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Royal Caribbean’s new Spectrum of the Seas will be most advanced ever to cruise from Dubai

Royal Caribbean have revealed a number of new innovations and features to be found aboard its new Quantum-class cruise ship, Spectrum of the Seas, which will be the largest and most advanced cruise ship ever to sail from Dubai.

Spectrum of the Seas is a sister-ship to the other Quantum-class cruise ships in the Royal Caribbean fleet (Quantum of the Seas and Ovation of the Seas both cruised from Dubai in previous years), but she will be the line’s first Quantum Ultra class ship.


Spectrum of the Seas will feature Sky Pad, a virtual reality, bungee trampoline experience.

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When she is delivered in April, 2019, she will cruise from Barcelona to Shanghai, where she will be homeported year round. During this grand repositioning cruise, she will call in Dubai, offering a 14-night Dubai to Singapore cruise as a single leg of the longer itinerary.

The Quantum Ultra class will feature a number of new innovations, according to Royal Caribbean.

These include the cruise line’s first private enclave for suite guests, new stateroom categories, reimagined dining concepts, and a whole host of at-sea attractions never seen on a cruise ship before.

The Sky Pad, a virtual reality, bungee trampoline experience located on the aft of the ship, will be a key attraction aboard Spectrum of the Seas.

Star Moment, a lively and energetic karaoke venue where family and friends can belt out and sing like stars, will debut aboard this ship.

SeaPlex, the largest indoor sports and entertainment complex at sea where families can enjoy bumper cars, roller skating and basketball, will be enhanced. It will feature augmented reality walls and floors, providing guests with thrilling, high-tech interactive experiences.

As with the Quantum class cruise ships that came before her, Spectrum of the Seas will feature the North Star observational pod, RipCord by iFly sky diving simulator and the FlowRider surf simulator.


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In terms of public spaces, Spectrum of the Seas will of course also feature Royal Caribbean’s famous Two70 venue that debuted aboard Quantum of the Seas.

This lounge comes equipped with Vistarama technology that transforms the panoramic windows into a projection surface more than 100 feet wide and over 20 feet tall that puts on stunning digital shows, complimented by six agile Roboscreens, measuring over 7 feet tall and controlled by robotic arms that create scenes as they soar and twist solo or as one.

In terms of accommodating, in addition to her thousands of balcony cabins, Spectrum of the Seas will feature two totally new suite categories.


The first is the two-level, 2,809-square-foot Ultimate Family Suite.

Designed to accommodate a multi-generational group of up to 11 people, this suites features a master bedroom ensuite that extends over the side of the ship, along with two additional suites for grandparents and other family members.

The second is the all-new Golden and Silver suite accommodations.

These will be located within Royal Caribbean’s first exclusive suites-only area, similar to Norwegian’s Haven and MSC’s Yacht Club.


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This suites-only area will occupy the forward part of the ship between deck 13 and deck 16. It will have a private elevator and a dedicated restaurant and lounge, as well as The Balcony – a private outdoor space for sunbathing and relaxing.

There will also be the Boutique, a shopping area where travellers can book private shopping experiences.

Spectrum of the Seas’ repositioning cruise to China is being billed as a 51-night Global Odyssey by Royal Caribbean. The voyage will visit 13 countries, but for passengers with less than 51 days to spend at sea, select ports (including Dubai) have been made turnaround ports, so the cruise can be booked in shorter legs.

There are five separate segments of the Global Odyssey, the first is a 16-night cruise from Barcelona to Dubai, departing Spain on April 18th, 2019. She’ll arrive in Dubai on May 4th, 2019 and will begin a new 14-night cruise from Dubai to Singapore, spending the first night of the cruise in port at the Dubai Cruise Terminal.

From Singapore, she’ll offer two roundtrip cruises to Malaysia, before departing for Shanghai.

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