Posted June 18th, 2018
What To Expect From Spectrum Of The Seas
It may have only been a few months since the launch of Symphony of the Seas, the largest cruise ship in the world, but Royal Caribbean is already gearing up for the debut of its next mega vessel, Spectrum of the Seas. Never a company to stand still, RCCL will welcome a new class of ship, Ultra Quantum Class, in 2019 and Spectrum is set to be the first introduction.
To start the excitement early, details were recently released about what we can expect from a vessel that will sit between the three Quantum Class ships and the four Oasis Class ships in terms of size. So, here is what we know so far.
The larger Oasis Class ships in the Royal Caribbean fleet don’t have the North Star viewing pod but it has been a firm favourite since it debuted on Anthem of the Seas. Situated on the top deck, guests can climb into a capsule and be hoisted high above the ship by two extending ‘arms’. It offers fantastic 360-degree views of the port or out to sea.
Ultimate Family Suites
The Ultimate Family Suites are relatively new, having first been seen on board Symphony of the Seas. With enough room for a large family, they offer two floors of space and a slide between the different levels. With Spectrum of the Seas, things have been enhanced even more and these fantastic accommodation options will also include a private 3D cinema with a karaoke function.
Royal Caribbean has started to add the Sky Pad to some of its older ships and it can now be found aboard the ever-popular Independence of the Seas. Spectrum with also feature this thrilling trampoline area, where you can choose the environment in which you wish to bounce thanks to the use of virtual reality headsets.
One of the most popular entertainment venues on board Royal Caribbean will make its return. Two70 is an innovative theatre where technology blends effortlessly with the action on stage to create a performance to remember. Expect platforms that float down from the ceiling, podiums that rise out of the floor and spectacular views out from the aft of the ship.
Built for the Chinese market, Spectrum of the Seas will feature a range of dining venues where Western and Far Eastern cuisine will be offered side by side. Sichuan Red, however, will serve up typical dishes from the Sichuan region of China, packed with flavour and ready to dance on your tongue.
Splashaway Bay is a popular place for families with young children to hang out during sea days, with water spouts, slides and buckets providing the ultimate wet play area. Splashaway Café will be located right next to this and will provide refreshment and a place to dry off.
Gold and Silver Suites
One of the biggest new additions for anyone looking to take a Spectrum of the Seas cruise, will be the cruise line’s first ever exclusive ‘ship within a ship’ concept. In a similar vein to Norwegian Cruise Line’s Haven, this (as yet unnamed) private part of the ship will give guests who choose to stay in a Gold or Silver suite access to added extras. There will be a suite-only restaurant, lounge and sun deck along with a boutique shopping area where you can organise a personal shopping experience.
All of these facilities will join other recognisable venues such as Izumi, Chops Grille, Jamie’s Italian, the Seaplex and Adventure Ocean to create yet another highly anticipated arrival. If you would like to know more about the ship or its itineraries, which are already on sale, call our team on 0808 159 1530 or click here to submit your enquiry online.