Royal Caribbean Cruises plans to move its newest ship, the Quantum of the Seas, to Shanghai in 2015 from its current port in New York, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.
The ship, which has 16 decks and can carry 4,180 guests, will sail from Shanghai to destinations in Japan and South Korea, Adam Goldstein, the cruise company’s president and chief operating officer Adam Goldstein was quoted as saying in an interview.
It will add to Royal Caribbean’s existing two ships in China.
The move was prompted in part by Chinese consumers who want access to the biggest and newest offerings, Goldstein said. Quantum of the Seas has an indoor sporting complex where tourists can drive bumper cars, play table tennis and learn the trapeze, the report noted.
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