Royal Caribbean International has celebrated the arrival of Quantum of the Seas in Shanghai (Baoshan), China, set to sail on three- to eight-night roundtrip itineraries, year-round from Shanghai to North Asia destinations, and deliver an unprecedented cruise holiday experience to guests from China and other international markets.
The ship sailed an epic 53-night journey across the world from New York to Shanghai via the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea and Indian Ocean, following its inaugural season at Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, N.J. The largest cruise ship to sail in the region arrived with the largest group of international cruise travellers ever – up to 4,000 guests – to Shanghai. Government officials, port authority from Baoshan district together with executives from Royal Caribbean International joined the welcome ceremony for the Global Odyssey guests at Wusong International Cruise Terminal this morning.
Quantum of the Seas is now joining Voyager of the Seas, Mariner of the Seas and Legend of the Seas in China and together rank as the most advanced and innovative cruise ships in the region, reaffirming the brand’s commitment to the Asian market.
“Chinese consumers have grown to expect the best the world has to offer, and Quantum of the Seas meets that standard like no other ship – this is a cruise from the future,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “The addition ofQuantum of the Seas has increased our brand’s capacity to the highest ever in the region. There is incredible potential in the Chinese market, and bringing our newest and most technologically advanced ship to China will cement our leadership position in the area.”
The groundbreaking Quantum-class ships, Quantum of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas and Ovation of the Seas (debuting April 2016 and to be deployed to Australia in December 2016) feature Royal Caribbean’s unmatched innovations in onboard attractions, including the North Star, a glass capsule that takes guests more than 300 feet above the ocean for incomparable panoramic views, the RipCord by iFly skydiving experience and FlowRider surfing simulators.
Guests will be dazzled with the ships’ cutting-edge transformative venues, such as the Two70, a great room by day and an immersive, multimedia entertainment spectacular at night; and SeaPlex, the largest indoor sports and entertainment complex at sea with bumper cars, roller skating, circus school, basketball, and more; along with the cruise line’s largest and most advanced staterooms ever. Guests enjoy a choice of 18 onboard restaurants, including Jamie Oliver’s first at seas, each serving a distinctive
menu of delectable fare, and rollicking live entertainment in Music Hall, the Royal Theater and Royal Esplanade.
The Quantum-class ships span 18 decks, encompass 167,800 gross registered tons, carry 4,180 guests at double occupancy and feature 2,090 staterooms.
Australia will have its very own Quantum class ship from December 2016, when the brand new Ovation of the Seas arrives for her maiden Australian season. The ship will be the largest, newest and most technologically advanced cruise liner to sail local waters. Bookings for Ovation of the Seas are open now, with fares starting from just $1,999 per person for her 10-night New Zealand New Year cruise departing Sydney on 30 December 2016. For further information or to make a booking, visit www.royalcaribbean.com.au, phone 1800 754 500 or see your local travel agent.