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Spectrum of the Seas

Spectrum of the Seas is Royal Caribbean’s first introduction to the new Quantum Ultra class, expanding on the existing Quantum class of cruise ships and is the first of the bigger, better and bolder generation and will be based in Asia and the South Pacific from Spring 2019 onwards. Destinations featuring on the itineraries include Niigita and Hakodate in Japan, Vladivostok in Russia, and Ilcos in the Philippines.

The Quantum Class of ships are nicknamed the ‘WOW Ships’ thanks to the sheer quantity of activities to keep guests entertained. Spectrum of the Seas is no different and will keep her 4200 passengers amused with a range of both classic and ground-breaking Royal Caribbean features such as high-speed Wi-Fi, a Bionic Bar manned by robots, the North Star observation lift and the brand new All-Suite complex. This area of the ship is exclusively for suite guests, complete with key-pass and private restaurant and pool.

The team at Royal Caribbean have opted to use this new Quantum Ultra Class vessel as the venue for their brand new private suite concept. This Golden and Silver suite level accommodation comprises a private space at the forward end of the ship, across decks 13 to 16, which can only be accessed with a key card. Here guests will enjoy a private lounge and restaurant, The Balcony for sunbathing, and The Boutique for private shopping experiences. Other accommodation includes a range of stateroom categories, as well as two Ultimate Family Suites which can cater for up to 11 guests, meaning that no matter where you sleep, you’re bound to have a restful night.

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Ship Stats and Features

Year Entered Service 2019
Tonnage 168866
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins 34
Number Of Decks 16
Number Of Pools 13
Kids Clubs Yes
Maximum Capacity 4800
Crew 1300

Ship Facilities

Food on onboard the ship features a mix of Asian and Western dishes at the main restaurant, while the more casual Windjammer Marketplace buffet serves everything from pizzas to Chinese hot pots. Speciality restaurants will include:

  • Jamie’s Italian – for your favourite hearty Italian meals
  • Dadong Wonderland – serving succulent duck and other Chinese dishes
  • Chop’s Grille – a rustic steakhouse serving the best cuts
  • Izumi – where you’ll find tasty Japanese cuisine

An authentic traditional Asian tea room will also feature on Spectrum of the Seas: the Leaf and Bean. Here you can indulge in some tasty cakes and pastries as well as sampling some Chinese teas and coffee.

There’s so much to do onboard Spectrum of the Seas that you might even be disappointed when you have to leave to go on a land excursion! With a host of shows, entertainment area and bars, you’ll struggle to pack it all in. Highlights include:

  • Star Moment – an exhilarating Karaoke venue
  • Bionic Bar - watch as robotic arms create your cocktails
  • Casino - try your luck on a range of gambling games
  • Cinema and Outdoor Movie Screen - sit back and enjoy a blockbuster under the sun or stars
  • Show Lounge - watch some thrilling live entertainment

In addition, an innovative venue known as Two70 will also be onboard. This is a space which uses Vistarama technology to project a range of digital shows on panoramic windows.

Spa and fitness

It’s not all fun, games and partying on Spectrum of the Seas. If you want to keep in shape during your cruise of a lifetime, there is no shortage of places to keep fit, including a fully equipped fitness centre with all the machines and weights you could need, as well as group exercise classes and a nearby jogging track. If you like to add a little more competition to your workout, head to the sports courts where you can challenge other guests to a game of volleyball or basketball.

After some vigorous exercise, what better way to wind down than a trip to the spa? Offering an extensive range of treatments, as well as a sauna and steam room, there’s no doubt that you’ll leave feeling relaxed and ready to take on the world.

Recreation

Just as Royal Caribbean are renowned for, on Spectrum of the Seas, the ship is the destination. Walking through Spectrum you really will forget that you’re floating on a giant cruise ship.

If your idea of a holiday is relaxing by the pool, there are two indoor and one outdoor to choose from, as well as 10 whirlpools and lots of sun loungers to make your afternoon even more comfortable.

For those looking for something a little faster paced, there is also a rock climbing wall, Flowrider surfing simulator, skydiving simulator and sky pad trampolining. However, the fun doesn’t stop there and if you want something truly unique, why not try out the experience of driving a bumper car at sea?

Not all your time has to be spent doing exciting activities, so if you’d like a few hours of peace, the library is a great place to escape from the crowds. While you’re there, checkout the nearby boutiques to see if there are any duty free treats which catch your eye!

Customer reviews for Spectrum of the Seas

We were on the land /cruise tour walls,warriers,panda and Yangtze River Cruise In May/June 2019. This is our second holiday of this type, the first being Borneo orangutans and cruise also book with Planet/Iglu Cruise. The whole holiday was excellent, my only complaint being on the Wendy Wu part of the holiday and the Yangtze rive Cruise ( the ship was damp, dated and awful). Spectrum of the Seas is a amazing ship very similar to Ovation, there was a lot of Chinese passengers on board, on the plus side they hardly drink, so the bars are quite. The food in Windjammer was excellent in fact it was better than the MDR so we mostly ate there. I have no complaints about the Spectrum, in fact would love to go on her again.

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Singapore Break: This was good for me as I choose a hotel in the midst of the relevant tourist area. Unfortuneately for those who went to the Elizabeth (who I met whilst on the land tour) things were not so good. They said it was tired,away from the sites and no food service available at the hotel. I may have paid more upfront for my hotel but received a heftydiscount, all the food and drink I needed included and very close to all tourist sites. Basically Iglu choose the false economy route whilst failing to understand that for many of the travellers it was part of a trip of a lifetime and deserved a far better start. Iglu certaintly need to change their commercial dept to understand that people do not want cheapness for the sake of it. Ship: Being a very new boat it was extremely good whilst realising it is meant predominately for the chinese/asian market plus a family friendly enviroment. The only problems being firstly that all the waiters were new and knew very little about the food they were serving and secondly that many tables allocated in the dining room only had half the number of the seats occupied. Why didn't the management reallocate so lesser number of tables would be fully occupied? At the end of the day it was only 9 days and it achieved the point of getting from A to B. China: The Wendy WU land tour retrieved the situation. The organisation of the various locations was excellent and managed exceptionally well by the national guides, Mark and George. Only two things slightly marred the tour (which were out of the guides hands) were the Yangtse cruise boat and the changed hotel in Beijing. The Victoria cruise line boats appear to be left over from WW2 and compared to the other lines on the river they should be scrapped. Nothing wrong with the crew but the cabins were damp, smelly and our clothes were never dry. As regards the hotel in Beijing this states that it is an International hotel but it does not cater for say Europeans. The so called lounge bar was able to serve tea and soft drinks but had only 3 small bottles of beer for a potential number of 50 brits!!!!!! Behind the bar were numerous dummy bottles on the shelves and if wine was required then this had to be got from the restaurant which closed at 21.30. Luckily our guides showed us the local store for beer which we drank in the lounge to the disgust of at least one staff member. The promise to obtain beer for the 2nd night never came to anything. Thus the label "International" is meaningless.

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A bit disappointed with this ship. Having been on Liberty of the Seas found the decor of the Spectrum to be rather lacking. Entertainment, food and service was good and everything was clean (as expected from a new ship). An improvement in the cabins - more room in shower. Just lacked any WOW factor.



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