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Six months til Ovation arrives Down Under

The countdown is on. In just six months time, Royal Caribbean’s new Ovation of the Seas will arrive in Sydney to begin her maiden Australian season.

Carrying almost 6,500 passengers and crew, Ovation will be the largest and most technologically advanced ship to sail in Australian waters.

Photo: Royal Caribbean International
Photo: Royal Caribbean International

The US$1 billion dollar cruise ship is expected to inject almost $30 million into the Australian economy, representing the single biggest investment in the local cruising market that any line has ever made.

Adam Armstrong, Managing Director for Royal Caribbean Australia and New Zealand, says Ovation is more than just a ship, it’s a new way to holiday.

Photo: Royal Caribbean International
Photo: Royal Caribbean International

“With the arrival of Ovation of the Seas, we usher in a revolutionary new era of travel. She is beyond anything ever imagined in our region before. She is in her own category – she is supercruising”, Armstrong says.

“With 6,400 guests and crew on board – more than the population of a small town – she feels modern and spacious”, he added.

Photo: Royal Caribbean International
Photo: Royal Caribbean International

“We’ve created incredible entertainment spaces onboard that change from day to night, including SeaPlex, the largest indoor sports and entertainment complex at sea with bumper cars, a circus school and more; Two70, an immersive, multimedia entertainment venue with dancing Roboscreens; and the fun Bionic Bar, where robots stir and shake your drinks.”

“There are 18 dining venues onboard including Jamie’s Italian, Michael’s Genuine Pub, the enchanting Wonderland and Royal Caribbean favourites like Chops Grille steakhouse and Izumi Japanese.”

Check out some of the crazy stats for Ovation:

Photo: Royal Caribbean International
Photo: Royal Caribbean International

Regardless of whether you’re on the maiden voyage or not, it’s bound to be a pretty incredible sight when the $1 billion ship glides her way in to Sydney Harbour on December 15 after a re-positioning cruise from Singapore.

Visit www.ovationoftheseas.com.au for more info.

 

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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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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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.