Spectrum Of The Seas

Spectrum Of The Seas Review and Specifications

Specifications of Spectrum Of The Seas

Year built2019 new ship
BuilderMeyer Werft (Papenburg, Germany)
ClassQuantum-Ultra
Building costEUR 750 million (USD 940 million)
OwnerRoyal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
OperatorRoyal Caribbean International
Speed22 kn / 41 kph / 25 mph
Length (LOA)348 m / 1142 ft
Beam (width)49 m / 161 ft
Gross Tonnage168666 gt
Passengers4246 - 4819
Crew1551
Passengers-to-space ratio35
Decks16
Cabins2095
Decks with cabins9
Sister-shipsOdyssey Of The Seas
Christened bytba

Review of Spectrum Of The Seas

Spectrum of the Seas cruise ship is Royal Caribbean’s first Quantum-Ultra class vessel designed and built specifically for the Chinese market. Quantum-Ultra is an upgraded (enlarged and enhanced) version of the Quantum-class ships Anthem, Quantum and Ovation.

History - construction and ownership

Royal Caribbean International (RCI) is an US company, trademarked brand and subsidiary owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL, shipowner). RCI was established in 1968 and currently has over 1/5 of the worldwide cruise market. RCI also has RCCL's largest fleet as both number of vessels and GT tonnage (ship sizes and capacities). All Royal Caribbean 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.

Itineraries

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

The combined maiden voyage (51-day "Global Odyssey" Barcelona to Shanghai) visits ports in 13 countries. The relocation cruise is available in 5 segments. Cruises from Shanghai visit ports in Japan, Philippines and Far East Russia (Vladivostok). From Hong Kong and Shanghai are offered also mini cruises (4-day, one-port itineraries) to Vietnam (Danang) and to Japan (Naha or Kagoshima).

Cabins

Most Spectrum OTS staterooms are balconied and 100-185-ft2 insides. The largest (Ultimate Family Suites / 2-Bedroom Loft Suites) are sized 1640 ft2 (152 m2) with 610 ft2 (57 m2) balcony. The 2-story Family Suites feature 3D cinema and indoor slide.

"Golden Suite" is a new cabin category 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 oceanviews).

Compared to the Oasis-class ships, Spectrum has larger staterooms, more connecting family cabins, new studio staterooms (for solo travelers). Spectrum is also RCI fleet'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 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).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Passengers on Spectrum of the Seas are offered plenty dining options to choose from, with multiple choices for light bites as well. Reservations for all restaurants can be made online ahead of 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 is 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 specialties 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 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 partnership with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.
  • Izumi Japanese Cuisine is a specialty restaurant.
  • The Cafe @ Two70° (casual dining marketplace)
  • "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, ex-“Devinly Decadence”)
  • Noodle Bar
  • Splashaway Cafe (poolside indoor food bar)
  • Sichuan Red (Chinese specialty restaurant) serves authentic cuisine specialties traditional for 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

Adrenaline junkies should first try the iFly by RipCord, Royal Caribbean's skydiving simulator. You'll need a reservation for iFly, as it's increasingly popular, but there is no fee. Nearby is the surf simulator, FlowRider. One of the most unique experiences to try out is the North Star, which is a jewel-shaped glass globe rising 300 feet above sea level. It provides great 360-degree views above the ship. North Star is free but can be booked for special events for a fee.

The Royal Theater hosts the major production show "Mamma Mia!" featuring ABBA's greatest hits. The result is an exceptional show and spectacular event that makes everyone want to dance and sing along.

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)
  • Music Hall (2-deck high live entertainment venue)
  • Two70° Lounge (3-deck high relaxation observation lounge with live entertainment)
  • Photo Gallery and Shop; SeaTrek Shop (diving equipment)
  • Diamond Club Lounge and Bar (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)
  • 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 area); 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
  • SeaPlex (largest at sea sports complex, with roller skating, bumper cars, circus school, full-sized basketball court); 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.

Spectrum Of The Seas wiki

On June 24, 2017, the shipowner Royal Caribbean (RCCL) filed a trademark with the US Patent and Trademark Office for the vessel name "Spectrum of the Seas". In September 2014, RCCL trademarked "Spectrum of the Seas", but the trademark was abandoned on September 14, 2015.

On August 16, 2017, was held the steel-cutting ceremony, marking the official start of the vessel's construction. On November 8, 2017, was vessel's keel-laying ceremony held at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg Germany. Traditionally, 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) are 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 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).

On October 17, 2016, RCCL filed a trademark application with the US Patent and Trademark Office for the cruise 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 vessel 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).

Inaugural cruise itineraries 2019

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

16-day Suez Canal repositioning from Barcelona to Dubai - prices from USD 1050 pp

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, Port Rashid, UAE

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

05 MayDeparting from Dubai, Port Rashid, UAE
06 May 09:00 - 17:00Muscat, Oman
10 May 07:00 - 17:00Cochin, India
16 May 07:00 - 17:00Pulau Penang Island, Georgetown, Malaysia
17 MayArriving in Singapore

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

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

25 MayDeparting from Singapore
27 May 07:00 - 19:00Phu My, Ho Chi Minh City / 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

06 JunDeparting from Shanghai, China
08 Jun 13:00 - 15:00Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan
10 Jun 11:00 - 23:00Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan
13 JunArriving in Shanghai, China

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

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

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

14 DecDeparting from Shanghai, China
16 Dec 07:00 - 17:00Naha, Okinawa Island, Japan
18 DecArriving in Hong Kong, China

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

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

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Spectrum Of The Seas Itineraries

The below listed Spectrum Of The Seas cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Royal Caribbean fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 Apr 18 16 days, one-way from Barcelona to Dubai Barcelona
2019 May 04 14 days, one-way from Dubai to Singapore Dubai$1313
2019 May 18 3 days, round-trip Tour Of Malaysia Singapore$526
2019 May 21 4 days, round-trip Tour Of Malaysia Singapore$701
2019 May 25 9 days, one-way from Singapore to Shanghai Singapore$1529
2019 Jun 06 7 days, round-trip Best Of Japan Shanghai$920
2019 Jun 13 4 days, round-trip Best Of Fukuoka Shanghai$731
2019 Jun 17 5 days, round-trip Kumamoto & Fukuoka Shanghai$762
2019 Jun 22 5 days, round-trip Kagoshima & Okinawa Shanghai$788
2019 Jun 27 5 days, round-trip Nagasaki & Fukuoka Shanghai$788
2019 Jul 02 5 days, round-trip Kagoshima & Nagasaki Shanghai$1133
2019 Jul 07 5 days, round-trip Okinawa & Nagasaki Shanghai$1133
2019 Jul 12 4 days, round-trip Best Of Nagasaki Shanghai$840
2019 Jul 16 7 days, round-trip Best Of Japan Shanghai$1314
2019 Jul 23 5 days, round-trip Fukuoka & Kagoshima Shanghai$1133
2019 Jul 28 5 days, round-trip Kagoshima & Okinawa Shanghai$1133
2019 Aug 02 4 days, round-trip Best Of Okinawa Shanghai$840
2019 Aug 06 5 days, round-trip Fukuoka & Kagoshima Shanghai$1075
2019 Aug 11 4 days, round-trip Best Of Okinawa Shanghai$840
2019 Aug 15 5 days, round-trip Fukuoka & Kagoshima Shanghai$1133
2019 Aug 20 4 days, round-trip Best Of Kagoshima Shanghai$840
2019 Aug 24 4 days, round-trip Best Of Nagasaki Shanghai$840
2019 Sep 01 5 days, round-trip Nagasaki & Okinawa Shanghai$788
2019 Sep 06 8 days, round-trip Russia & Japan Shanghai$872
2019 Sep 14 4 days, round-trip Best Of Nagasaki Shanghai$686
2019 Sep 18 4 days, round-trip Best Of Fukuoka Shanghai$686
2019 Sep 22 5 days, round-trip Nagasaki & Okinawa Shanghai$788
2019 Sep 27 4 days, round-trip Best Of Nagasaki Shanghai$686
2019 Oct 01 7 days, round-trip Best Of Japan Shanghai$1424
2019 Oct 08 4 days, round-trip Best Of Fukuoka Shanghai$637
2019 Oct 12 5 days, round-trip Okinawa & Nagasaki Shanghai$717
2019 Oct 17 5 days, round-trip Kumamoto & Fukuoka Shanghai$717
2019 Oct 22 5 days, round-trip Nagasaki & Kagoshima Shanghai$717
2019 Oct 27 7 days, round-trip Best Of Japan Shanghai$971
2019 Nov 03 4 days, round-trip Best Of Okinawa Shanghai$591
2019 Nov 07 4 days, round-trip Best Of Fukuoka Shanghai$616
2019 Nov 15 4 days, round-trip Best Of Fukuoka Shanghai$616
2019 Nov 19 5 days, round-trip Fukuoka & Kumamoto Shanghai$698
2019 Nov 24 7 days, round-trip Philippines & Japan Shanghai$940
2019 Dec 01 4 days, round-trip Best Of Nagasaki Shanghai$539
2019 Dec 05 4 days, round-trip Best Of Fukuoka Shanghai$562
2019 Dec 09 5 days, round-trip Nagasaki & Kagoshima Shanghai$665
2019 Dec 14 4 days, one-way from Shanghai to Hong Kong Shanghai$594
2019 Dec 18 4 days, round-trip Best Of Chan May Hong Kong$672
2019 Dec 22 7 days, round-trip Japan & Philippines Hong Kong$1093
2019 Dec 29 4 days, round-trip Best Of Chan May Hong Kong$547
2020 Jan 02 7 days, round-trip Japan & Philippines Hong Kong$647
2020 Jan 09 5 days, round-trip Best Of Vietnam Hong Kong$577
2020 Jan 14 4 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Shanghai Hong Kong$513