Ovation of the Seas Heading Down Under


Royal Caribbean International is heading “Down Under” in 2016-17 when its new Ovation of the Seas home ports in Sydney, Australia for the winter season.

Currently under construction in Germany, Ovation of the Seas will not only claim the title of the largest cruise ship to ever call Australia home, but also the most technologically advanced in the region.

“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.”

Ovation of the Seas will be the fifth ship in the Royal Caribbean Australian fleet for winter 2016-17, joining four other Royal Caribbean ships – Voyager of the Seas, Explorer of the Seas and Radiance of the Seas in Sydney and Legend of the Seas in Brisbane – offering an expansive range of the newest, most modern and exciting style of cruising Australians have ever experienced.

Additional details for the Royal Caribbean’s winter 2016-17 season will be revealed at the end of April.

When Ovation of the Seas arrives, Australians will be able to experience the first Ripcord by iFLY at sea Down Under, as well as North Star, the ship’s aerial observatory offering 360 degree views more than 90 metres above the sea.

Ovation of the Seas also features cuisine as vast and varied as the world itself. These dining destinations range from fun to formal settings, including partnerships with world renowned chefs, such as “Jamie’s Italian” from Jamie Oliver at sea.