Royal Caribbean International today announced that its Asia’s largest and most revolutionary ship, Quantum of the Seas, will be back in Southeast Asia for a six-month homeporting season in 2019 to 2020 – the cruise line’s longest ever deployment in the region for a Quantum Class ship.
The announcement with this ship which redefined cruising in Asia in terms of size and innovative amenities, reaffirms Royal Caribbean’s confidence in Southeast Asia as a source market and cruise destination, as well as its commitment to grow its cruise offerings in the region.
Over her 34 sailings during the six months from November 2019 to April 2020, Quantum of the Seas is expected to add some 150,000 guests to the Southeast Asia cruising scene. She will offer cruises ranging from 4- to 7-nights to Penang, Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Phuket, Bangkok (Laem Chabang) and Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My). With this 18-deck high, 168,666 gross registered ton ship which carries 4,905 guests at total capacity, Royal Caribbean will increase its capacity in the region by 30%.
There will be 24 sailings to Thai ports-of-call including the 4-night cruises to Phuket, the 5-night cruises to Phuket, Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang) and Penang; one 7-night cruise to Phuket for an overnight, Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang) and Penang, and; one 7-night cruise to Bangkok for an overnight and Ho Chi Minh City. The ship is expected to bring around 105,000 guests to Thailand on these sailings.
Quantum of the Seas will also be revitalised prior to her return to Southeast Asia. The multi-million dollar project will see the ship refreshed and upgraded to provide the best of the next-generation cruise experience for guests in this region.
President and CEO Royal Caribbean International, Mr Michael Bayley said that the commitment to bring in bigger and better ships like Quantum of the Seas demonstrates Royal Caribbean’s confidence in the region to continue experiencing record-breaking growth.
“In response to the strong demand from the region, we have decided to bring in longer cruises for Quantum of the Seas’ return. The season will feature cruises starting from four nights and the first ever 7-night round trip cruises on a Quantum Class ship here. With this ground-breaking itinerary design for the Asian cruise market, our guests will get the opportunity to enjoy a more comprehensive Quantum Class experience and take in more of what this amazing ship has to offer.”
Guests onboard the smart ship Quantum of the Seas will enjoy the ‘North Star’, an observation capsule that rises 92 metres over the ocean; ‘Two70’ – a hi-tech entertainment venue; cocktails served by robots at the ‘Bionic Bar’; skydiving and surfing experiences; and ‘SeaPlex’, the largest indoor activity space at sea – housing a basketball court, roller-skating, bumper cars and more. The ship also boasts 18 restaurant venues with cuisines from around the globe, including imaginative cuisine at Wonderland and Jamie’s Italian by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.
Customers can book Quantum of the Seas’ cruises which open for sale from tomorrow April 10 with Discover The World (Thailand) Co. Ltd and Travel Elements Co. Ltd., Royal Caribbean’s Preferred Sales Representatives in Thailand.