Royal Caribbean International is once again set to redefine vacations with the debut of its newest ship, Spectrum of the Seas.
Designed and built to deliver an unforgettable vacation experience for all guests, the first in the Quantum Ultra class of ships will boast Royal Caribbean’s first private enclave for suite guests, new stateroom categories, innovative dining concepts, and stunning features and experiences – many of which have never before been seen at sea.
Custom built for the Chinese 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. Guests will strap in and don their VR headset to transport them to another time and planet. The out-of-this-world experience is for guests of all ages, and also can be enjoyed without headsets, for those who prefer to look out over the ocean as they leap toward the sky.
ULTRA-LUXURIOUS, PRIVATE SUITE ENCLAVE
The first Quantum Ultra ship will debut Royal Caribbean’s first exclusive suites-only area, which will feature the exquisite Golden and Silver suite accommodations in a private enclave at the forward end of the ship on decks 13 through 16. Vacationers booked in these luxury suites will have special keycard access, a private elevator and a dedicated restaurant and lounge. In addition to a range of exclusive amenities, guests will have access to The Balcony – a private outdoor space for sunbathing and relaxing – that offers the best views on board and The Boutique, a shopping area where travelers can book private shopping experiences.
For families that want to experience more quality time together, Spectrum of the Seas will introduce the two-level, 2,809-square-foot Ultimate Family Suite. Accommodating up to 11 guests, the three-bedroom suite, will include a master bedroom with a bathroom that extends over the side of the ship to provide unparalleled ocean views, along with two additional suites for grandparents and other family members. Kids have their own kid-friendly space on the upper level, complete with an in-suite slide that will transport them to the living area below. Everyone in the family can enjoy time together in the recreation room, featuring surround-sound equipment for a night of karaoke, movies or video games.
Spectrum of the Seas is currently under construction at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. Early September 2017 the physical construction of Royal Caribbean’s newest ship began with the keel-laying ceremony. During the ceremony a 620-ton block measuring 59 feet by 121 feet (18 x 37 meters) was lifted into the building dock with an 800-ton crane.
Earlier this week Spectrum of the Seas received her two azipods. The huge azipods are used to propel and safety maneuver the ship on the high seas.
Below is an amazing video showing the installation of Spectrum of the Seas’ azipods
Spectrum of the Seas is scheduled to be delivered in April 2019. She will sail a 51-night Global Odyssey from Barcelona, Spain to Shanghai, taking vacationers to 13 countries. Guests with limited time also can choose to sail one or more of the five separate segments of the Global Odyssey. When Spectrum arrives at her new home in Shanghai in June 2019, she will introduce new itineraries with visits to new ports, such as Hakodate and Niigita (Japan), Ilocos (Philippines) and Vladivostok (Russia). In winter 2019, the ship will reposition to Hong Kong to offer special holiday cruises.