Ovation of the Seas which will be the third ship in the Quantum class is to sail from Australia during the 2016/17 winter season.
The cruise ship which will be operated by Royal Caribbean after its constructed will homeport in Sydney, Australia and will be the largest and most advanced cruise ship ever to sail from Australia. The ship will also be the most technologically advanced in the region helped with innovative features like robotic bartenders, Two70 and the North Star.
“Royal Caribbean has been breaking the boundaries in Australian cruising since we arrived in 2007 but today, we have completely changed the face of the cruise industry, making the single largest investment in Australia by any cruise line,” said Gavin Smith, regional vice president, Royal Caribbean, Asia Pacific. “Ovation of the Seas will completely redefine the idea of cruising in Australia, taking the industry to the next level by offering a host of incredible never-before-seen features and technologies. This demonstrates our belief in, and long term commitment to, the Australian cruising market.”
One of the most popular venues that will be onboard Ovation of the Seas and already on Quantum of the Seas is the much-loved “Jamie’s Italian” from Jamie Oliver at sea. It’s a fairly new partnership with the celebrity chef and Royal Caribbean and now Australians can enjoy it too.
Jamie Oliver said, “I’m super-excited that Ovation of the Seas will be sailing out of Australia, and with a Jamie’s Italian on board! This will be our third restaurant with Royal Caribbean, and it’s been a real honor to work with their team. The response we’ve had to Quantum of the Seas – our first restaurant at sea – has been brilliant, so it just makes me even more excited for this one to open.”
Royal Caribbean will reveal more about the Australian itineraries later in April. Ovation of the Seas is currently being constructed at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany and the ship will be 168,666 gross tons carrying over 4,000 passengers.