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Ovation of the Seas Arrives in Southampton

Ovation of the Seas Arrives in Southampton

Royal Caribbean International invited more than 850 travel trade, media and staff to overnight and view their latest ship, Ovation of the Seas, in Southampton, where the ship will offer a series of short getaways before she sets sail on her 52-night ‘Global Odyssey’ to her home port in Tianjin, China, from where her sailing season starts in June 2016.

Captain Henrik Loy (right) and Royal Caribbean’s brand new ship, Ovation of the Seas, are welcomed into Southampton by Stuart Leven, Managing Director UK & Ireland, Royal Caribbean International

Ovation of the Seas, together with , , and , will make up the largest fleet of any cruise line sailing in China.

Travel Counsellors Ann Marie Nolan, Mandy Walsh, Nadine Farrelly, Sinead Lonergan, Karen Morgan-Murphy, Helen Kelly, Sharon Murphy and Lorraine Wynne wer on Ovation of the Seas

You can even go surfing on Flow Rider

Ovation of the Seas and her sister ships,  and , belong to the Quantum class of ships and are built with the most advanced technology. They feature first-at-sea amenities including the North Star, an observation capsule that gently rises more than 300 feet in the air to treat guests to breathtaking panoramic views; thrilling skydiving and surfing experiences; Two70, a daily social space that transforms into a multifunctional entertainment place in the evening; and SeaPlex, the largest indoor activity space at sea, which includes basketball, roller-skating, bumper cars and more.

View from the North Star onboard Ovation of the Seas

Great fun driving bumper cars on Ovation of the Seas

Each ship offers 18 restaurants onboard with a variety of cuisines to choose from, as well as the industry’s most relaxing and luxurious accommodations at sea with the unique Loft Suites and ground-breaking Virtual Balcony staterooms, interior accommodations that feature large digital screens displaying real-time views, ensuring that every room has a view.

Declan and Rosemarie O’Connell, Lee Travel, were on the Ovation of the Seas

Ovation of the Seas spans 18 decks, encompasses 168,666 gross registered tons, carries 4,180 guests at double occupancy, and features 2,091 staterooms.

North Star

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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