Royal Caribbean International has released images of Ovation of the Seas under construction – close to 50 per cent complete – at the Myer Weft shipyard in Germany. The newest and most technologically advanced ship to ever call Australia home is set to debut in down under in December 2016, arriving at her first port of call, Fremantle, on 6 December 2016 before making her way to her new home Sydney on 15 December 2016.
Bookings for Ovation of the Seas’ first Australian season are open now. The US$1 billion ship will offer three Australia and New Zealand sailings and a repositioning sailing all departing Sydney from December 2016.
Ovation of the Seas is the third ship in the ground-breaking Quantum Class. She will introduce a new set of first-at-sea onboard experiences to Australia including the Ripcord by iFLY, a heart-pounding skydiving experience; North Star, a thrilling adventure that will transport guests as high as the Sydney Harbour Bridge; cutting-edge transformative venues including SeaPlex, the largest indoor sports and entertainment complex at sea with bumper cars, a circus school and more; and the robotic Bionic Bar. Ovation has also reimagined dining onboard with the introduction of “Dynamic Dining” where guests can choose from 18 unique restaurant concepts, including Jamie’s Italian, Michael’s Genuine Pub, the enchanting Wonderland and Royal Caribbean favourites including Chops Grille steakhouse and Izumi Japanese.
Technology has also been amped up on Ovation of the Seas with high speed internet offering more bandwidth than all other cruise ships combined so guests can stream, video call and more as fast as they would onshore. While the Royal iQ app makes keeping track of your onboard schedule simple with all bookings and cruise details stored and updated automatically.