Century to Become SkySea Golden Era, Start Service from China in May

SkySea Golden EraThe Celebrity Century will become the SkySea Golden Era this May, as she transfers to the new SkySea brand, a joint venture between Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ctrip and Stone Capital.

Cruise Industry News can reveal that the Century will undergo a significant refurbishment at Singapore’s Sembawang facility.

Among the changes on the vessel will be a complete rethink of the restaurants, aiming them at the Chinese market. Also being added will be an ice bar, trampoline at sea, and mini-golf.

Ctirp, China’s largest online travel platform, has a 35 percent stake in SkySea, while Royal Caribbean has an equal 35 percent share. Stone Capital has a 30 percent share and is a Shanghai-based private equity firm that invests for China’s wealthiest families and entrepreneurs.

The ship’s inaugural season will see it homeport in Shanghai from May to October.

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