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