Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas will undergo a revamp before heading to Singapore for a six-month homeporting season in 2019 and 2020, marking the longest-ever Singapore deployment for a Quantum-class ship.
The first ship in Royal Caribbean’s high-tech Quantum class, Quantum of the Seas had been serving the Chinese cruise market year-round with a homeport in Shanghai. From November 2019 through April 2020, the ship will offer 34 sailings out of Singapore, increasing Royal Caribbean’s capacity from the port by 30 percent, according to the line. The itineraries will include four-night cruises to Penang or Phuket, five-night cruises to Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Penang and Phuket, a seven-night cruise to Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Penang and Phuket (with an overnight) and a seven-night cruise to Bangkok (Laem Chabang) (with an overnight) and Ho Chi Minh City.
Prior to heading to Singapore, Quantum of the Seas will undergo a multi-million revitalization project that will see the ship refreshed and upgraded, Royal Caribbean said.
Royal Caribbean President and CEO 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.
“The Asian cruise market has seen tremendous growth over the last few years, and Singapore has been leading growth as one of the most significant cruise destinations and cruise source markets in the region,” said Bayley in a written statement, noting that the decision to reposition Quantum of the Seas to Singapore was in response to strong demand from the port and the region.
Current notable amenities on the ship include the North Star, an observation capsule that rises approximately 300 feet over the ocean; Two70 – a hi-tech entertainment venue; cocktails served by robots at the Bionic Bar; skydiving and surfing experiences; and SeaPlex, a massive indoor activity space housing a basketball court, roller-skating, bumper cars and more.
The ship also has 18 restaurant venues with cuisines from around the globe, including imaginative cuisine at Wonderland and Jamie’s Italian by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.