Royal Caribbean Pleased with Return to ‘High-Yielding’ China

Ovation of the Seas in Tianjin

With the Spectrum of the Seas back in Shanghai, China for Royal Caribbean International, the company is ready to double capacity next year with the Ovation of the Seas sailing from Tianjin.

Michael Bayley, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, said the company was pleased with the bookings for the Spectrum, which led to the decision to add a second ship in 2025.

“And of course, Ovation, both in Alaska and Australia, is perfectly suited for the China market in terms of its geographical positioning. One will be in Tianjin, which we’ve operated out of many years before the pandemic. And of course, Shanghai, which are both great markets for us.”

Of note, Bayley said that onboard spend in China was looking good.


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