He added: 'There is incredible potential in the Chinese market, and bringing our newest and most technologically advanced ship to China will cement our leadership position in the area.'
Officials from government and the port authority of Baoshan district together with Royal Caribbean brass joined the welcome ceremony at Wusong International Cruise Terminal Wednesday morning.
Royal Caribbean said Quantum of the Seas brought the largest single group of international cruisers—up to 4,000—into Shanghai.
The ship will sail three- to eight-night round-trips to North Asia destinations and is expected to carry mainly Chinese passengers but also travelers from other markets.
Quantum of the Seas had sailed from New York via the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea and Indian Ocean, following its inaugural season at Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, New Jersey.
Quantum joins Voyager of the Seas, Mariner of the Seas and Legend of the Seas in China.