Australia’s Newest, Biggsest and Most Technologically Dvanced Cruise Ship, Ovation of the Seas, Officially Named at Historic Ceremony in Tianjin, China
Royal Caribbean International’s all-new Ovation of the Seas has officially been named at a ceremony over the weekend at the port city of Tianjin in northeast China. The historic milestone was presided over by Ovation of the Seas’ Godmother, world famous actress Fan Bingbing, and witnessed by 100 Australian travel agents, culminated with the maritime tradition of the breaking of a champagne bottle on the hull of the ship to wish good fortune to the ship and all who sail on her.
The US$1 billion Ovation of the Seas is the first brand new ship to make Australia its homeport and introduces a whole new holiday category to the region – supercruising. As one of the largest cruise ships ever built, accommodating 4,180 guests at double occupancy and 1,500 international crew members, Ovation of the Seas boasts an array of stunning features and experiences; many of which have never before been seen at sea or can be found only on Royal Caribbean.
Adam Armstrong, managing director for Royal Caribbean International Australia & New Zealand, said “We’re counting down til we bring the newest and most technologically advanced ship to Australian shores. This ship truly redefines cruise holidays for Australian travellers and her arrival this December will usher in a revolutionary new era of travel, unlike anything ever seen here before.”
Royal Caribbean’s unmatched innovations in onboard attractions include the North Star, a glass viewing capsule that takes guests more than 90 metres above the ocean for incomparable panoramic views. For guests seeking an adrenaline-fueled experience there is the thrilling RipCord by iFly skydiving experience, and the FlowRider surfing simulator, where guests can surf on the high seas.
By day a lounge with incredible 270 degree views of the ocean at the aft of the ship, Two70 transforms into a multifunctional entertainment venue at night with a troupe of dancing Roboscreens. The young at heart will love SeaPlex, the largest indoor activity space at sea, offering basketball, roller skating, bumper cars, a trapeze school and more.
There are 18 restaurants onboard Ovation with a variety of international cuisines to choose from, including Jamie’s Italian, Michael’s Genuine Pub, the enchanting Wonderland and Royal Caribbean favourites like Chops Grille steakhouse and Izumi Japanese.
Well-appointed accommodations include the unique Loft Suites which offer the most luxurious accommodations at sea, while Virtual Balcony staterooms mean all accommodations, including interior staterooms have a view thanks to large digital screens displaying real-time views of the destinations the ship visits.
With the debut of Ovation of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International has once again set a new standard for Australian travellers. Unprecedented innovations in ship design, thrilling activities, game-changing technology, multidimensional entertainment, and robust dining opportunities, come together to create the ultimate, contemporary holiday experience, supercruising – only found on Royal Caribbean.
Ovation of the Seas will be based in Tianjin (Beijing) until November, before arriving to her new Sydney home on 15 December 2016 for her maiden Australian season.