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Royal Caribbean to Return to China

Royal Caribbean announced last week that it is returning to China. Spectrum of the Seas will return to Shanghai in April 2024. Anthem of the Seas will also begin sailing in Asia for the first time later in the year.  

Quantum Ultra Class Spectrum of the Seas quickly became one of the most popular ships to have sailed in China when she debuted in 2019. Her return after the global shutdown is sure to boost the cruise industry and economy in China. 

Spectrum of the Seas will offer 4- and 5- night cruises from Shanghai to ports in Japan including Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Fukuoka and Nagasaki. In December, the ship will operate eight sailings from Hong Kong to ports in Japan, Taiwan and Vietnam. 

Bert Hernandez, senior vice president, International, Royal Caribbean International: “This is the moment we – along with Chinese holidaymakers – have been waiting for. Our return to China is an exciting milestone that could only be marked with Spectrum of the Seas, which became a household name with Chinese families and travelers alike when it debuted in Shanghai as the latest and greatest Royal Caribbean ship in 2019.” 

Spectrum of the Seas was built for the Asian market and offers regionally inspired restaurants, venues and entertainment. 

Later in 2024, Anthem of the Seas will join Spectrum of the Seas in Asia. This will be the debut of Anthem of the Seas in Asia. She will embark from Singapore and sail itineraries yet to be announced. 

Hernandez continued, “We thank the government of China for establishing a pathway forward and continue to be committed to expanding the cruise industry in a region we have sailed from for more than a decade. This has also opened up a world of opportunities to expand the variety of holidays in Asia, as another award-winning ship sets sail in the region with the introduction of Anthem of the Seas in Singapore.”

Bookings for the itineraries on Spectrum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas will be available soon.