Royal Caribbean will send its new 1,142 foot luxury cruise liner, Quantum of the Seas, to China. To mark the event, the company will offer a 53-day cruise from the United States to China.
The ship is currently under construction at Germany’s Meyer Werft shipyard and is around 60 percent complete. Once finished, the Quantum of the Seas will join two 3,114-passenger Royal Caribbean cruise ships dedicated, at least part of the year, to the Chinese market, which will increase the company’s capacity in the region by 66 percent, reports NPR. Quantum of the Seas is set to sail our of Shanghai next year.
Though Quantum of the Seas isn’t one of Royal Caribbean’s biggest ships—that title belongs to the company’s Oasis-class ships—the focus is on luxury for the new cruise liner.
To celebrate the ship’s inauguration, it will embark on a 53-day United States-to-China cruise travelling along a path through the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean, through the Suez Canal to the Persian Gulf, on to the Indian Ocean, and then continuing to China. Stops will include Barcelona, Dubai, India, Oman, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong. If 5-week cruise is too long, the company will also offer shorter legs of the cruise.
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