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Spectrum of the Seas Overview

By Cruiseline.com

Custom built for the Chinese market, Spectrum of the Seas is Royal Caribbean's first Quantum Ultra-Class ship. It may not have been designed for Americans, but this enormous ship stays true to Royal Caribbean’s “go big or go home” approach to cruising with an extensive list of activities and amenities for passengers of all ages. Cruisers can engage in a bumper-car battle or jump to new heights via the virtual reality Sky Pad, then stop by the Splashaway Café for a quick bite before conquering the 200-foot rock-climbing wall or RipCord by iFly skydiving simulator. If virtual or simulated heights aren’t enough, experience breathtaking views for real 300 feet above the water in Spectrum’s North Star glass capsule.

Karaoke nights, two casinos, and adult-only areas provide fun for parents and older passengers, while kids and more active cruisers can spend their days at sea roller skating, playing video games, and attending circus school. This high-tech ship also entertains guests with 3D movies, live music, aerial acrobatics and a full-sized basketball court. New dining options include the Asian flavors of Sichaun Red and Teppanyaki, along with popular Royal Caribbean staples like the Windjammer Marketplace, Chops Grille, Jamie's Italian, Leaf and Bean, and Izumi's.

Spectrum of the Seas itineraries depart from Shanghai in June 2019, then transition to Hong Kong in winter 2019. Destinations include passenger favorites like Japan, Russia, and the Philippines.

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Best For

Spectrum of the Seas appeals most to active travelers who don’t mind the hustle and bustle you’d find in a big city.

You Should Know

Travelers who’d prefer to spend their vacation on a less stimulating, more intimate cruise should consider other options. Also, American cruisers looking to explore Asia should know that this ship is built for Chinese cruisers, and the onboard experience will be different than a typical Caribbean sailing.

Highlights

  • Sky Pad, a virtual reality bungee-trampoline experience
  • SeaPlex, the largest at-sea sports and entertainment complex
  • Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center
  • 1,299-seat Royal Theater with acrobatic performances, 3D movies, and Broadway-inspired shows
  • RipCord by iFly, a skydiving simulator
  • 200-ft rock-climbing wall
  • North Star glass capsule
  • FlowRider surf simulator
  • Bumper Cars
  • New specialty restaurants Sichuan Red and Teppanyaki
  • Casino Royal and Casino VIP
  • Video arcade for family-friendly fun
  • Two70 bar with nighttime multimedia projection, robotics, and human artistry

Spectrum of the Seas Cabins

2137 cabins and 41 cabin categories.

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Inside Cabin Inside
Avg. Cost: $174/night
Oceanview Cabin Oceanview
Avg. Cost: $186/night
Balcony Balcony
(1 Review)
Avg. Cost: $196/night
Suite Cabin Suite
Avg. Cost: $255/night

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5 Spectrum of the Seas Reviews

Not A good cruise for Westerners. Cruise is focused on the Asian market . by stpetersburg

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

I would not recommend this cruise ship for Westerners.

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3.0

Right where do I start?... by superadz

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Right where do I start? First some positives. Great room, Gordon is a brilliant cruise director, some excellent food (wonderland, sichaun red and the chefs table in particular were excellent. Jamie's and izumi below average) staff were great virtually without exception, the music hall and 270 lounge are great venues, solarium and indoor pool are very good. Now time for some negatives. on the whole I feel the ship is very poorly laid out, especially when it comes to outside space and the placement of bars, there are hardly any places to enjoy a view whilst having a drink yet guest services has a beautiful outside view. Secondly the entertainment was so poor as to be almost shambolic, the headliner acts were just Britains got talent semi finalist level acts (generally 5 mins of entertainment crammed into an hour) the house band (the Royal swedes) are very good but to expect people to watch them for 4 hours a night virtually every night is a bit much on one occasion they played over 7 hours throughout the day. In summary I was disappointed, it seems like a opportunity missed and royal Caribbean have ended up with a OK ship with a big casino rather than a excellent ship that it could have been. One further point, RCI really have to give up on the bionic bar. it takes up too much space for a item people only ever use on day 1, sure it looks great but it was empty virtually the entire cruise.

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4.4

Lovely Suez transit by Rulocal

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

My overall impression of the Spectrum, is that it is what it is, and out of 5 I would rate it a 4. But we probably won't see it in Europe or the US any time soon.

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2 Spectrum of the Seas Tips

Rulocal
May 19, 2019

If you want a quick and quite breakfast, instead of the mayhem in the Windjammer (although the food is great) try the café in the 270 lounge.

stpetersburg
Jun 06, 2019

I would not recommend this cruise for Westerners.

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