Spectrum of the Seas overview
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.
Spectrum of the Seas ship 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
Before you book
Reasons to sail Spectrum of the Seas: Spectrum 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.