Spectrum of the Seas arrives at the second Asian port, Kochi
After her debut in Barcelona last month, Royal Caribbean International’s newest ship Spectrum of the Seas has finally arrived in Asia, with her second call at Kochi port on May 11 after Mumbai. She is on a 14-night cruise from Dubai to Singapore.
The 16-deck, 168,666 gross registered ton ship is the largest ever to call in India. The first of the Quantum Ultra Class, Spectrum of the Seas has a total capacity of 5,622 guests and is 1,139 feet long, which overtakes sister ships Quantum and Ovation of the Seas, both currently Asia’s largest.
To celebrate the maiden call, plaque exchanges were conducted between Spectrum of the Seas’ Captain Charles Teige and port officials.
Commenting on the arrival of Spectrum of the Seas to the Kochi Port, Varun Chadha, CEO, Tirun said, “We are very excited that Spectrum of the Seas will be calling on India. She will be the largest and most innovative yet to touch Indian shores and give some of our guests a sampler of the Royal Caribbean experience. Her deployment in Singapore in May and then in Shanghai from June onwards will give Indians access to the best of cruising while visiting exciting destinations in Thailand, Malaysia and Japan.”
This is the second time the global cruise line is deploying a brand new ship to Asia for homeporting, which underscores its ever-growing confidence in the region. The first ship in the fleet custom built for the Asian market, she features bold and unexpected experiences including the iconic Sky Pad, a virtual reality bungee trampoline. This is for guests of all ages and can also be enjoyed without virtual reality headsets, for those who prefer to look out over the expansive ocean as they leap toward the sky.