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New arrival Spectrum of the Seas to spearhead Royal Caribbean’s Asia-Pacific line-up in 2018-19

Royal Caribbean International has unveiled its cruise plans for the new Spectrum of the Seas, the first Quantum Ultra-class ship to be based in the Asia-Pacific region.

Set for launch in spring 2019, Spectrum features in the 2018-19 cruise programme for China, Singapore and Australia. 

Ovation of the Seas
Ovation of the Seas will spend her longest season in Australia sailing out of Sydney

With nearly a decade since Royal Caribbean’s first cruise in China, the cruise line further bolsters its commitment to the market by dedicating a line up of its most technologically advanced ships.

The new ship will specifically be designed for guests in the region, featuring even more cutting-edge and unprecedented experiences and amenities.

As part of the deployment plans for 2018-19, Mariner of the Seas will reposition to a new home in Miami, embarking on a “Global Odyssey” from Asia that features three long sailings from Singapore to Dubai; Dubai to Barcelona; and Barcelona to Miami. Voyager of the Seas will have her first full season in Singapore in 2018-19, offering 3- to 7-night adventures throughout Southeast Asia with stops that include ports in Thailand and Malaysia.

The season presents additional highlights, including open-jaw itineraries for adventure-seekers travelling Down Under with new 10-night open-jaw itineraries between Auckland and Melbourne or Sydney on Radiance of the Seas. During the winter, Ovation of the Seas will reposition to Sydney for her longest season in Australia.

China, Singapore, Australia highlights

Quantum of the Seas will continue to sail from Shanghai for the fourth consecutive season, offering 78 sailings to and from Japan, beginning January 2018.
Highlights include:
:: 6-night Japan itinerary: Visiting the historic city of Nagasaki and overnighting in Okinawa, Japan,  guests can dive into the unique culture of the nation’s southernmost prefecture
:: 8-night Ultimate Japan itinerary: Showcasing the best of the nation with stops in Kobe, Tokyo and Nagasaki, Japan

Ovation of the Seas will return to Tianjin, China for its second season, offering a rich lineup to explore the best of Japan, including two new ports for the ship: Sasaebo and Shimonoseki. The season begins April 2018.
Highlights include:
:: 5-night Japan itinerary: Sailing to Sasaebo and Shimonoseki, Japan, travellers will venture to what many know as “The Gateway to Japan”.
:: 7-night Ultimate Japan itinerary: Ports of call include Sakaiminato, Maizuru and Nagasaki.

Voyager of the Seas will offer a combined total of 77 sailings from Singapore, Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China, offering countless adventures across Southeast Asia, beginning 30 April, 2018.
Itinerary highlights include:
:: 4-night Malaysia itinerary: Sailing from Singapore and visiting Penang and Phuket, Malaysia, a hub of vibrant neighbourhoods and heritage architecture
:: 5-night Vietnam itinerary: From Hong Kong to far-flung destinations, including Chan May and Nha Trang, Vietnam, guests will discover a country of breathtaking beauty and a storied past

Journeys in Australia and South Pacific

Ovation of the Seas, the largest and most technologically advanced ship to sail in Australian waters, will sail from Sydney for its third and longest season in the country, offering 13 sailings beginning November 2018.
Highlights include:
:: 10-night New Zealand itinerary: Departing Sydney, featuring the country’s endemic wildlife and Maori heritage with stops in Milford Sound, Napier and Picton
:: 14-night Singapore to Sydney, open-jaw itinerary: Setting sail this Fall to ports of call including Adelaide and Hobart, Tasmania

Radiance of the Seas will have an expanded open-jaw program with three new itineraries venturing out into Australia in 2019.
Highlights include:
:: New - 10-night, open-jaw itinerary: Departing from Auckland to Melbourne, travellers will visit various destinations throughout the Tasman Sea. 

Explorer of the Seas will join Ovation of the Seas for her fourth season based in Sydney with 23 sailings exploring the islands of the South Pacific and Fiji. The ship’s cruises range from 3- to 14-night itineraries, and will begin in October 2018.
Highlights include:
:: 12-night South Pacific and Fiji itinerary: Visiting a line-up of exotic destinations, including Noumea, Caledonia; Port Vila, Vanuatu; Lautoka and Suva, Fiji.

Posted on 30th December 2017 at 11:58 am in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Royal Caribbean |

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