest and most innovative ships, underscores Royal Caribbean’s confidence in the region’s thriving cruise industry. Singapore will play a major role as a cruise hub.
“We mark a new era of cruising for both Royal Caribbean and the region in 2019. We’re celebrating 50 years of bold innovation as a global brand, and ships like Spectrum of the Seas shows that we are poised to continue riding on Asia’s astounding growth. Singapore plays an important role as one of the region’s most significant cruise destinations, and we look forward to growing the cruise industry here and in the region.”
Spectrum of the Seas’ highlights
Spectrum of the Seas kicked off her inaugural Singapore season this month, with sailings to destinations such as Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Ho Chi Minh City and Hong Kong. She will be based in Shanghai from June.
The ship comes with first-at-sea features such as Sky Pad, the two-level Ultimate Family Suite with an in-room slide, as well as the North Star elevated glass capsule, skydiving simulator and bumper cars.
Quantum of the Seas
Scheduled to return in November 2019, Quantum of the Seas will see 34 sailings during the six months from November 2019 to April 2020. The ship will then return for a longer season in October 2020, with a total of 40 sailings over seven months until April 2021. This will be Royal Caribbean’s longest ever Singapore deployment for a Quantum Class ship.
Quantum of the Seas currently offers the North Star, Two70 venue, Bionic Bar, skydiving and surfing experiences; and SeaPlex, the largest indoor activity space at sea.
The ship also boasts 18 dining venues with cuisines from around the globe, including imaginative cuisine at Wonderland and Jamie’s Italian by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.