RCI-Royal Caribbean International has announced that it will resume operations in China in April 2024, marking the return with its state-of-the-art ship, Spectrum of the Seas, which is known as Asia's largest and most innovative vessel.
The ship will embark from Shanghai, offering 4- and 5-night cruises that will take holidaymakers to a variety of popular destinations in Japan, including Fukuoka, Okinawa, Nagasaki, Osaka, and Tokyo. Moreover, Spectrum will also provide 8 sailings from Hong Kong, starting in December 2024, taking passengers to places like Ishigaki and Miyazaki in Japan, Taipei (Keelung) in Taiwan, and Nha Trang in Vietnam.
In addition, RCI's Anthem of the Seas will make her debut in Asia by sailing from Singapore in late 2024. This will be the first time Anthem operates in the region. Travelers can expect to enjoy the familiar and well-loved features of Anthem, along with a range of new and exciting experiences designed to cater to all types of holidaymakers seeking adventure.
Spectrum OTS from Shanghai (April 2024). Designed specifically for the Asian market and catering to holidaymakers of all ages, Spectrum offers a diverse range of dining options with menus inspired by the region. Guests can indulge in culinary experiences such as Hot Pot, Teppanyaki, Sichuan Red, and enjoy entertainment at venues like the karaoke lounge Star Moment and the Royal Theater, where original productions like Showgirls take place. Alongside these familiar comforts, Royal Caribbean provides a lineup of unique adventures available only on Spectrum. These include exhilarating activities like skydiving on the RipCord by iFly, experiencing breathtaking views from the North Star all-glass observation capsule, which extends over 90 meters above the ocean, and enjoying The Silk Road in Two70, an innovative venue that showcases performances, robots, and more, creating an immersive experience.
For those seeking luxury, Spectrum offers an exclusive suite enclave that caters to all needs. It features various staterooms, including the industry's largest Ultimate Family Suite, spanning two floors and covering an impressive 2810 ft2. This suite is perfect for multi-generational family vacations, accommodating up to 11 guests and boasting unique features like an in-suite slide. Additionally, the ship provides private dining options, shopping opportunities, and other luxurious amenities to ensure a truly indulgent experience for its guests.
Anthem OTS from Singapore (late 2024). Anthem OTS offers an exciting array of experiences for travelers to enjoy throughout their journey. When the sun sets, there are inviting lounges and bars to relax in, such as Boleros, a Latin-themed club with live music, and Brass & Bock, a beloved English pub featuring a live guitarist and a wide selection of pints. The ship also promises sensational entertainment and thrilling activities. Guests can immerse themselves in the Olivier Award-winning musical sensation, We Will Rock You, which showcases a collection of iconic Queen anthems. Additionally, Anthem OTS boasts SeaPlex, the largest indoor activity space at sea, where guests can partake in timeless thrills like bumper cars.
When it comes to dining options, the ship offers a diverse range of restaurants and eateries to satisfy various tastes. Guests can savor Mediterranean-inspired flavors at Solarium Bistro, indulge in retro-themed Johnny Rockets for American shakes and burgers, and visit Cafe Promenade, an all-day cafe perfect for quick bites. Returning to the region are popular dining concepts, including the classic American steakhouse Chops Grille, the fresh Japanese cuisine at Izumi, and Wonderland, a whimsical dining experience designed to stimulate all the senses.