Launching in 2019, Royal Caribbeans next Ultra-class vessel (Quantum-class) will head direct to Asia and be based there year-round. The ship is still yet to be named but will launch in spring 2019. She will be joining her sisters Quantum of the Seas and Ovation of the Seas.
As a result of her presence there, Royal Caribbean will be bringing the Mariner of the Seas back to the North American market.
per Royal Caribbean:
As part of the deployment plans for 2018-19, Mariner of the Seas will reposition to a new home in Miami, Florida embarking on a “Global Odyssey” from Asia that features three long sailings from Singapore to Dubai; Dubai to Barcelona; and Barcelona to Miami. The “Global Odyssey” opens for sale on May 2, 2017. Voyager of the Seas will have her first full season in Singapore in 2018-19, offering 3- to 7-night adventures throughout Southeast Asia with stops that include ports in Thailand and Malaysia.