Spectrum of the Seas, the first ship in Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum Ultra class, made its highly-anticipated debut in Shanghai, China, yesterday.

“Royal Caribbean has always been known for innovating and pushing the boundaries and Spectrum of the Seas is a great example of this,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International.

Spectrum brings to life the best of Royal Caribbean along with specifically designed and curated experiences for our Chinese consumers.”

The ship sailed into Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal after completing a 46-night ‘global odyssey’ which spanned 17 cities.

In honour of Spectrum arriving into its new home, the cruise line held a naming ceremony. Given the role of godparents, Royal Caribbean brand ambassadors Xiaoming Huang and Angelababy were on hand to name the ship and bestow a blessing of safekeeping.

It will be the third new ship to homeport in Shanghai, following in the footsteps of Quantum of the Seas and Ovation of the Seas. Spectrum, however, is the largest and most expensive.

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Transformational spaces on Spectrum of the Seas

Among the transformational spaces on board Spectrum is the two-level, three-bedroom Ultimate Family Suite. Features include an in-suite slide that transports children from their own space to the living area below, a recreation room and ocean views in the bathroom.

Another highlight is the Sky Pad. Situated on the aft of the ship, this area centres on a virtual reality bungee trampoline experience.

Dining options on Spectrum of the Seas

Thirty-three dining options are available on Spectrum of the Seas. This includes innovative dining concepts such as Sichuan Red, a brand-new restaurant serving authentic cuisine from the Sichuan province of China.

Guests can enjoy a range of authentic China teas as well as coffee and pastries in Leaf and Bean, Teppanyaki offers oriental flavours cooked in Japan’s traditional teppanyaki style and there is a Noodle Bar, too, with live chef demonstrations.

Meanwhile, the main dining option takes the form of a three-level restaurant with 1,844 seats. The complimentary venue serves a variety of Chinese and Western a la carte options.

Entertainment on board Spectrum of the Seas

The cruise ship will feature three new productions developed in-house at Royal Caribbean – The Silk RoadThe Effectors and Showgirl! Past. Present. Future.

Each show presents unrivalled talent, immersive technology and unparalleled special effects.

Then entertainment continues across the ship, with laser tag, karaoke, various indoor ball games, fencing and archery among the activities guests can partake in on their cruise.

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