Royal Caribbean have announced that the third Quantum class cruise ship ovation of the Seas will sail from Tianjin, China in 2016.
The announcement was made by the cruise lines President and CEO, Michael Bayley, in a Beijing, China. The ship will sail from the Chinese port after it makes it debut in April 2016 and will be the fifth Royal Caribbean cruise ship in the region.
“Cruising has become very popular for Chinese consumers and Royal Caribbean is already capturing their imaginations with our industry-leading cruise ships,” said Bayley. “We are furthering our commitment by bringing two of the world’s newest and most advanced Quantum-class cruise ships to the region. In addition, we are significantly expanding our investment in the training and employment of Chinese talent so they can join us in delivering our amazing and distinctive vacations to Chinese travelers.”
Ovation of the Seas will join Quantum of the Seas, Mariner of the Seas, Voyager of the Seas and Legend of the Seas as the cruise line is becoming a major force in the Asian cruise market. Not even Carnival will have that many vessel sailing from China. The bookings for all sailings will be open in August 2015. In fact Cruise Hive previously reported that Ovation of the Seas could sail from China thanks to a leaked document by the cruise lines travel agent. now this has been confirmed and cruisers in Asia will get to enjoy another Quantum class cruise ship.
Once Ovation of the Seas enters service the official maiden voyage will depart Southampton, UK on May 3rd 2016 on a 52-night adventure that will end in Tianjin, China. take a look at some details on those itineraries which are part of the 52-night voyage.
A seven-night England to Barcelona cruise, departing May 3, 2016 from Southampton
16-night Barcelona to Dubai cruise, via the Suez Canal, departing May 10
14-night India and Southeast Asia cruise, departing May 26 from Dubai to Singapore
Three-night Malaysia cruise, departing June 9 on a roundtrip sailing from Singapore
And 12-night Exotic Asia cruise, from Singapore to Tianjin.
“While China gets the newest Quantum Class, North America is getting the newest Oasis Class, Harmony of the Seas. There will be three Oasis-class ships sailing from two Florida ports starting in 2016, in addition to Anthem of the Seas from Cape Liberty, giving vacationers plenty of options for a truly memorable Royal Caribbean cruise.” added Bayley.
Ovation of the Seas is part of the Quantum class which are the most innovative and technically advanced vessels ever constructed. The ships are all built at the popular Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. ovation will be 168,666 gross tons and carry over 4,000 passengers.