Published on : Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Award-winning cruise liner Royal Caribbean International have included a slew of year-round cruise sailings to destinations across China and Japan, aimed at offering global and Indian cruise enthusiasts unique oriental travel experiences. Two of the best ships from Royal Caribbean International’s fleet, Quantum of the Seas and Spectrum of the Seas, will be undertaking these journeys.
Quantum of the Seas is a highly technologically advanced popular ship which has reimagined cruise ships all over the world. The other ship, Spectrum of the Seas,the newest and the largest ship in Asia, has been designed especially for the Oriental destinations. The influences can be seen everywhere, from architecture, interior décor to the many exquisite restaurants offering a truly Oriental experience!
The sailings will begin and end from the Chinese ports of Shanghai and Beijing alternatively while taking guests across various regions in Japan, from the famous places to the unknown gems! Quantum of the Seas will embark on cruises from Beijing throughout the period of June to September. The itineraries will range from 4 nights, to 5 nights and 7 nights, while a single 8 night ‘Best of Japan and Russia’ cruise takes the guests to the beautiful Soviet land as well. Cruises are available, catering to the summer holiday season of Indian travellers while also incorporating getaways during the holidays of Independence Day, Rakshabandhan, Janmasthami etc.
To appeal to travelers further, Royal Caribbean International has enriched its existing Fly+Cruise offering with Singapore Airlines by introducing flights to Shanghai and Beijing from Indian cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore , Chennai , Ahmedabad , Hyderabad , Kochi and Kolkata. The flights can be booked with a 15 days, 30 days and 60 days advance purchase period to allow travelers scope for planning out their vacations as per their convenience.
Spectrum of the Seas, debuted in April will be sailing from Shanghai, beginning June 13. The ship will be travelling throughout the festive season and during New Year’s, giving cruise lovers the chance to welcome 2020 in the best possible way. Furthermore, Royal Caribbean ships are renowned for the experiences they offer on-board that bring together the best of aesthetics and technology. Both, Quantum and spectrum of the Seas has an array of technological marvels such as Bionic Bar, where robotic arms mix up custom drinks. Both of these ships also has North Star, the highest viewing deck in the world offering 360o breathtaking views at a height of 300ft. Spectrum of the Seas is a true delight for families travelling together, with gaming arcades, an out-of-this-world Bungee Trampoline experience, and karaoke performances in your own private 3D cinema for that perfect family experience!
Commenting on the latest sailings, Mr. Varun Chadha, CEO, Tirun said, “The dedicated year-round sailing with an itinerary developed keeping in mind the Asian guests is of growing interest to the Indian outbound travel. Royal Caribbean International has also transformed its ships, from infrastructure to experiences, to maximize the convenience of travelers from the sub-continent. Customized menus, a culturally aware crew well-versed in multiple languages and an aesthetic sense that pays homage to the rich Oriental legacy-Royal Caribbean International’s ships are equipped with all this and more. These sailings will surely make travellers from the sub-continent, and all over the world, be proud of what Asia stands for.”
Further focusing on the convenience factor, while cruising onboard a Royal Caribbean cruise guests will not require a Japanese visa, only a Chinese visa would suffice. The cruises depart from Beijing and Shanghai in China and travel to destinations such as Nagasaki, Fukuoka, Shimonoseki, Kumamoto, Kyoto, Kagoshima, Okinawa and others in Japan.