Royal Caribbean International’s newest ship Spectrum of the Seas has arrived in Asia, with her second call at Kochi port after Mumbai.
The 16-deck, 168,666 gross registered ton ship is the largest ever to call in India. The first of the Quantum Ultra Class, Spectrum of the Seas has a total capacity of 5,622 guests and is 1,139 feet long, which overtakes sister ships Quantum and Ovation of the Seas, both currently Asia’s largest.
To celebrate the maiden call, plaque exchanges were conducted between Spectrum of the Seas’ Captain Charles Teige and port officials.
“Largest and most innovative yet to touch Indian shores”
Varun Chadha, COO, Tirun said: “We are very excited that Spectrum of the Seas will be calling on India. She will be the largest and most innovative yet to touch Indian shores and give some of our guests a sampler of the Royal Caribbean experience. Her Deployment in Singapore in May and then in Shanghai June onwards will give Indians access to the best of cruising while visiting exciting destinations in Thailand, Malaysia and Japan.”
This is the second time the global cruise line is deploying a brand new ship to Asia for homeporting, which underscores its ever-growing confidence in the region.
As the first ship in the fleet custom built for the Asian market, the ship features new experiences including the Sky Pad, a virtual reality bungee trampoline. Furthermore, debuting on the forward end of the ship is the cruise line’s first private enclave for suite guests. Guests booked in the suites will have exclusive card key access, a private elevator, outdoor space and a dedicated restaurant and lounge.
The new ship also introduces to Asia the two-level, 2,809-square-foot Ultimate Family Suite that accommodates up to 11 guests. The three-bedroom suite’s highlight is the in-room slide, plus the recreation room complete with surround sound equipment.
Spectrum of the Seas is currently on a 14-night cruise from Dubai to Singapore.