One year until Ovation of the Seas arrives

This image may be photoshop, but it won’t be long til it happens for real.

It’s t-minus one year and counting until Royal Caribbean International’s Ovation of the Seas, the largest ship ever to be based in Australia, pulls into Fremantle for her inaugural season. Capable of carrying up to 5,000 guests, it will also be the first brand new cruise ship to sail in Australian waters.

The $1 billion Oasis Class ship will feature robot bartenders in the Bionic Bar, the North Star viewing platform, and Ripcord by iFly, along with SeaPlex, an indoor entertainment complex with bumper cars and a circus school.

For those who love their food, Ovation of the Seas will offer a choice of 18 restaurants, including Jamie Oliver’s Italian, Michael’s Genuine Pub, and the enchanting Wonderland, plus Chops Grille steakhouse and Izumi Japanese.

Ovation of the Seas will be the fifth ship in the Royal Caribbean fleet for 2016/17 Australian cruise season, joining Voyager of the Seas, Explorer of the Seas and Radiance of the Seas in Sydney and Legend of the Seas in Brisbane.

Ovation of the Seas will kick off her inaugural season on December 6 2016.

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Chris Ashton

We're Chris Ashton and Simon Ceglinski, two Aussie travellers with a love of exploration and adventure, and the odd bit of luxury thrown in. We seek out street art, street food, and scuba diving wherever we go, and prefer the road less travelled over well-worn tourist paths.

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Written by Chris Ashton