Royal Caribbean joins Hong Kong cruising


Splashaway Bay on board Spectrum of the Seas.


Royal Caribbean’s Spectrum of the Seas will be joining Genting Dream in Hong Kong this autumn, whisking city residents on ‘cruises to nowhere’.


Royal Caribbean will be deploying what is Asia’s largest and newest ship for two- and four-night ‘Ocean Getaways’ from October 5.


On-board draw cards include SeapPex, the largest indoor active space at sea with bumper cars, roller skating, laser tag and more; Asia’s first ‘Sky Pad’, a virtual reality bungee trampoline where guests don a headset to transport themselves to another time and planet; North Star, an all-glass viewing capsule 300ft above the ocean; a FlowRider surf simulator; and RipCord by iFly, the first skydiving experience at sea.


“We’re excited to get back to delivering memorable family vacations in Hong Kong,” said Bert Hernandez, president Greater China at Royal Caribbean International. “Our strong partnership and collaboration with local governments and key stakeholders around the globe have clearly allowed cruising to become one of the safest vacation options in the world.”


The sailings have now been approved by Hong Kong’s health and tourism authorities and are available exclusively to Hong Kong residents and require guests aged 16 years and over to be fully vaccinated. All children ineligible for vaccines must present a negative PCR test.


Royal Caribbean has enjoyed several months of safe Covid sailing in Singapore, where Quantum of the Seas cast anchor last December.


“Cruising is a popular holiday vacation choice for Hong Kong residents, and we are delighted to welcome the government’s plan to reopen the world-class Kai Tak Cruise Terminal and offer an exciting and safe option for the people of Hong Kong on Spectrum,” said Royal Caribbean International managing director for Hong Kong, Crystal Campbell. “The demand for travel from travellers is expected to be very strong and we’re very excited to have cruise holidays back.”


Additional attractions on board include nightly performances at Royal Theater, a Vitality Spa and fitness centre, Splashaway Bay kids aqua park, an Adventure Ocean kids programme and nineteen dining spaces.


Bookings are open online now.


On board a Royal Caribbean Covid cruise.


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