Royal Caribbean International introduces year-round sailings to China and Japan


Royal Caribbean International has 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 technologically advanced popular ship which has re-imagined cruise ships all over the world. The other ship, Spectrum of the Seas, the newest and largest ship in Asia, has been designed especially for the Oriental destinations.

The sailings will begin from and end at 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 four nights to five nights and seven nights, while a single eight nights ‘Best of Japan and Russia’ cruise will take 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, Raksha Bandhan, Janmashtami, etc.

To appeal to travellers 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, Bengaluru, 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 travellers scope for planning out their vacations as per their convenience.

Commenting on the latest sailings, 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 maximise the convenience of travellers from the sub-continent. Customised 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 proud of what Asia stands for.”

Further focussing 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.