Ovation of the Seas
4180 Passengers (4905 with upper beds)
About Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean International is a brand with an incredible history and unlimited potential. The cruise line not only sets new standards by the size of the ships, but also by its degree of innovation. Especially the entertainment programm on their vessels is a new invention. The ships are convincing due to a variety of sport offers and leisure activities for every age group. Particularly the outdoor area offers great experiences with ice rinks or zip lines. However not only the big vessels, but also the smaller ones offer plenty options to have fun in a relaxed atmosphere. In the different restaurants you expect tasty dishes combined with an attentive service. On board, all age groups feel at home. Due to the company's heritage a basic knowledge in English is recommended. Another thing to take into considerations is that the additional costs are higher than on German ships.
The Ovation of the Seas is the third and currently the newest ship of the "Quantum" class, before the new Spectrum of the Seas will set sail in 2019. It was built in the Meyer Shipyard in Germany. Since spring 2016, the Ovation of the Seas cruises especially in Asia, Australia and New Zealand. With a length of almost 350 meters, the ship offers space for up to 4,180 passengers, who can find plenty of variety, entertainment and recreation on 16 decks. Also culinary you can choose between numerous dining options.
TV, telephone, private bathroom with shower, dressing table and hair dryer are standard in all cabins. The cabins have two single beds, which can be pushed together to make a double bed. You have the choice between all common cabin categories, such as inside and outside cabins as well as balcony cabins. For those who want even more comfort, there are various types of suites that leave hardly a wish unfulfilled. Families can look forward to baby-friendly cabins and extra family cabins with connecting doors. All cabins come with free 24-hour cabin service.
Atmosphere on Board
The Ovation of the Seas is a ship for all ages, with a special focus on guests looking to enjoy the full range of entertainment on this large cruise ship. The audience is international, with mostly American guests. The atmosphere is relaxed, the service friendly and very professional, just typically American. On some evenings, festive attire is expected in the main restaurant. However, if you like it more casual, you can switch to other restaurants on evenings like this.
Food and Beverages
Also culinary there is much to discover on board. Numerous restaurants, bars, lounges and cafes offer a huge variety of delicious food at any time of the day. From Italian to Asian cuisine to the typical American Steakhouse, there are plenty of dining options on board. A feast for all the senses is offered by the restaurant "Wonderland", which serves particularly unusual dishes. There is an extra charge in the specialty restaurants and a reservation is recommended. As with all other services on board, a service charge will be added to the drinks prices.
Entertainment, Sports and Relaxation
As on all cruise lines, the Ovation of the Seas offers entertainment for all tastes: from quiet evening tunes to wild party nights at the club - here everyone gets their money's worth. During the day there are various attractions, such as the popular skydiving simulator or the impressive "NorthStar". This is a jewel-shaped capsule that lets you float 90 meters above the sea, giving you unparalleled views of the ocean and destinations. Bumper cars, roller skating rink or circus school are some more of the highlights that await you on board. The Vitality Spa offers pure relaxation, with state-of-the-art service, soothing pampering and beauty treatments, which you can enjoy for a fee. The large fitness area with stunning sea views invites you to sporting excellence, after which you can relax in the pool with relaxation area ("solarium") or in the sauna. In addition to a jogging track, other sports facilities are available, such as a basketball court and other ball sports.
The ship offers many options for passengers of all ages, especially families and adventurous guests feel comfortable aboard the Royal Caribbean International ships. The Ovation of the Seas also offers plenty of culinary options for all tastes and relaxation.
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Cruise in one sentence
- Poor entertainment and food quality
- Entertainment very poor, layout of restaurants and royal promenade not as good as previous ships, embarkation and debarkation both were a nightmare....
- The ship is very new and beautiful. I thought the service was hit and miss and the quality of the dining room food and drinks had disimproved from the time I cruised with rc in 2012. Some staff made great effort....