Royal Caribbean International (RCI) remains optimistic about the future of the Asian cruise markets despite an industry-wide cut in Chinese capacity that some observers estimate to be in the region of 15%.

RCI president and chief executive Michael Bayley reveals that while the company is shifting some ships out of the Chinese market, it is also bringing in newer vessels.

One notable arrival will be the 167,000-gt Spectrum of the Seas, which will be delivered from Meyer Werft in 2019.