Royal Caribbean just announced some cruise news that ties into the 2020 Olympics in Japan. Two Royal Caribbean ships will be offering overnight port visits to Tokyo while the games are taking place. What's even more exciting is that one of the ships that's being used for the event is a new vessel called Spectrum of the Seas.

Both Spectrum of the Seas and another ship called Voyager of the Seas will be sailing to Shinkyaku Pier during the summer of 2020. This pier is part of a new cruise terminal that delivers access to the best that Tokyo has to offer. We also have some dates for when the two Tokyo voyages will be offered. The plan is for Spectrum of the Seas to depart on July 25 and August 2 out of Shanghai, China. Voyager of the Seas will depart out of Hong Kong on July 26.

The exciting summer that Royal Caribbean has planned for customers next year will mark the start of the cruise line's Quantum Ultra Class experience in Asia. Passengers who book their spots on Spectrum of the Seas can look forward to a high-tech, high-excitement experience. Features like bungee trampolines, virtual-reality headsets, tea ceremonies, private shopping experiences, private dining areas, balcony dining and a solarium are all on the table once passengers board this ship.

You don't have to wait until the summer of 2020 to get a taste of Royal Caribbean's next-generation cruise experiences. Another ship that is part of the new batch will begin sailing before the big Olympic docking experience. Quantum of the Seas is scheduled to begin sailing out of Singapore during 2019.

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