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Royal Caribbean to Launch New Quantum-Class Ship For Chinese Cruisers

Royal Caribbean. (Photo courtesy: AFP Relaxnews/ PRNewsfoto/ Royal Caribbean International)

Royal Caribbean. (Photo courtesy: AFP Relaxnews/ PRNewsfoto/ Royal Caribbean International)

China is getting another behemoth cruise liner built specifically to cater to Chinese travellers that will set sail in 2019.

China is getting another behemoth cruise liner built specifically to cater to Chinese travellers that will set sail in 2019.

Royal Caribbean has announced plans to build a new Quantum Ultra-class ship specifically for the Asia-Pacific region.

The yet-to-be-named ship is touted as one of the most technologically advanced cruise ships that will feature new and cutting-edge experiences.

Cruise brands have been increasingly turning their sights towards Asia to meet rising demand from the fastest-growing market in the world.

This summer, the Norwegian Joy will lift anchor for the first time as the brand's first purpose-built ship for the Chinese market.

Pitched as a first-class experience at sea, the ship will feature casinos, an open-air laser tag course, thrill rides, multi-story waterslides, and the industry's first Ferrari-branded racetrack at sea.

Likewise, Carnival also commissioned Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri to build two liners tailored specifically for the Chinese market in a $1.5 billion deal that was inked earlier this year.

Meanwhile, along with announcing plans for a new Quantum-class ship for China, Royal Caribbean also unveiled their 2018-2019 itineraries for Asia-Pacific, that include 7-night sailings to Japan, along with trips focused on New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam.

first published:April 28, 2017, 09:43 IST