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HONG KONG WELCOMES ROYAL CARIBBEAN’S SPECTRUM OF THE SEAS, ASIA’S LARGEST, NEWEST AND MOST INNOVATIVE SHIP

Hong Kong, July5, 2021 – Hong Kong holidaymakers can soon pack their bags for the ultimate family adventure on board Royal Caribbean’s Spectrum of the Seas, Asia’s largest, newest and most innovative ship, for spectacular 2- to 4-night Ocean Getaways starting Oct. 5, 2021. Guests will enjoy world-class international dining, next-generation entertainment and state-of-the-art amenities when spending their first holiday out of Hong Kong in more than 16 months. The sailings, exclusively available to residents of Hong Kong, are now open for bookings.

“We are excited to get back to delivering memorable family vacations in Hong Kong,” says Bert Hernandez, president, Greater China, Royal Caribbean International. “Our strong partnership and collaboration with local governments and key stakeholders around the globe have clearly allowed cruising to become one of the safest vacation options in the world. We look forward to welcoming back the region’s premier ship, Spectrum of the Seas, to Hong Kong.” 

Approved by Hong Kong’s health and tourism authorities, the cruises will be available to all Hong Kong residents. On board, all crew and guests age 16 and older are required to be fully vaccinated. By Oct. 15, travelers 12 and older must be fully vaccinated. All guests, including children who are currently ineligible for vaccines, must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test. More information on health and safety measures can be accessed on the Hong Kong government’s website.

The vaccine requirement is one of the many layers of measures that safeguard the well-being of guests and crew. These measures are part of the cruise line’s Royal Promise commitment which includes fully vaccinated crew, the robust onboard ventilation system, enhanced cleaning and sanitization. Royal Caribbean will continue to evaluate and update its measures as circumstances evolve with various government and health authorities.

“Cruising is a popular holiday vacation choice for Hong Kong residents, and we at Royal Caribbean are delighted to welcome the government’s plan to reopen the world-class Kai Tak Cruise Terminal and offer an exciting and safe option for the people of Hong Kong on Spectrum,” says Crystal Campbell, managing director, Hong Kong, Royal Caribbean International.

“The demand for travel from travelers is expected to be very strong, and we are very excited to have cruise holidays back for both trade and tourists given the current travel restrictions, which will definitely be a truly fun-filled and safe holiday experience while the Cruise industry is resuming soon,” said Jason Wong, Chairman, Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong.

Experiences on Asia’s largest ship

Spectrum offers the perfect combination of high-tech experiences, providing adventure-loving guests a wealth of onboard features:

  • Cutting-edge and transformative venues such as Two70. Boasting stunning 270-degree ocean views by day and transforming into a multidimensional theater by night, this transformative space flaunts six agile Roboscreens, breathtaking live performers and mind-bending aerialists to create unimaginable visuals. Meanwhile SeapPex, the largest indoor active space at sea, features bumper cars, roller skating, laser tag and more; and in the Bionic Bar, robotic bartenders serve up bespoke cocktails.
  • Asia’s first Sky Pad, a virtual reality, bungee trampoline adventure where guests strap in and don a headset to transport themselves to another time and planet.
  • A bold lineup of signature activities, including the North Star, an all-glass capsule which ascends 300 feet above the ocean, delivering incomparable 360-degree views; the FlowRider surf simulator; and RipCord by iFly, the first sky diving experience at sea.
  • Award-winning, full-scale performances and special guests take the stage each night in the Royal Theater.
  • Other amenities include the Vitality Spa and Fitness Center, Splashaway Bay kids aqua park, the Adventure Ocean kids program and more.
  • Spacious and family friendly staterooms. Spectrum boasts an array of staterooms, from exterior balcony staterooms to family friendly interconnected rooms, to the signature two-level Ultimate Family Suite, which features an in-room slide and a recreation room for karaoke and video games.
  • Royal Caribbean’s first and exclusive suites-only area, which features the exquisite Royal Suite Class Star, Sky and Sea accommodations in a private enclave, supremely positioned at the forward end of the ship. Guests booked in these luxury suites have special keycard access, a private elevator and a dedicated restaurant and lounge.
  • Nineteen distinct dining options serving up flavors from around the world, ranging from imaginative cuisine at Wonderland by Dadong, top-notch, aged beef at Chops Grille; and authentic rustic fare and handmade pasta at Jamie’s Italian. Sichuan Red is a new specialty dining experience tailored just for Spectrum, where diners can savour a bold tapestry of authentic spices and Sichuan flavours. 

Cruise with Confidence
Guests who book their vacation on Spectrum on or before July 31, 2021 can be assured of flexibility in their plans with Royal Caribbean’s Cruise with Confidence program, which allows for changes and cancellations up to 48 hours before the cruise sets sail. As long as holidaymakers cancel at least 48 hours before their sail date, they’ll receive a Future Cruise Credit. The credit is valid for future bookings on or before April 30, 2022 for sailings departing before Sept. 30, 2022. For more information on Spectrum’s cruises, visit https://www.royalcaribbean.com/hkg/zh/cruise-ships/spectrum-of-the-seas.

About Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean International is the world’s largest global cruise line, delivering innovation at sea for more than 50 years. Each successive class of ships is an architectural marvel featuring the latest technology and guest experiences for today’s adventurous traveller. The cruise line continues to revolutionize vacations with itineraries to more than 270 destinations in 72 countries on six continents. These include Royal Caribbean’s highly anticipated Perfect Day Island Collection to the first private island in The Bahamas, for the Perfect Day at CocoCay. Royal Caribbean has also been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 18 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards.

Media can stay up-to-date all Royal Caribbean news by following @RoyalCaribPR on Twitter, and visiting RoyalCaribbeanPressCenter.com. For additional information or to make reservations, vacationers should call their travel advisor; visit www.royalcaribbean.com.hk; or call +852 3002 4636.

Health and safety protocols, guest conduct rules, and regional travel restrictions vary by ship and destination, and are subject to change without notice. Due to evolving health protocols, imagery and messaging may not accurately reflect onboard and destination experiences, offerings, features, or itineraries. These may not be available during your voyage, may vary by ship and destination, and may be subject to change without notice.  For further information, please refer to government release.

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Health and safety protocols, guest conduct rules, and regional travel restrictions vary by ship and destination, and are subject to change without notice. Due to evolving health protocols, imagery and messaging may not accurately reflect onboard and destination experiences, offerings, features, or itineraries. These may not be available during your voyage, may vary by ship and destination, and may be subject to change without notice.
NOTICE: Health and safety protocols, guest conduct rules, and regional travel restrictions vary by ship and destination, and are subject to change without notice. Due to evolving health protocols, imagery and messaging may not accurately reflect onboard and destination experiences, offerings, features, or itineraries. These may not be available during your voyage, may vary by ship and destination, and may be subject to change without notice.