CruiseAnthem of the Seas to sail from Singapore in late 2024, replacing Spectrum of the Seas which will sail from China in April 2024.

Royal Caribbean brings Anthem to Asia for the first time in 2024

Anthem of the Seas will sail to Asia for the first time in 2024.
Anthem of the Seas will sail to Asia for the first time in 2024.

Come 2024, Asia is once again looking up as a busy region for Royal Caribbean International as the cruise line unveiled the deployment of two ships in the region.

Royal Caribbean International has announced its return to China in April 2024 with the Spectrum of the Seas, while the Anthem of the Seas will sail in Asia for the first time from Singapore in late 2024, replacing Spectrum which was earlier deployed in the region in 2022.

“Our return to China is an exciting milestone that could only be marked with Spectrum of the Seas, which became a household name with Chinese families and travellers alike when it debuted in Shanghai as the latest and greatest Royal Caribbean ship in 2019,” said Bert Hernandez, senior vice president, international, Royal Caribbean International.

Thanking the Chinese government for its commitment to grow the cruise industry, Hernandez added, “This has also opened up a world of opportunities to expand the variety of holidays in Asia, as another award-winning ship sets sail in the region with the introduction of Anthem of the Seas in Singapore.”

The Spectrum of the Seas, sailing from Shanghai, will offer 4- and 5-night cruises to popular getaway destinations like Fukuoka, Okinawa, Nagasaki, Osaka, and Tokyo in Japan. Spectrum will also offer eight sailings from Hong Kong, starting in December 2024, to places such as Ishigaki and Miyazaki in Japan; Taipei (Keelung) in Taiwan; and Nha Trang in Vietnam.

Signature experiences on Spectrum include on-board adventures such as RipCord by iFly; North Star; FlowRider surf simulator; an array of restaurants such as Sichuan Red and Hot Pot, and an exclusive two-level Ultimate Family Suite.

Like Spectrum, the Anthem features many of the signature favourites such as the SeaPlex indoor activity space; Olivier Award-winning musical phenomenon We Will Rock You; and dining outlets including Mediterranean-inspired Solarium Bistro and American steakhouse Chops Grille.

Bookings for sailings on Spectrum and Anthem will soon open in the coming weeks.

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