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Royal Caribbean unveils its first vessel for the Chinese market in Malaga

Inside Spectrum of the Seas, focused on Asian customers.
Inside Spectrum of the Seas, focused on Asian customers. / P. M.
  • The company also announced that it will bring 40,000 passengers to the city this year on its other scheduled ships

Cruise line Royal Caribbean chose Malaga this week to unveil its first ship dedicated to the lucrative Asian market. Spectrum of the Seas will be based in Shanghai and recently left a German shipbuilders for the long journey to China. The cruise line has chosen Malaga in previous years to unveil new ships to world press and travel agents.

The new liner has space for 4,246 passengers and has a crew of 1,551 made up of 55 different nationalities.

Unveiling the vessel were head of Sales in Spain for Royal Caribbean, Sergio Arévalo, and the head of Malaga port, Carlos Rubio. “Both the port and the city of Malaga are key for Royal Caribbean, which is why we’ve decided to unveil our new ships to the world here, as we did last year with Symphony of the Seas,” said Arévalo.

He added that the company plans 11 scheduled stops for six of its ships in Malaga port this year, bringing 40,000 passengers to the city.

In terms of the new Spectrum of the Seas, this will start an inaugural cruise from Barcelona to Shanghai. The ship is the first to have an area set aside for full suites and will have restaurants serving Asian food.