Ovation of the Seas Joins Royal Caribbean Fleet


There’s a new member of the Royal Caribbean family as the global cruise line officially took delivery of its 24th ship, Ovation of the Seas, in a ceremony held Friday (April 8) in Bremerhaven, Germany.

Royal Caribbean’s chairman and CEO Richard D. Fain received the new ship from Meyer Werft Yard’s managing partner Bernard Meyer at an official handover ceremony. Ovation of the Seas is the third Quantum-class ship built at Meyer Werft, together with sister ships, Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas.

“It’s wonderful to welcome Ovation of the Seas to the Royal Caribbean family of ships,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “We have once again introduced yet another one of the most technologically advanced cruise ships and the very first that has been built for the China market – a market we continue to demonstrate our commitment to expanding.”

Ovation of the Seas sailed to Southampton, U.K., where it is offering a series of short getaways before setting sail on a 52-night “Global Odyssey” culminating in the arrival to its homeport in Tianjin, China.

Features of the Quantum class of ships include the North Star, an observation capsule that rises more than 300 feet in the air, skydiving and surfing experiences; Two70, a daily social space which 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.