The biggest, most incredible cruise ship to ever be based in Australia makes her debut in exactly 12 months this Sunday.
Ovation of the Seas, more than half way through construction in Germany, will arrive at her first local port of call in Fremantle on 6 December 2016 to kick off her maiden Australian season.
The US$1 billion cruise ship will be the biggest and first ever brand new ship to sail local waters.
“Ovation of the Seas represents the single biggest investment in Australian and New Zealand cruising by any cruise line. She’s the biggest, the newest and the most technologically advanced cruise ship to ever sail these waters, and she’ll call Australia home”, said Adam Armstrong, commercial director, Royal Caribbean International.
“This is a game changer. This is big. Never before has a cruise line brought a new-build megaliner down under; truly this is a testament to our commitment to Australia, and our belief in this market as the future of cruising in this region,” he continued.
The 5,000 guest, 348 metre long 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 robot bartenders at the Bionic Bar, 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.
Ovation of the Seas has also reimagined cruise ship dining with the introduction of “Dynamic Dining” where guests can choose from 18 unique restaurant concepts, including Jamie Oliver’s Jamie’s Italian, Michael’s Genuine Pub, the enchanting Wonderland and Royal Caribbean favourites including Chops Grille steakhouse and Izumi Japanese.
The ship will also feature the Quantum Class’ transformative space, Two70 – an expansive lounge boasting 270 degree ocean views by day which becomes an immersive, multimedia entertainment spectacular at night, fusing technology with entertainment using robotic video-screens, dramatic digital projection and high-flying aerialists and performers to thrill and excite guests.
Technology has 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. New radio frequency smart bands also mean you can get into your stateroom and make onboard purchases without the need for the cruise card. While the Royal iQ app makes keeping track of your onboard schedule simple with all bookings and cruise details stored and updated automatically.
Ovation of the Seas will be the fifth ship in the Royal Caribbean International Australian fleet for 2016/17 cruise season, making it the largest cruise brand operating in Sydney during the summer season. Ovation of the Seas will be joined byVoyager of the Seas, Explorer of the Seas and Radiance of the Seas in Sydney and Legend of the Seas in Brisbane – offering Australians the newest, most modern and exciting style of cruise holiday in the region.
For further information about Ovation of the Seas, visit www.ovationoftheseas.com.au
To make a booking visit www.royalcaribbean.com.au, phone 1800 754 500 or see your local travel agent.