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Spectrum of the Seas Review

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Nice Excursion from a Visit to Singapore

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Sail Date: Dec 2022
Cabin: Owner's Suite with Balcony

My wife and I originally planned a cruise which started in Japan and culminated in Singapore back in April of 2020. COVID shut down the industry, when reopened we decided to incorporate a shorter voyage of 4 days with a visit to Singapore in December of 2022. This was our first overseas vacation after COVID the start of COVID, our 19th overall cruise and second on Royal Caribbean. We previously sailed on the Quantum of the Seas when it was based in Beijing. The ship sailed during the holiday season for Singaporean families and our concierge said there were 4900 passengers which is basically maximum capacity.

We booked a Sky Class Owners Suite 16558 and found it to be the suite that we liked the best on any of our cruises. On the Quantum we were in a Sky Loft Suite – the impressive two story windows facing the rear of the ship provided beautiful views, but lackluster bathrooms and having to climb stairs frequently became tedious. On the Spectrum, most of the suites are located in a gated area called the Suite Club, with the Silver Lounge and dining rooms on the 14th floor and the Gold Lounge and dining room on the 16th floor. Happy hours between 5pm-8pm occurred in both lounges offering free alcoholic beverages and canapés. Actually, in the gold dining room the staff just offered free alcohol between 5-8pm period outside the lounge. We ate one dinner in the Gold dining room – my wife had Poached Black Cod and I had the Beef Tenderloin. Both dishes were quite good. We had two lunches in the Silver dining room which runs a buffet for lunch. We ate at the main buffet for one lunch and one dinner – lots of Asian dishes with a noodle bar, the fruit wasn’t very good, and it was hard to find a seat (all expected of a jam packed cruise). We had a great dinner in Chops including a bone in Rib Eye, but I thought the striploin steak in the Silver Dining room was also excellent and probably wouldn’t have skipped Chops given the price.

Service was excellent in all the venues, the staff was very friendly. Our cabin attendant Cathylee did a superb job with the able assistance of her trainee. Cindy, the Gold concierge, was very friendly and helpful.

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Owner's Suite with Balcony

Owners Suite 16558 was the nicest cabin we ever sailed on with one of the largest balconies.

Entering from the starboard side of the suite club thru a locked outer door, our suite was the first encountered. Upon entering the suites a large rectangular living area with a four person dining table, a comfortable chair, and a L-shaped coach incorporating a chaise lounger is found. A counter containing a coffee maker, ice bucket, and a continually refreshed supply of bottled water was found in the refrigerator below. A small 1/2 bath is found next the suite door. A large double coat closet, 3 spacious cabinets and many drawers provide more than ample storage space. A huge flat screen TV faces the couch. In the living room, a sliding glass door leads to a very large balcony complete with 2 lounge chairs and 2 regular chairs. The bedroom has closets on each side of the bed, a safe, and multiple drawers facing the bed as well as on each side of the bed. A complete bathroom connects to the bedroom - shower and adjoining tub, toilet, and dual sink counter with underneath drawers. The decor was great, the lighting an climate controls easy to work, and it was just the perfect suite.

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