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Groundbreaking Features on New Spectrum of the Seas
       After a decade of rapid growth and   the exquisite Golden and Silver suite   enjoy bumper cars, roller skating and
       development in China and introducing   accommodations in a private enclave   basketball.
       the world’s most technologically    at the forward end of the ship on    Additional innovations guests will find
       advanced cruise ships to the market,   decks 13 through 16. Vacationers   on board include the North Star, a
       Royal Caribbean International is once   booked in these luxury suites will have   glass capsule that takes guests more
       again set to redefine vacations in the   special keycard access, a private   than 300 feet above the ocean for
       region with the debut of its newest   elevator and a dedicated restaurant   incomparable panoramic views;
       ship, Spectrum of the Seas. Designed   and lounge. In addition to a range of   RipCord by iFly, a heart-pounding
       and built to deliver an unforgettable   exclusive amenities, guests will have   skydiving simulator experience;
       vacation experience for all guests,   access to The Balcony – a private   and the FlowRider surfing simulator.
       the first in the Quantum Ultra class of   outdoor space for sunbathing and   Travellers also will be dazzled with
       ships will boast the cruise line’s first   relaxing – that offers the best views on
       private enclave for suite guests, new   board; and The Boutique, a shopping   Spectrum’s cutting-edge and
       stateroom categories, innovative    area where travellers can book private   transformative venues, such as Two70
       dining concepts, and stunning features   shopping experiences.           with its expansive floor-to-ceiling
       and experiences – many of which     Spectrum of the Seas will feature    windows offering breath-taking
       have never before been seen at      an awe-inspiring three-level main    270-degree views of the ocean.
       sea. Accommodating 4,246 guests     dining room with 1,844 seats to serve   The venue returns with its signature
       at double occupancy and 1,551       a variety of Chinese and Western a   Vistarama technology, which
       international crew members, Spectrum   la carte options rotating each day   transforms the panoramic windows
       will be the largest and most expensive   of the sailing. For guests looking for a   into a projection surface more than
       ship in Asia when she sails from    more casual venue, the Windjammer    100 feet wide and over 20 feet tall
       Shanghai starting in June 2019.     Marketplace – 20 percent larger than   showcasing spectacular digital shows.
       “When Quantum of the Seas made      those on Quantum Class ships – will   Royal Caribbean will deliver a more
       her debut in Shanghai three years   offer a wide buffet selection of Chinese   diversified lineup of cruises in the Asia
       ago, it changed the face of cruising   and Western dishes, including noodles,   region for 2019, which include new
       in China. Fast forward to today,    pizza, Japanese teppanyaki and mini   longer sailings with exciting first-time
       and we are revealing just how we’ll   hot pot.                           destinations, weekend sailings for quick
       transform the cruise vacation market,   Vacationers celebrating a special   getaways, warm winter sailings to
       yet again, with the debut of Spectrum   evening can enjoy a new specialty   tropical destinations – to escape the
       of the Seas,” said Michael Bayley,   restaurant. Sichuan Red, located    cold weather, and special holiday and
       President and CEO, Royal Caribbean   in the Royal Esplanade, will serve   festival sailings to discover new cultures
       International. “The introduction of   authentic cuisine from the Sichuan   and traditions. Guests can choose
       our highly anticipated Quantum Ultra   province of China. Royal Caribbean’s   from 27 unique itineraries, featuring
       Class will represent a quantum leap   popular signature restaurants,
       forward in ship design and experiences   including Wonderland’s Dadong – a   23 destinations across three countries,
       specifically tailored to Chinese guests.”  new outpost of Chinese chef Dong   departing from ports such as Shanghai,
                                                                                Tianjin, Hong Kong and Shenzhen,
       Custom built for the Chinese market,   Zhenxiang, renowned for his much-  China.
       Spectrum of the Seas will feature   coveted roast duck dish; Jamie’s
       bold and unexpected experiences,    Italian by British celebrity chef Jamie   When Spectrum of the Seas debuts
       including the iconic Sky Pad, a virtual   Oliver; Izumi Japanese cuisine; and   in April 2019, she will sail a 51-night
       reality, bungee trampoline experience   Chops Grille will join the lineup as well.   Global Odyssey from Barcelona, Spain
       located on the aft of the ship. Guests   In addition, the new Leaf and Bean   to Shanghai, taking vacationers to 13
       will strap in and don their VR headset   traditional tea room and café parlour   countries.
       to transport them to another time   will debut on the Royal Esplanade.   Meanwhile, the iconic and widely
       and planet. The out-of-this-world   New to Royal Caribbean and first on   popular Quantum of the Seas will sail
       experience is for guests of all ages, and   Spectrum of the Seas is Star Moment,   her farewell season from Shanghai
       also can be enjoyed without headsets,   a lively and energetic karaoke venue   before moving to Tianjin in summer
       for those who prefer to look out over   where family and friends can belt out   2019. Voyager of the Seas is set to
       the ocean as they leap toward the sky.  and sing like stars. The cruise line also   return to Hong Kong and Shenzhen for
       The first Quantum Ultra ship will debut   will enhance SeaPlex – the largest   the summer, and will sail a variety of
       Royal Caribbean’s first exclusive   indoor sports and entertainment      itineraries calling on Vietnam, Japan
       suites-only area, which will feature   complex at sea where families can   and the Philippines.

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