Royal Caribbean's ship Spectrum OTS restarts with cruises-to-nowhere from Hong Kong

   May 27, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

RCI-Royal Caribbean International revealed plans to restart its Spectrum of the Seas ship with "portless voyages" out of Hong Kong this summer.

Hong Kong Tourism Board has given the company approval to start cruises to nowhere for Hong Kong residents following strict health protocols.

Edward Yau Tang-wah (Hong Kong Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development) said that these voyages would sail with fully vaccinated guests and crew members in advance of travel and they have to undergo testing before boarding, while cruise ships would operate at half capacity.

Hong Kong residents will be allowed to sail as early as July when the government is expected to launch the "cruise to nowhere" program, with officials imposing strict health protocols for passengers and crew.

Spectrum Of The Seas cruise ship

According to the Hong Kong Cruise Society, Royal Caribbean's Spectrum of the Seas will start sailing from Hong Kong beginning July 30, 2021, with 2-, 3-, and 4-night voyages.

Following are the RCI Spectrum of the Seas sailing dates and itineraries from Hong Kong:

  • 2-night cruises: July 30; September 05, 17
  • 3-night cruises: August 5, 12, 19, 26; September 2, 7, 10, 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21, 28;  November 4, 11, 18, 25
  • 4-night cruises: August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; September 13, 19, 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; November 7, 14, 21, 28.