Two newly refurbished Royal Caribbean ships are coming to Asia — Cruise & Travel Asia

Two newly refurbished Royal Caribbean ships are coming to Asia

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Royal Caribbean’s Voyager and Quantum of the Seas, will be returning to Asia with a completely new look this year.

Voyager of the Seas will undergo a $131 (USD$97) million refurbishment and the ship will have a number of firsts when she returns to Asia for her wave season from October 21.

She will then be replaced by Quantum of the Seas, which is also fresh from her drydock.  Voyager leaves to complete the wave season in Australia.

Royal Caribbean has released the latest details of Voyager’s refurbishment and it includes new facilities aimed at families like waterslides and even a laser tag course.

The ship also has a refurbished Vitality Spa and Fitness Centre, Solarium and even the staterooms and suites onboard.

Voyager of the Seas will be sailing on a number of three to five night Southeast Asian itineraries from Singapore, with seven sailings to Penang, Phuket and Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang).

Royal Caribbean is bringing Voyager back to Singapore for the 2020 summer season in May and June. While Quantum of the Seas will be homeported from November 2019 to April 2020, and returning for another season in October 2020 to April 2021.

Voyager also has a special repositioning cruise from Asia as she heads for Sydney. And from Sydney, she will be taking guests on a number of nine to 12-night South Pacific cruises, starting November 30.

Here’s what you can expect to find aboard the Voyager of the Seas after her refit:

New family facilities

The line is increasing the number of family-friendly facilities and activities. The ship will have a new laser tag course called Battle for Planet Z. It will be a glow-in-the-dark adventure takes place in a universe of the distant future. Two groups – the aliens and robots – have to battle it out to claim the last planet in this make-believe world.

Voyager of the Seas will also be redesigning the dedicated kids’ club area, ranging from the baby to teen areas. The Adventure Open club, designed for kids aged between three to 12, will have a new modern, free-playing area with new activities. The line is also offering mums and dads a new nursery for babies and tots called Voyager. For the three to five-year old’s, there is also a new area created for them. There will also be a new updated teen hangout which will have a special outdoor deck for them to hang out in.

Waterslides galore

Royal Caribbean, famed for its thrilling rides, is adding two new waterslides. The Perfect Storm waterslides, a duo called Typhoon and Cyclone. The three-storey ride is a highspeed ride where you and a friend can compete to see who races down the fastest. The ship also still has favourites like the FlowRider surf simulator, rock-climbing wall and mini-golf.

Spa and wellness

The enhanced Vitality Spa and Fitness centre will be relocated to the after of the ship. The new spa and gym will have services like massages, acupuncture, manicures, fitness classes and personal training. There new Solarium area is an adults-only retreat where guests can relax after their treatments.

Suites and staterooms

Voyager of the Seas will have 72 new inside and balcony staterooms. And for guests staying in Grand Suites categories and above, a new dedicated Suite Lounge and outdoor area. There will also be a new Diamond Lounge for Royal Caribbean’s Crown & Anchor Society loyalty program.

Technology

The reimagined ship will also feature the new Royal Caribbean International mobile app. Travellers can soon check in for their cruise holiday from their phone, and once on board, the app will deliver an array of capabilities. From exploring and planning activities for each day of the itinerary, and viewing onboard expenses, to booking and managing dining, shore excursion and show reservations, guests will be able to seamlessly transition into holiday mode.