Spectrum Of The Seas

Spectrum Of The Seas current position

Spectrum Of The Seas current location is at China Coast (coordinates 31.09513 N / 122.41577 E) cruising en route to Kobe-Osaka. The AIS position was reported 6 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of Spectrum Of The Seas

Spectrum Of The Seas current cruise is 4 days, round-trip Okinawa Cruise. The itinerary starts on 17 Jul, 2024 and ends on 21 Jul, 2024.

Date / TimePort
17 Jul 18:30    Departing from Shanghai, China hotels
19 Jul 07:00 - 19:00    Naha, Okinawa Island Japan
21 Jul 06:30    Arriving in Shanghai, China hotels

Specifications of Spectrum Of The Seas

Year of build2019  /  Age: 5
Flag state Cyprus
BuilderMeyer Werft (Papenburg, Germany)
ClassRCI QUANTUM ULTRA
Building costEUR 750 million (USD 940 million)
Engines (power)Wartsila (72 MW / 96554 hp)
Propulsion power55 MW / 73756 hp
Speed22 kn / 41 km/h / 25 mph
Length (LOA)347 m / 1138 ft
Beam (width)41 m / 135 ft
Gross Tonnage168670 gt
Passengers4246 - 4819
Crew1551
Passengers-to-space ratio35
Decks16
Cabins2137
Decks with cabins11
Last Refurbishment2024
Sister-shipsOdyssey Of The Seas
Christened byXiaoming Huang and Angelababy
OwnerRCG-Royal Caribbean Group (via RCCL-Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd)
OperatorRCI-Royal Caribbean International

Spectrum Of The Seas Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 Jun 28 5 days, round-trip Fukuoka Kumamoto Cruise Shanghai
2024 Jul 03 4 days, round-trip Okinawa Cruise Shanghai
2024 Jul 07 5 days, round-trip Fukuoka Kumamoto Cruise Shanghai
2024 Jul 12 5 days, round-trip Kagoshima Nagasaki Cruise Shanghai
2024 Jul 17 4 days, round-trip Okinawa Cruise Shanghai
2024 Jul 21 7 days, round-trip Osaka, Kobe Tokyo Cruise Shanghai
2024 Jul 28 5 days, round-trip Nagasaki Fukuoka Cruise Shanghai
2024 Aug 02 4 days, round-trip Fukuoka Cruise Shanghai $845
2024 Aug 06 4 days, round-trip Nagasaki Cruise Shanghai $798
2024 Aug 10 5 days, round-trip Busan Fukuoka Cruise Shanghai $995
2024 Aug 15 5 days, round-trip Nagasaki Fukuoka Cruise Shanghai $995
2024 Aug 20 4 days, round-trip Okinawa Cruise Shanghai $798
2024 Aug 24 5 days, round-trip Okinawa Ishigaki Cruise Shanghai $822
2024 Aug 29 5 days, round-trip Busan Fukuoka Cruise Shanghai $613
2024 Sep 03 4 days, round-trip Okinawa Cruise Shanghai $514
2024 Sep 11 4 days, round-trip Okinawa Cruise Shanghai $558
2024 Sep 15 7 days, round-trip Kobe, Osaka Tokyo Cruise Shanghai $1627
2024 Sep 22 5 days, round-trip Nagasaki Fukuoka Cruise Shanghai $614
2024 Sep 27 4 days, round-trip Okinawa Cruise Shanghai $550
2024 Oct 01 6 days, round-trip Fukuoka, Nagasaki Kumamoto Shanghai $1655
2024 Oct 07 4 days, round-trip Nagasaki Cruise Shanghai $387
2024 Oct 11 5 days, round-trip Kagoshima Okinawa Cruise Shanghai $551
2024 Oct 16 4 days, round-trip Jeju Fukuoka Cruise Shanghai $638
2024 Oct 20 5 days, round-trip Okinawa Ishigaki Cruise Shanghai $532
2024 Oct 25 4 days, round-trip Jeju Nagasaki Cruise Shanghai $580
2024 Oct 29 4 days, round-trip Okinawa Cruise Shanghai $424
2024 Nov 02 7 days, round-trip Kobe, Osaka Tokyo Cruise Shanghai $1804
2024 Nov 09 4 days, round-trip Nagasaki Jeju Cruise Shanghai $429
2024 Nov 13 4 days, round-trip Okinawa Cruise Shanghai $457
2024 Nov 17 5 days, round-trip Nagasaki Fukuoka Cruise Shanghai $525
2024 Nov 22 5 days, round-trip Okinawa Ishigaki Cruise Shanghai $547
2024 Nov 27 4 days, round-trip Jeju Nagasaki Cruise Shanghai $428
2024 Dec 01 5 days, one-way from Shanghai to Hong Kong Shanghai $530
2024 Dec 06 5 days, round-trip Okinawa Ishigaki Cruise Hong Kong $770
2024 Dec 11 4 days, round-trip Chan May Cruise Hong Kong $521
2024 Dec 15 5 days, round-trip Okinawa Ishigaki Cruise Hong Kong $700
2024 Dec 20 9 days, round-trip Best Of Japan Holiday Cruise Hong Kong $1977
2024 Dec 29 5 days, round-trip Okinawa Ishigaki Holiday Hong Kong $887
2025 Jan 03 4 days, round-trip Nha Trang Cruise Hong Kong $437
2025 Jan 07 5 days, round-trip Okinawa Ishigaki Cruise Hong Kong $781
2025 Jan 12 4 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Shanghai Hong Kong $500
2025 Jan 16 4 days, round-trip Okinawa Cruise Shanghai $528
2025 Jan 20 4 days, round-trip Nagasaki Cruise Shanghai $735
2025 Jan 24 4 days, round-trip Fukuoka Cruise Shanghai $735
2025 Jan 28 4 days, round-trip Okinawa Cruise Shanghai $1078
2025 Feb 01 4 days, round-trip Okinawa Cruise Shanghai $1025
2025 Feb 09 5 days, round-trip Busan Fukuoka Cruise Shanghai $794
2025 Feb 14 5 days, round-trip Kagoshima Okinawa Cruise Shanghai $594
2025 Feb 19 4 days, round-trip Okinawa Cruise Shanghai $525
2025 Feb 23 5 days, round-trip Fukuoka Kumamoto Cruise Shanghai $423
2025 Feb 28 5 days, round-trip Okinawa Ishigaki Cruise Shanghai $594
2025 Mar 09 7 days, round-trip Osaka, Kobe Tokyo Cruise Shanghai $999
2025 Mar 20 5 days, round-trip Fukuoka Kagoshima Cruise Shanghai $594
2025 Mar 25 5 days, round-trip Kumamoto Nagasaki Cruise Shanghai $594
2025 Mar 30 5 days, round-trip Okinawa Ishigaki Cruise Shanghai $423
2025 Apr 08 5 days, round-trip Fukuoka Kumamoto Cruise Shanghai $626
2025 Apr 13 4 days, round-trip Okinawa Cruise Shanghai $423
2025 Apr 17 5 days, round-trip Nagasaki Fukuoka Cruise Shanghai $626
2025 Apr 26 5 days, round-trip Kagoshima Nagasaki Cruise Shanghai $626
2025 May 01 4 days, round-trip Okinawa Cruise Shanghai $717
2025 May 05 5 days, round-trip Kumamoto Kagoshima Cruise Shanghai $620
2025 May 14 4 days, round-trip Okinawa Cruise Shanghai $661
2025 May 18 5 days, round-trip Kumamoto Kagoshima Cruise Shanghai $654
2025 May 26 4 days, round-trip Okinawa Cruise Shanghai $606
2025 May 30 5 days, round-trip Fukuoka Kumamoto Cruise Shanghai $759
2025 Jun 08 7 days, round-trip Kobe, Osaka Tokyo Cruise Shanghai $899
2025 Jun 19 5 days, round-trip Kagoshima Nagasaki Cruise Shanghai $759
2025 Jun 24 5 days, round-trip Kumamoto Nagasaki Cruise Shanghai $759
2025 Jun 29 5 days, round-trip Busan Fukuoka Cruise Shanghai $864
2025 Jul 04 5 days, round-trip Kagoshima Okinawa Cruise Shanghai $1003
2025 Jul 13 5 days, round-trip Kumamoto Kagoshima Cruise Shanghai $898
2025 Jul 18 4 days, round-trip Okinawa Cruise Shanghai $884
2025 Jul 22 4 days, round-trip Jeju Fukuoka Cruise Shanghai
2025 Jul 26 7 days, round-trip Kobe, Osaka Tokyo Cruise Shanghai $1253
2025 Aug 02 4 days, round-trip Okinawa Cruise Shanghai $884
2025 Aug 10 5 days, round-trip Kumamoto Kagoshima Cruise Shanghai $898
2025 Aug 15 4 days, round-trip Okinawa Cruise Shanghai $884
2025 Aug 19 5 days, round-trip Fukuoka Kumamoto Cruise Shanghai $968
2025 Aug 24 5 days, round-trip Sasebo Kagoshima Cruise Shanghai $864
2025 Sep 01 4 days, round-trip Okinawa Cruise Shanghai $606
2025 Sep 05 5 days, round-trip Busan Fukuoka Cruise Shanghai $759
2025 Sep 14 7 days, round-trip Kobe, Osaka Tokyo Cruise Shanghai $899
2025 Sep 21 5 days, round-trip Nagasaki Fukuoka Cruise Shanghai $654
2025 Sep 26 5 days, round-trip Kagoshima Okinawa Cruise Shanghai $759
2025 Oct 05 4 days, round-trip Okinawa Cruise Shanghai $940
2025 Oct 13 4 days, round-trip Okinawa Cruise Shanghai $423
2025 Oct 20 5 days, round-trip Nagasaki Fukuoka Cruise Shanghai $531
2025 Oct 25 8 days, round-trip Jeju, Maizuru, Niigata Hakodate Shanghai $854
2025 Nov 02 4 days, round-trip Okinawa Cruise Shanghai $425
2025 Nov 06 5 days, round-trip Busan Fukuoka Cruise Shanghai $563
2025 Nov 11 4 days, round-trip Okinawa Cruise Shanghai $425
2025 Nov 23 7 days, round-trip Kobe, Osaka Tokyo Cruise Shanghai $766
2025 Nov 30 4 days, one-way from Shanghai to Hong Kong Shanghai $348
2025 Dec 04 5 days, round-trip Okinawa Ishigaki Cruise Hong Kong $626
2025 Dec 09 5 days, round-trip Best Of Vietnam Cruise Hong Kong $423
2025 Dec 14 5 days, round-trip Okinawa Ishigaki Cruise Hong Kong $594
2025 Dec 19 2 days, round-trip Weekend Sampler Cruise Hong Kong $196
2025 Dec 21 9 days, round-trip Best Of Japan Holiday Cruise Hong Kong $1698
2026 Jan 09 2 days, round-trip Weekend Sampler Cruise Hong Kong $196
2026 Jan 11 4 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Shanghai Hong Kong $373
2026 Jan 24 4 days, round-trip Okinawa Cruise Shanghai $745
2026 Feb 10 4 days, round-trip Okinawa Cruise Shanghai $689
2026 Feb 18 4 days, round-trip Okinawa Cruise Shanghai $1107
2026 Mar 08 5 days, round-trip Kumamoto Kagoshima Cruise Shanghai $531
2026 Mar 13 4 days, round-trip Okinawa Cruise Shanghai $550
2026 Mar 21 7 days, round-trip Osaka, Kobe Tokyo Cruise Shanghai $810
2026 Mar 28 5 days, round-trip Kumamoto Kagoshima Cruise Shanghai $626
2026 Apr 06 4 days, round-trip Okinawa Cruise Shanghai $525
2026 Apr 14 4 days, round-trip Okinawa Cruise Shanghai $525
2026 Apr 18 8 days, round-trip Jeju, Maizuru, Niigata Hakodate Shanghai $955
2026 Apr 26 5 days, round-trip Fukuoka Kumamoto Cruise Shanghai $531

Spectrum Of The Seas Review

Review of Spectrum Of The Seas

The 2019-built Spectrum of the Seas cruise ship is Royal Caribbean's first Quantum-Ultra class vessel with sistership Odyssey OTS (2021). Spectrum OTS was designed and built specifically for the Chinese market. Quantum-Ultra is an upgraded (enlarged and enhanced) version of RCI's Quantum-class ships Anthem OTS, Quantum OTS and Ovation OTS.

The vessel (IMO number 9778856) is currently Cyprus-flagged (MMSI 210563000) and registered in Limassol. In January 2023, the ship's flag state was changed from Bahamas (MMSI 311000749/Nassau port registry) to Cyprus (Limassol).

History - construction and ownership

Royal Caribbean International (RCI) is a US passenger shipping company, trademarked travel brand, and subsidiary owned by Royal Caribbean Group (RCG/shipowner). RCI was established in 1968 and currently has over 1/5 of the worldwide cruise market. RCI also has RCG's largest fleet by both vessel number and GT tonnage (ship sizes and capacities).

All RCI liners have names ending with "of the Seas".

Spectrum Of The Seas cruise ship (Royal Caribbean)

The Spectrum ship was specifically designed for customers from China and South Asian countries.

 

Decks and Cabins

Spectrum Of The Seas staterooms (2137 total, in 33 grades) include 142 Suites, 1487 Balcony, 142 Oceanview, 366 Inside (including Virtual Balcony) and also 28 Studios (Balcony and Interior). Most cabins are sized 180-200 ft2 / 17-19 m2. Most cabin balconies are sized 55 ft2 / 5 m2. The largest is the Ultimate Family Suite (2350 ft2 / 218 m2 plus 460 ft2 / 43 ft2 wraparound terrace).

The "Royal Suite Class" booking category (suite accommodations only) provides Quantum's highest paying passengers with the ultimate all-inclusive cruise experience of Royal Caribbean, marked by Coastal Kitchen exclusive access, 24-hour personal butler service, included gratuities, all-inclusive drinks, free Internet and thermal suite unlimited access. Spectrum OTS also has wheelchair-accessible cabins and virtual balconies (interior rooms with real-time oceanviews).

"Golden Suite" and Silver Suite" are new cabin categories (introduced on Spectrum OTS) with VIP amenities - exclusive dining room, bar-lounge, sundeck. The "Royal Suite Class" booking category (suite accommodations only) provides Quantum's highest paying passengers with the ultimate all-inclusive cruise experience of Royal Caribbean, marked by Coastal Kitchen exclusive access, 24-hour personal butler service, included gratuities, all-inclusive drinks, free Internet and thermal suite unlimited access. Spectrum OTS also has wheelchair-accessible cabins and virtual balconies (interior rooms with real-time seaviews).

Spectrum is Royal Caribbean's first liner with an exclusive Suites-only complex. The enclave is located forward on decks 13-15-16 and consists of Golden- and Silver-categories Suites grouped in a private complex. Golden and Silver suite passengers are provided with exclusive keycard access, private lift, exclusive restaurant and bar-lounge. Suites-exclusive amenities also include access to "The Balcony" (private sundeck area on Deck 16) and "The Boutique" (VIP shopping area on Deck 15, also providing information and booking of private/customized shopping tours ashore).

The boat has 16 decks, of which 15 are passenger-accessible and 11 with cabins.

Spectrum Of The Seas cruise ship (Royal Caribbean)

Compared to the Oasis-class, Quantum-Ultra ships have larger staterooms, more connecting family cabins, new studio staterooms (for solo travelers), more and larger restaurants.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Passengers on Spectrum of the Seas are offered plenty of dining options to choose from, with multiple choices for light bites as well. Reservations for all restaurants can be made online ahead of the cruise. Though not required, reservations are definitely recommended to ensure guests get to eat where they want, when they want. Food and service at the main restaurants are varied and offers an array of experiences.

Royal Caribbean Quantum-class ships - Two70 Lounge

Follows the complete list of Spectrum of the Seas restaurants and food bars.

  • 3-level Main Dining Room restaurant (capacity 1844 seats) serves Chinese and International cuisine specialities with additional a la carte menu items. Menus rotate each day of the voyage.
  • Silver Dining (Suite-passengers only) complimentary restaurant
  • Golden Dining and Lounge (complimentary and exclusive / Suite-passengers only) complimentary restaurant
  • Teppanyaki (Japanese Hibachi specialty restaurant)
  • Wonderland's Dadong is a Chinese restaurant via a partnership with celebrity chef Dong Zhenxiang.
  • Windjammer Marketplace is the buffet restaurant offering Early Breakfast, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The restaurant is complimentary and approx 1/5 larger in comparison to Quantum-Class liners. Among the dishes offered at the buffet restaurant are noodles, pizzas by the slice, Teppanyaki (Japanese cuisine with iron griddle-cooked meals) and Chinese hot pot food.
  • Chops Grille is a specialty steakhouse/seafood restaurant.
  • Chef's Table (14-guest capacity, gourmet private dining package)
  • Jamie's Italian Restaurant is via a partnership with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.
  • Izumi Japanese Cuisine is a specialty restaurant.
  • The Cafe at Two70 (casual dining marketplace/cafe bar)
  • "Leaf and Bean" is a Cafe Restaurant / Patisserie / Coffee Shop / Tea Room offering traditional Chinese beverages and snacks, authentic teas, coffee drinks, fresh-baked pastries and gourmet desserts.
  • Solarium Bistro (healthy dining menu, fka "Devinly Decadence")
  • Noodle Bar
  • Splashaway Cafe (poolside indoor food bar)
  • Sichuan Red (Chinese speciality restaurant) serves authentic cuisine specialties traditional to China's Sichuan province.

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Guests on Spectrum of the Seas are free to enjoy 16 decks, with a top deck featuring solarium for adults, an outdoor pool, a new indoor pool with a roof system and H2O Zone kids' aqua park. Additional facilities aboard the cruise ship include a surf simulator, a rock-climbing wall measuring 40ft above the deck, a spa, a casino, and an outdoor movie screen.

Royal Caribbean Quantum-class ships - SeaPlex

Spectrum OTS (and all Quantum-Class liners) feature as unique facilities "iFly by RipCord" (skydiving simulator at a fee, reservations are required) and "North Star" (jewel-shaped glass capsule) rising 300 ft (92 m) above sea level for 360-degree views above the ship. North Star is at a fee and also can be privately booked (for special events). At "iFly by RipCord", each passenger is fitted with goggles, helmet and jumpsuit before jumping into the chamber (1-min sessions). These vessels also have Bionic Bar where "bartending robots" mix up cocktails ordered via a tablet.

 

Follows the complete list of Spectrum of the Seas lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Royal Theater (1299-seat, features 3D Movies, aerial acrobatic performances and Broadway-style productions). Exclusively for Spectrum OTS, Royal Caribbean developed two original musical productions (both with hi-tech special effects) held at Royal Theater - "The Effectors" and "Showgirl! Present Future". The Effectors is themed on 4 superheroes - Captain Coreo (leader, has powers to control all movements), Lume (sassy supergirl, has the power to control light and all visual creations), Pixel (sexy and mysterious supergirl, has the power to control all images and projectionS) and Reverb (unpredictable superhero with enormous power to control sounds). Spectrum's superheroes fight Crash - the evil enemy who tries to control the world - and to hinder the show. The Showgirl production combines modern choreography, vocal performances, costumes, innovative video- and light effects.
  • Music Hall (2-deck high live entertainment venue)
  • Two70 Lounge (3-deck high relaxation lounge) features interactive floor-ceiling windows, a 6-person troupe (providing live entertainment), Vistarama media projection technology (transforming the lounge's wall-to-wall windows into a 135x22 ft / 41x7 m tall screen), Roboscreens (mobile screens "dancing" in synchrony with the music), special visual effects. Exclusively for Spectrum OTS' Two70 Lounge, RCI developed "The Silk Road" production. This show is themed on the world's diverse cultures and music of the countries along the Silk Road (a network of ancient trade routes connecting Asia with Europe). This original RCI production is combined with lounge's signature technologies Vistarama and Roboscreens. At Two70 is also held the "Expedition Two70" (reality gaming) featuring scenes like fantasy-type temples and ruins.
  • Photo Gallery and Shop; SeaTrek Shop (diving equipment)
  • Crown Lounge (fka Diamond Club Lounge & Bar for past guests only); Concierge Club and Lounge (suite- and past guests only); Golden Room / Card Room
  • Bionic Bar, NorthStar Bar, Schooner Bar (piano bar); Sky Bar; Vintages Wine Bar
  • Royal Esplanade (an area between the boutique shops and restaurants on decks 4 and 5; part of it is "The Via" with the Vintages wine bar, Port Merchants and Jamie's)
  • Casino Royale; Casino VIP
  • Star Moment (Karaoke Room for private parties and singalongs)
  • Outdoor Movie Screen
  • Cafe Promenade (24-hour; serves snacks and drinks, as well as Starbucks specialty coffee)
  • Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center
  • Focus (Photo Gallery and Shop)
  • Solarium lounge (includes Solarium Cafe, pool bar and adults-only pool deck); Solarium Bar
  • Video Games Arcade; The Living Room and Night Club teen areas; Royal Babies and Tots Nursery; Adventure Ocean kids lounge area; Workshop (family venue); H2O Zone family and kids area; Kung Fu Panda
  • North Star; FlowRider (surf simulator); RipCord by iFly; Jogging Track; Rock-climbing Wall
  • Sky Pad topdeck aft-located bungee trampoline with optional virtual reality gaming headsets.
  • "Battle for Planet Z" (laser tag course at Studio B) allows two 8-person teams to fight against each other to claim the galaxy's last planet.

SeaPlex (the largest sports complex at sea) offers roller skating, bumper cars, a circus school, a full-sized sports court (for American basketball), table tennis, fencing, archery. Spectrum OTS' SeaPlex has the fleet's first reality walls and flooring for interactive experiences. Outside the SeaPlex (on the exterior deck near the rock-climbing wall) will be positioned a large-size (33 ft / 10 m tall) animal statue (yet to be revealed).

Itineraries

Spectrum Of The Seas itinerary program is based on Asian roundtrips from China (homeports Hong Kong and Shanghai). The inaugural cruise (16-night Suez Canal itinerary) was from Barcelona to Dubai (departure April 18, 2019). The second relocation voyage segment (RepositionCruises.com) was from Dubai to Singapore (14-night, themed "Spice Route Cruise", departure May 4).

The combined maiden voyage (51-day "Global Odyssey"/Barcelona to Shanghai) visited ports in 13 countries and was available for booking in 5 segments. From Hong Kong and Shanghai were offered also short breaks (4-day, one-port itineraries) to Vietnam (Danang) and to Japan (Naha or Kagoshima).

From homeport Singapore, Spectrum OTS initially offered only three itineraries - 3-day to Port Klang/Kuala Lumpur Malaysia (May 18 roundtrip), 4-day to Penang Malaysia (May 21 roundtrip) and 9-day repositioning Singapore-Shanghai (May 25) visiting Vietnam (Saigon, Nha Trang) and Hong Kong (overnight).

From homeport Shanghai, Spectrum OTS offered 4 roundtrips:

  • 7-day "Best Of Japan" (Kobe, Yokohama)
  • 5-day "Kagoshima and Okinawa" (Kagoshima, Naha)
  • 4-day "Best Of Okinawa" (to Naha)
  • 4-day "Best Of Kagoshima" (to Kagoshima)

For 2021 were scheduled 30 departures from Shanghai (4-5-7-night roundtrips).

From Hong Kong, Spectrum OTS offers 3 roundtrip itineraries:

  • 7-day "Japan and Philippines" (Naha, Salomague Island, Luzon Island/Subic Bay)
  • 5-day "Best Of Vietnam" (Danang, Nha Trang)
  • 4-day "Best Of Chan May" (to Danang)

Following the Coronavirus crisis, in 2021 Spectrum OTS had to restart with cruises to nowhere from Hong Kong (July through November). The "nowhere" schedule included the following itineraries (all without call ports) and departure dates:

  • 2-night (July 30, Sept 5, 17)
  • 3-night (Aug 5, 12, 19, 26, Sept 2, 7, 10, 23, 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 11, 18, 25)
  • 4-night (Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Sept 13, 19, 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, 28)
  • Booking requirements for these voyages included: Hong Kong residents only, no Interior cabins (Oceanview and above categories only), passengers 16+ years old to be fully vaccinated (with the 2nd dose received at least 14 days prior boarding) and providing a negative PCR test (within 48 hours prior boarding). Hong Kong Tourism Board's regulations also required operations at 50% of the boat's max passenger capacity.

However, on June 30th, RCI postponed the homeporting and rescheduled it for September.

Spectrum OTS' first Singapore homeporting season (April 2022-2023) started on April 11, 2022. The schedule initially included only 3- and 4-night "cruises to nowhere" (Ocean Getaways), as well as (since June 30, 2022) 3-4-night itineraries visiting Malaysia (Klang/Kuala Lumpur and Klang+Penang). Fares for the 3-nighters started from US$310 pp, for the 4-nighters - from US$390 pp.

In Aug 2022 were scheduled longer (5-7-9-12-night) voyages for 2023-2024. The new program included Hong Kong, as well as ports in Japan (Tokyo, Osaka) and in Southeast Asia - Philippines (Manila), Taiwan (Keelung), Vietnam (Saigon, Danang, Nha Trang), Malaysia (Penang), Thailand (Laem Chabang/Bangkok, Phuket).

In May 2023, RCI announced that Spectrum OTS in Singapore will be replaced by Anthem OTS in 2024-2025 (starting in October 2024). Spectrum OTS will be redeployed to China and homeported in Shanghai and Hong Kong. Starting in April 2024, Spectrum OTS from Shanghai will offer roundtrips to Japanese ports, including Yokohama, Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, Nagasaki. Starting in December 2024, Spectrum OTS has scheduled 8x roundtrips from Hong Kong (China) to ports in Japan, Taiwan and Vietnam.

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On August 16, 2017, with the steel-cutting ceremony officially started the vessel's construction. On November 8th (2017) was the keel-laying ceremony (held at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg Germany) which started the vessel's physical construction/assembly.

Traditionally, during the special event, newly minted "lucky" coins were placed under the hull's first building block (out of all 74 blocks). All these mega-blocks (hull and superstructure) were constructed and pre-assembled at Neptun Werft Shipyard (Rostock Germany), then loaded (via hydraulics) onto pontoons and shipped down Ems River to the shipyard in Papenburg.

Spectrum Of The Seas cruise ship construction

Spectrum OTS is the first "Quantum-Ultra" class liner specifically designed for operations in Asia (China and Asia-Pacific regions). As of 2017, RCI had 6 ships on order (under construction). The vessel's launch (float-out from drydock) was on February 25, 2019. Then it was berthed at the shipyard's outfitting pier to receive the funnel and North Star structure. The conveyance through Ems River to North Seas (for sea trials) was in March. Following the float-out of Spectrum OTS, into the covered building dock N2 was maneuvered back the hull of Norwegian Encore (NCL).

Spectrum Of The Seas cruise ship construction

Spectrum OTS' conveyance from Papenburg Shipyard to Eemshaven Holland (down Ems River) was scheduled for March 19, 2019 (starting at 6 pm) and ending on March 21. Followed sea trials (in the North Sea) to check the vessel's technical equipment and navigation capabilities. Following the sea trials, the ship arrived in Bremerhaven Germany. Next is listed the conveyance schedule:

  • March 19 - 6:30 pm (waiting in Papenburg), 7 pm (passing Dockschleuse (shipyard's river lock)
  • March 20 - 1:30 am (passing Weener Bridge), 6 am (passing Jann-Berghaus-Bridge / Leer), 10:15 am (arriving in Emsperrwerk shipyard), 11: 45 am (passing Emsperrwerk), 1:15 pm (passing Emden Germany)

Meyer Werft officially delivered Spectrum OTS to RCI on April 11, 2019. The ceremony (held at Bremerhaven Shipyard) was attended by Richard Fain (RCCL's Chairman and CEO), Michael Bayley (RCI's President and CEO) and Bernard Meyer (Meyer Werft's owner). The ship's first Captain was Charles Teige (previously Master of Liberty OTS).

The liner's christening ceremony was held on June 3 (2019) in Shanghai China, after completing the 46-day relocation voyage from Europe (see below). The naming ceremony (held at Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal) also marked Royal Caribbean's 10th year in China. The event was attended by Michael Bayley (RCI's President and CEO), the couple Xiaoming Huang and Angelababy (godparents), Chinese celebrities.

On September 15, 2014, the shipowner RCCL (Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd) trademarked the ship names Spectrum of the Seas, Joy of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas, Emblem of the Seas, Apex of the Seas. In 2015, RCCL abandoned the trademarks Emblem of the Seas, Passion of the Seas, Pulse of the Seas (on September 7) and the trademarks Apex of the Seas, Joy of the Seas, Spectrum of the Seas (on September 14).

On October 17, 2016, RCCL filed a trademark application with the US Patent and Trademark Office for the ship name "Icon of the Seas". RCI previously announced the order of two vessels for the new Icon-class of ships (LNG-powered, with fuel cell technology). The ship names "Apex of the Seas" (serial number 87507244) and "Joy of the Seas" (serial number 87507232) were trademarked on June 27, 2017. Both names were previously registered on September 14, 2014, but abandoned a year later (September 14, 2015).

On June 24, 2017, RCCL filed a trademark with the US Patent and Trademark Office for the ship name "Spectrum of the Seas".

Spectrum OTS drydock 2024

The ship's first drydocking was in 2024 (March 28 through April 17) at Singapore's Seatrium Shipyard (in Tuas).

The project included regular/routine maintenance, safety inspections/classification works, minor repairs, renovation of public areas (carpeting, upholstery) and cabin updates.

Inaugural cruise itineraries 2019

Next tables show the liner's maiden voyages (segments of the "Spice Route" repositioning cruise from Europe to China) with prices per person (cheapest double-occupancy Interior Cabin rates).

16-day Suez Canal repositioning from Barcelona to Dubai - prices started from USD 1050 pp. The boat's Suez Canal crossing fees were reportedly USD 964,000.

Date / TimePort
18 AprDeparting from Barcelona, Spain
20 Apr 07:00 - 19:00Civitavecchia-Rome, Italy
21 Apr 07:00 - 18:00Naples, Italy
23 Apr 09:00 - 19:00Piraeus-Athens, Greece
25 Apr 23:00 - 13:00Suez Canal
27 Apr 08:00 - 20:00Aqaba, Jordan
04 MayArriving in Dubai, UAE

13-day repositioning from Dubai to Singapore - prices from USD 1050 pp

Date / TimePort
05 MayDeparting from Dubai
06 May 09:00 - 17:00Muscat, Oman
10 May 07:00 - 17:00Cochin, India
16 May 07:00 - 17:00Pulau Penang Island, Malaysia
17 MayArriving in Singapore

3-day Inaugural Asian cruise roundtrip from Singapore (themed "Tour Of Malaysia") - prices from USD 420 pp

Date / TimePort
18 MayDeparting from Singapore
19 May 10:00 - 19:00Klang-Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
21 MayArriving in Singapore

9-day repositioning from Singapore to Shanghai - prices from USD 1130 pp

Date / TimePort
25 MayDeparting from Singapore
27 May 07:00 - 19:00Phu My/Saigon, Vietnam
28 May 09:00 - 18:00Nha Trang, Vietnam
30 May 09:00 - 15:00Hong Kong, China
03 JunArriving in Shanghai, China

7-day Inaugural Japan cruise roundtrip from China (themed "Best Of Japan") - prices from USD 15000 pp

Date / TimePort
06 JunDeparting from Shanghai
08 Jun 13:00 - 15:00Kobe-Osaka, Japan
10 Jun 11:00 - 23:00Yokohama, Japan
13 JunArriving in Shanghai

8-day Inaugural Japan and Russia cruise from China - prices from USD 1300 pp

Date / TimePort
06 SepDeparting from Shanghai
09 Sep 05:00 - 21:00Vladivostok, Russia
11 Sep 06:00 - 18:00Maizuru, Japan
12 Sep 12:00 - 21:00Hakata/Fukuoka City, Japan
14 SepArriving in Shanghai

4-day repositioning from Shanghai to Hong Kong - prices from USD 490 pp

Date / TimePort
14 DecDeparting from Shanghai
16 Dec 07:00 - 17:00Naha, Japan
18 DecArriving in Hong Kong

4-day Inaugural cruise roundtrip from Hong Kong (themed "Best Of Chan May") prices from USD 720 pp

Date / TimePort
18 DecDeparting from Hong Kong
20 Dec 07:00 - 17:00Da-Nang, Vietnam
22 DecArriving in Hong Kong

Godspeed!