Suites in a private enclave across three decks will feature for the first time on a Royal Caribbean International ship.

The suites-only area will debut on the line’s first Quantum Ultra ship Spectrum of the Seas dedicated to sailing from China next year.

Passengers booked in the luxury suites at the front of the ship will have special keycard access, a private elevator and a dedicated restaurant and lounge.

They will have access to a private outdoor space for sunbathing and relaxing called The Balcony and a shopping area where private shopping experiences can be booked.

A two-level, 2,809-square-foot Ultimate Family Suite will be able to accommodate up to 11 passengers with three-bedrooms, including a master bedroom with a bathroom extending over the side of the ship, and a slide for children.

The virtual reality bungee trampoline experience, Sky Pad, introduced on Independence of the Seas from Southampton this summer, will feature on Spectrum of the Seas which has been customer built for Chinese passengers.

Spectrum is claimed to be the largest and most expensive ship in Asia when it starts sailing from Shanghai from June 2019 with a capacity for 4,246 passengers and 1,551 crew.

The ship will make its debut in April next year with a 51-night sailing from Barcelona to its Chinese home port, covering 13 countries, available over five separate segments.

New new itineraries will include with visits to Hakodate and Niigita, Japan; Ilocos, Philippines and Vladivostok, Russia.

The ship will reposition to Hong Kong to offer special holiday cruises in winter 2019.

Meanwhile, Quantum of the Seas will sail a farewell season from Shanghai before moving to Tianjin in summer 2019.

Voyager of the Seas is set to return to Hong Kong and Shenzhen for the summer, and will sail a variety of itineraries calling in Vietnam, Japan and the Philippines.

Royal Caribbean International president and CEO Michael Bayley said: “When Quantum of the Seas made her debut in Shanghai three years ago, it changed the face of cruising in China.

“Fast forward to today, and we are revealing just how we’ll transform the cruise vacation market, yet again, with the debut of Spectrum of the Seas.

“The introduction of our highly anticipated Quantum Ultra Class will represent a quantum leap forward in ship design and experiences specifically tailored to Chinese guests.”