CruiseRoyal Caribbean is going further in Asia with 2023-24 itineraries encompassing Vietnam, China and Japan.

Ahoy Phuket, here comes Spectrum of the Seas

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Sky Pad, Flowrider and RipCord by iFly on board Spectrum of the Seas
Sky Pad, Flowrider and RipCord by iFly on board Spectrum of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International's Angie Stephen marks the return of the cruise line's port call sailings to Phuket with Admiral Cherngchai Chomcherngpat, commander-in-chief of the Royal Thai Navy and deputy director of Thai Maritime Enforcement Command Center, and Narong Wun Siew, the governor of Phuket.

Royal Caribbean International's Spectrum of the Seas is exploring deeper into Asia with longer sailings on 4- to 7-night cruises in which Phuket will be a big attraction along with Penang and Port Klang in Malaysia.

Going further, in 2023-24, itineraries will include Vietnam, China and Japan.

Angie Stephen, vice president and managing director, Asia-Pacific, Royal Caribbean International, said Thailand’s travel and tourism industries could anticipate a lift from the weekly sailings Spectrum is scheduled to deliver into Phuket.

“We continue to work closely with governments in the region to connect our guests with new destinations, adventures, and experiences, and to become a gateway for fly-cruisers from around the globe looking to experience the spice of Southeast Asia,” Stephen said.

In more good news, Spectrum is bringing back its All Access Tour, allowing guests to go behind-the-scenes to see how the Royal Caribbean experience is brought to life.

Conducted by the most senior officers onboard, guests of all ages will be able to see first-hand all things cruising, with exclusive tours of various on-board facilities including the navigational centre of the ship – the bridge.

Guests can reserve a spot for the tour upon checking in via the Royal Caribbean App.

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Did someone say food? Highlights include Asian-inspired dining at Teppanyaki, Sichuan Red and Hot Pot; and the Suite Enclave featuring exclusive amenities including private dining rooms and dedicated lounges.

Did someone mention adventure? That’s covered, too. Royal Caribbean’s SeaPlex is the largest indoor activity complex at sea; offering the skydiving simulator, RipCord by iFly; North Star, an all-glass observation capsule that takes guests 91m above sea level, and the FlowRider surf simulator.

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