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Royal Caribbean to base Quantum Ultra-class ship in Asia

Royal Caribbean to base Quantum Ultra-class ship in Asia

Royal Caribbean has unveiled future plans for the first Quantum Ultra-class ship to be based in the Asia-Pacific region.

Set to be launched in spring 2019, the yet-to-be-named ship will be the next evolution of the ground-breaking Quantum class and will join her sister ships, Quantum of the Seas and Ovation of the Seas.

The announcement was made as Royal Caribbean unveiled its full roster of 2018-19 China, Singapore and Australia itineraries. 

Almost a decade on from Royal Caribbean’s first cruise in China, the cruise line further bolsters its commitment to the market by dedicating a line-up of its most technologically advanced ships to the rapidly growing market.

The new ship will specifically be designed for guests in the region, featuring even more cutting-edge and unprecedented experiences and amenities.


As part of the deployment plans for 2018-19, Mariner of the Seas will reposition to a new home in Miami, Florida embarking on a Global Odyssey from Asia that features three long sailings from Singapore to Dubai; Dubai to Barcelona; and Barcelona to Miami.

The Global Odyssey opens for sale on the May 2nd.

Voyager of the Seas will have her first full season in Singapore in 2018-19, offering three to seven-night adventures throughout south-east Asia, with stops that include ports in Thailand and Malaysia.

The new 2018-19 deployment season presents additional highlights, including an expanded offering of open-jaw itineraries for adventure seekers travelling ‘down under’ with new ten-night itineraries between Auckland, New Zealand and Melbourne or Sydney, Australia on Radiance of the Seas.

During the winter, Ovation of the Seas will reposition to Sydney for her longest season in Australia, reclaiming the title as the largest ship based in the region.