Royal Caribbean reveals further details of the all-new Ovation of the Seas’ art collection – including pieces by Australian artists
Royal Caribbean has revealed further details about the extensive art collection onboard the all-new Ovation of the Seas, which will be sailing in Australia for her maiden season from December 2016. Curated by London-based Peter Millard and Partners, the collection features contemporary pieces from artists from around the world. Almost 20 percent of the vast 11,000-piece, US$4.5 million dollar art collection featured onboard is from Australian artists, including Emma Hack, Rowena Martinich and Joseph Marr.
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.
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.
A video on the extensive art collection onboard Ovation of the Seas: