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Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas Returns To Aussie Waters

Posted December 1st, 2017

Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas is returning to Aussie waters next week, due to dock into Sydney at 6.30am on Thursday 7 December.

The newest, biggest and most advanced cruise ship to sail Australian waters, her return marks the megaliner’s second season and the 10th season for Royal Caribbean cruising Down Under.

She will also celebrate her second birthday here in April 2018.

She will arrive with 4800 guests onboard hailing from more than 30 different countries, before departing on a 10-night sailing bound for the beautiful landscapes and cities of New Zealand.

Ovation of the Seas boasts many impressive numbers: she weighs in at 168,666 tonnes; flaunts 18 decks; is 348 metres long; has capacity for 5,000 guests; and carries 1,500 crew on board. She ties in fourth place as one of the world’s largest cruise ships and is the largest to ever sail in Aussie waters.

This year’s cruise season also significantly longer for Ovation in the Seas in our waters, allowing even more Aussies to experience the huge range of incredible facilities and experiences on board.

Find out more about the extended 2018-2018 programme.

She will join four locally-based Royal Caribbean cruise ships in Australia – sailing alongside sister ships Voyager of the Seas, Explorer of the Seas and Radiance of the Seas.

Best Experiences on Ovation of the Seas

This truly incredible cruise ship flaunts many must-do experiences that also make for a very unique cruise holiday. Here are just a handful of our favourites.

Be wowed by the views in North Star

Step inside the jewel-shaped capsule that is North Star for a sky-high experience unlike anything else on board a cruise ship. Be lifted up high above the decks – over 300 feet above sea level – and revel in spectacular panoramas over the ship, your exciting destinations and out to the watery horizon.

Let a robot pour your drink

Robotic bartenders? That’s right. At Bionic Bar you can sit back and relax as two robotic bartenders mix, muddle and stir up everything from classic Manhattans to custom drinks made just the way you like it. Just order by app on the nearby tablets, sit back and watch.

Dine with Jamie Oliver

There are 18 different dining concepts on board, but there’s no resisting a celebrity chef culinary experience like the one with Jamie Oliver on Ovation of the Seas. At Jamie’s Italian, his love of Italian cooking and his hearty, family-style approach shines through in rustic dishes that’ll leave you craving for more.

Go skydiving

The thrill and excitement of skydiving comes to life for real – just slightly altered – on board with Ripcord by iFLY. In an Australian first, cruisers can step into a skydiving simulator at sea and feel firsthand what’s like to fly.

Try to surf

You don’t have to step off the boat to try your hand at surfing. Save your time at port for exploring and do it on board at Flowrider instead! The 40-foot-long surf simulator is perfect for first-timers and pros alike – no reservation required. Still not convinced? The stadium seating around Flowrider means you can have just as much fun watching.

Find out more about what to do in 24 hours on Ovation of the Seas.

For the latest deals on cruising, call 1300 769 228 or visit us in store today. 


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Tijana Jaksic

From the big city sights of New York City to the beautiful mountains of Slovakia, Tijana’s list never seems to get ticked off as quickly as it grows longer and longer. Her favourite thing about travel? Discovering new cultures, being wowed by incredible landscapes and realising that the world really is a crazy, massive, beautiful place. She also loves trying to fit in with the locals and seeing what surprises turn up along the way. 

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