AHOY, PENANG!

AHOY, PENANG!

A brand-new cruise ship, Spectrum of the Seas, came a-calling at Penang Port! This is the Royal Caribbean ‘s Quantum Ultra Class ship which is the newest and largest cruise ship in Asia.

The ocean liner is huge by comparison and it was an awesome experience after being led on a tour onboard this ship. It can take in as many as 5,622 guests.

Artist’s impression of Royal Caribbean’s Spectrum of the Seas

Spectrum of the Sea makes its inaugural calling at Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal in George Town on May 16, 2019 and she has scheduled three sailings for the month of May from Singapore.

The three sailings are as follow; a 3-night cruise to Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), a 4-night cruise to Penang and a 9-night one-way cruise from Singapore to Shanghai, calling at Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), Nha Trang (Vietnam) and Hong Kong. It will bring over 12,000 guests to Malaysia on her three calls.

Spectrum of the Seas – Aerial shot.

According to Royal Caribbean, Malaysia’s attractiveness as a destination has driven its growth over the years. The cruise brand is expected to deliver almost 300,000 guests to Malaysian ports this year.

If you have missed out these dates, don’t worry, look out for her sister ship Quantum of the Seas arriving in November, 2019, with 34 sailings as scheduled until April 2020. Better book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Royal Caribbean’s Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, Angie Stephen, said the commitment to bring in two of Royal Carribean’s largest and most innovative ships this year alone underscores Royal Carribean’s confidence in the region to continue experiencing record-breaking growth.

(Third from left) Royal Caribbean’s Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, Angie Stephen, Hon. Datuk Mohamaddin bin Ketapi, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture of Malaysia, and Spectrum of the Seas’ Captain Charles Teige alongside local Penang officials.

“2019 is an exciting year for Royal Carribean. Not only are we celebrating our 50th anniversary as a global brand, we are embarking on a new era for cruising in Southeast Asia with the arrival of two Quantum Class ships.

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“Malaysia, as one of the region’s most significant cruise destinations, plays a huge role in this important milestone, and we look forward to growing the cruise industry here and in the region.”

Cruising represents a new generation of sight-seeing and a nice change of mode in travelling/sight-seeing by sea for those who fear travelling by plane.

Sky Pad

You would also be wowed over by her first-class amenities like the Sky Pad, a virtual reality, a bungee trampoline, the North Star elevated glass capsule, skydiving simulator and bumper cars, pools, whirl pools, arcades, theater, casino, and lots more interesting facilities for everyone, not leaving out the mouth-watering food on board. 

There’s also the two-level Ultimate Family Suite to suit big families travelling together. Check out for more.

The Ultimate Family Suite

Well, would you want to miss out such adventure, with all the fun, play, shop and dine while you are travelling to your destinations! Ahoy, there!
Attached are photos of the cruise ship, Spectrum of the Seas.