All about the Royal Caribbean Spectrum of the Seas

The Royal Caribbean Spectrum of the Seas was built in 2019. It's considered a large size ship. Coming in at 1,139 ft long and 135 ft wide, it's roughly the length of 3.2 football fields, as wide as 2.5 tractor trailers, and the same height as a 14-story building.

Royal Caribbean Spectrum of the Seas Ship

The Spectrum of the Seas can hold 4,246 based on double occupancy (two people per room) and more when you take into account 3rd and 4th passengers. When you compare the total tonnage of the ship to the number of passengers, the Spectrum of the Seas has a space ratio of 40. Depending on the ship, this number can range from 30 to 52 (with a bigger number meaning more space per person) so this ship's space-to-person ratio is about average.



Royal Caribbean
Spectrum of the Seas
ClassQuantum-Ultra
Gross Tonnage169,379
Length1,139
Beam/Width135
Passenger Decks14
Passengers (double occupancy)4,246
Crew1,551
Passenger to Crew Ratio2.7
Space Ratio (tons of ship per passenger)40

The Spectrum of the Seas is one of two Quantum-Ultra-class ships currently sailing with Royal Caribbean. Quantum-Ultra class ships are a slightly larger version of the Quantum-class ships. They still feature several notable features like the North Star viewing platform, the Seaplex with bumper cars, and iFly skydiving on board. They're also known for their beautiful fully-enclosed glass solariums at the front of the ship. The Spectrum of the Seas is very similar to its sister-ships; Odyssey of the Seas, although each ship may have some differences.


Dining Establishments on Spectrum of the Seas

Food is a big part of any cruise, and there will plenty on the Royal Caribbean Spectrum of the Seas. You have 16 different dining options to choose from. Of those options, 6 are complementary, or included with your cruise fare. The other 10 options have an additional fee. Some of those options are a set price and some have a la cart menu pricing. Only 38% of the dining options are included meaning you might spend more while on the ship due to the additional fees.

RestaurantRestaurant TypeCostType of Food
Chef's TableSit downFlat FeeFoodie
Chops GrilleSit downFlat feeSteakhouse
Coastal KitchenSit downFlat feeCali
Coffee & Tea ShopQuick serveA la cartCoffee
Dog HouseQuick serveIncludedAmerican
IzumiSit downFlat feeAsian
Jamie's ItalianSit downFlat feeItalian
La PatisserieQuick serveA la cartCafe
Main Dining RoomSit downIncludedMain dining room
Noodle BarQuick serveIncludedNoodles
Sichuan RedSit downA la cartAsian
Sorrento's PizzaQuick serveIncludedPizza
TeppanyakiSit downFlat feeHabachi
Two70 CafeQuick serveIncludedCafe
WindjammerQuick serveIncludedBuffet
WonderlandSit downFlat feeFoodie

In terms of drinks and cocktails, you have a variety of choices. Royal Caribbean serves the Coca-cola family of products. That means Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite and Barqs Root Beer, although the selection can vary by ship.

There are also plenty of bars available on this ship. You can see the recent bar menus for the spectrum of the seas at this link (Royal Caribbean Drink Menus).

Pools and Hot Tubs on Spectrum of the Seas

The main pool on Royal Caribbean
The main pool on Royal Caribbean's Spectrum of the Seas

Nothing beats relaxing by a pool with a nice drink in hand as you feel the fresh sea breeze pass by you. The problem is that with thousands of people on a ship, there's not always room. If you want to spend all day in a pool, a cruise might not be the right choice. You would have a much better bet choosing a resort with a huge pool complex. That being said, a quick dip in the pool can be nice on a hot day.

The Royal Caribbean Spectrum of the Seas has a total of 4 pools and 4 hot tubs.

Tired of loud kids and splashing? 1 of the pools are adults only. 1 of the pools is exclusive access, which means there's either an extra charge to access it or you need to book a certain class of cabin.

Royal Caribbean
Spectrum of the Seas
Total Pools4
- Pools - General Access2
- Pools - Adults Only1
- Pools - Exclusive1
Total Hot Tubs4
- Hot Tubs - General Access4
- Hot Tubs - Adults Only0
- Hot Tubs - Exclusive0


Spectrum of the Seas Features

There are quite a few things to do on the Spectrum of the Seas. These are the main amenities that are available. Some are included in the cost of the cruise, while others have an additional charge.

Royal Caribbean
Spectrum of the Seas
Adult Only Relaxation AreaIncluded
ArcadeA la cart
ArcheryIncluded
BasketballIncluded
Bumper CarsIncluded
CasinoA la cart
Climbing WallIncluded
Fitness CenterIncluded
FlowRiderIncluded
Indoor Sky DivingIncluded
Laser TagIncluded
North StarIncluded
Pool-side MoviesIncluded
Shows - Broadway playIncluded
Shows - musical reviewIncluded
Sky PadIncluded
SpaA la cart
Splash parkIncluded

Cruise Costs

Royal Caribbean is a mainstream cruise line. Mainstream cruise lines cater to a variety of guests, hoping to provide something for everyone. These typically cost about $100 - $350 per person per day.

Cruise pricing is dynamic and varies for each specific sailing based on factors such as departure point, ports of call, and time of year.

Spectrum of the Seas Onboard Costs

Another way to gauge the cost of a cruise is to consider how much you'll spend on board. Even though a lot is included in the base cruise fare, you may still spend money on things like spa treatments, specialty dining, drinks, and excursions. In addition, guests can also have to pay for things like gratuities and tips.

Typically guests can expect to spend about 25 - 40% of the cost of the cruise on onboard expenses. In other words, if the cruise fare is $1,000 per person, you might spend between $250 and $400 on extra expenses.

The table below will help you understand what you might spend onboard a Royal Caribbean ship.

Royal Caribbean
Base Daily Gratuities*
(Per Person Per Day)
$16.00
Tip added to drinks & services18%
Soda Price$3.50
Domestic Beer Price$7.49
See drink menus
Drink Package Price$60-$90
Learn more
Internet Plan$13 to $27 per device per day
*Daily gratuities for a standard cabin. Suites or specialty rooms may have higher rates.

Royal Caribbean uses dynamic pricing, which means the pricing for many things will vary per sailing. The daily gratuities and tip are consistent across the fleet, but the pricing for the drink package, internet, and excursions will change. The only way to know your price is to consult the Royal Caribbean cruise planner once you're booked.

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