Asia’s Largest And Most Revolutionary Cruise Ship Quantum Of The Seas Visits Port Of Phu My For The First Time
One of Royal Caribbean International’s newest and most revolutionary cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas, has arrived at the Port of Phu My, Vietnam for the first time today. The 18-deck, 168,666 gross registered ton ship is the largest ever to call at any Vietnamese port and with the highest number of guests onboard, totalling over 4,300 from around the world. She is on a 9-night one-way cruise from Singapore to Shanghai which is also calling at Hong Kong and Xiamen.
Aerial Quantum of the Seas offshore New York during inaugural cruise Quantum of the Seas – Royal Caribbean International
Traditional plaque exchanges are conducted with Captain Srecko Ban of Quantum of the Seas with Mr Nguyen Dung, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Thua Thien Hue Province, Mr Tran Van Tam, Deputy Secretary of Ben Tre Province, Mr Tran Hung Viet, General Director of Saigontourist Holding Company and Mr Cao Xuan Dung, Director of Saigon Newport Corporation to commemorate the ship’s maiden call, in the presence of over 200 local government officials, media, business and trade partners as well as Royal Caribbean staff.
Jennifer Yap, Managing Director, Singapore and Southeast Asia of Royal Caribbean Cruises said, “We are very pleased to bring Quantum of the Seas to Phu My today for our guests to explore Ho Chi Minh City as well as the other nearby attractions. The Quantum Class is the next generation of cruise ships filled with innovations in entertainment, technology and culinary that take guests to new heights on the high seas, which we are sure will unleash a new wave of excitement and cruise boom among Vietnamese vacationers.”
“We also see great potential in Vietnam with its long coastline and numerous popular exotic destinations and we hope that in the future there will be more suitable ports here for our ships. As Royal Caribbean deploys more and larger ships that bring higher number of tourists to the region, developing adequate cruise and tourism infrastructure in Vietnam will be all the more crucial for the creation of attractive cruise destinations and itineraries and in turn boost the local and regional cruise industry.” she added
Quantum of the Seas introduced many firsts-at-sea features such as the North Star elevated glass capsule, RipCord by iFly skydiving simulator and the Bionic Bar. She also features transformative venues such as the Two70 multi-purpose multi-level room, which offers 270 degree panoramic views out of the back of the ship and the SeaPlex indoor activity area, which is the largest active indoor area at sea that features bumper cars, rollerskating and even a circus school.
With 18 different restaurants on board, guests will be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining. Guests can look forward to dining at specialty restaurants created in conjunction with award winning chefs Jamie Oliver, Michael Schwartz and Devin Alexander, or at one of five complimentary restaurants available onboard.
Every room on Quantum of the Seas comes with a view thanks to the introduction of Royal Caribbean’s Virtual Balcony available in all interior staterooms. Multi-generational families now also benefit from new Family-Connected staterooms, which connect three different stateroom categories into a special layout with separate bedrooms and bathrooms for all.
Making a return are signature features found on other Royal Caribbean ships such as the H2O Zone kids’ aqua park, rock climbing wall, FlowRider surf simulator, Adventure Ocean children’s programme, Royal Babies and Tots Nursery and DreamWorks Entertainment.
Quantum of the Seas is currently on her 53-night epic Global Odyssey which departed from New York en route to Shanghai where she will homeport year round. As part of her Global Odyssey, she has embarked on June 12 on a 3-night round trip from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), followed by her current 9 night long cruise on June 15 from Singapore to Shanghai. Her QuantumClass sister ship Ovation of the Seas, to be launched in 2016, will offer a sailing from Singapore which will also call at Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My) next June.