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Royal Caribbean has revealed future plans for the first Quantum Ultra-class ship to be based in the Asia-Pacific region. Set to launch in spring 2019, the ship will be the evolution of the Quantum class, and will join sister ships Quantum and Ovation of the Seas.
It’s been almost a decade since Royal Caribbean’s first cruise in China, and the line is dedicating a number of its most technologically advanced ships to the quickly-growing market. The new ship will be designed with the guests in the area in mind.
Current Ship Deployment Plans
As part of the deployment plans for 2018-2019, Mariner of the Seas will reposition to her new home in Miami, Florida embarking on a “Global Odyssey” from Asia that features three long sailings: Singapore to Dubai, Dubai to Barcelona, and Barcelona to Miami. The voyage opens for sale on May 2, 2017.
Voyager of the Seas will have her first full season in Singapore in 2018-2019, offering three to seven-night adventures throughout southeast Asia with stops that include ports in Thailand and Malaysia. The ship will offer a combined total of 77 sailings from Singapore, Hong Kong, and Shenzhen, China. Highlights include:
- 4-night Malaysia cruise – Sailing from Singapore and visiting Penang and Phuket, Malaysia, a hub of vibrant neighborhoods and heritage architecture
- 5-night Vietnam cruise – From Hong Kong to far-flung destinations like Chan May and Nha Trang, Vietnam, guests will discover a country with lots of beauty and a storied past
The season will also include an expanded offering of open-jaw itineraries between Auckland, New Zealand and Melbourne or Sydney, Australia aboard Radiance of the Seas. Ovation of the Seas will reposition to Sydney for her longest season in Australia, offering 13 sailings beginning November 2018. Highlights include:
- 10-night New Zealand cruise – Departing Sydney, featuring the country’s endemic wildlife and Maori heritage with stops in Milford Sound, Napier, and Picton, New Zealand.
- 14-night Singapore to Sydney, open-jaw cruise – Settling sail this fall to ports including Adelaide and Hobart, Tasmania.
Explorer of the Seas will join Ovation for her fourth season based in Sydney with 23 sailings exploring the islands of the South Pacific and Fiji. The cruises range from 3-14 nights, and will begin October 2018. One highlight includes a 12-night South Pacific and Fiji itinerary, visiting exotic places such as Noumea, Caledonia; Port Vila, Vanautu; Lautoka; and Suva, Fiji.
Royal Caribbean’s China 2018-2019 itineraries for Quantum, Ovation, and Voyager are now available to book. Australia and Singapore sailings will be open on May 16, 2017.