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Spectrum of the Seas Review

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Review for Spectrum of the Seas to Asia
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Arizona
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Jul 2019
Cabin: Ocean View Balcony

Spectrum of the Seas

Since this is a rather unique itinerary and a new ship, I thought I should give a quick review from the perspective of a regular RCCL/Norwegian/Oceania U.S. cruiser. This cruise was seven days to Tokyo with three ports: Osaka, Kobe, and Tokyo.

We made our way to the Port of Shanghai around 11:00am. Quick drop-off of the bags (and quick delivery to our cabin) and we were into a very nice port facility. I suggest you keep your eyes on the signs as there are opportunities to fast-track through some lines. Waits were not bad and signage did inform you of what stage you were at (about five in the process due). We were on the ship before noon and explored some of the top floors and hit the pool/spa before the crowds. Cabins were ready at about 3:00 and the muster drill around 4:30 (the new video – no need to bring lifejackets or go out to the boats). We did bring a dozen water bottles (suggested) on board in our packed bags and a bottle of Chinese fortified wine in our carry-on without issue.

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Ocean View Balcony

Cabin 3D

Port Reviews

Shanghai

Great private tour to the water village, dumpling making and night gondola ride.

Tokyo (Yokohama)

Great way to see Tokyo. Hiroshi T met us in Yokohama, took us to Tokyo.

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