Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas is the third phenomenal cruise ship in the game-changing Quantum Class, boasting the same standards of innovation, high technology and state-of-the-art features as the rest of the fleet. Wherever you choose to sail onboard, the fantastic destinations and exciting shore excursions will be coupled with amazing dining, entertainment and activities for all the family. All that's left to do is get ready for a holiday to remember!
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From gourmet, multi-course meals to quick bites to grab on the go, and everything in between, there are so many dining venues available on Ovation of the Seas, each one offering excellent service and high-quality cuisine. Find sophisticated and experiential venues, relaxed informal eateries and speciality restaurants from renowned celebrity chefs including Jamie Oliver’s Jamie’s Italian at Sea. Dining options include:
As well as all these fabulous eateries, Ovation of the Seas also has a number of great cafes and grab-and-go spots. Head to the food cart at the Seaplex - known as the Dog House - for a tasty hotdog or another fast-food treat, or enjoy a deliciously decadent pastry and specialty coffee at La Patisserie. Cafe Promenade and The Cafe @ Two70 also have a menu of snacks and coffees to give you that mid-afternoon pick me up.
Whether you're looking for breathtaking live performances or a quiet night unwinding in one of the ship's bars, Ovation of the Seas offers the perfect evening each night of your cruise.
The brilliant Two70 venue doubles up as a social hub with panoramic sea views during the day, before transforming into a breathtaking entertainment venue in the evenings. The windows here become screens for a series of projections designed to enhance shows, which could be anything from live music to some spectacular displays of acrobatics. In addition to this venue, the Royal Theatre wows with spectacular live shows which rival those seen on Broadway and in the West End.
As well as live shows there are onboard movie screenings by the pool, so you can enjoy your favourite films under the sun or stars. Alternatively, grown-ups can spend a glamorous evening in the casino.
Those looking for an evening of drinks, good conversation, and perhaps a little live music for that added sprinkle of atmosphere, will be pleased with the array of choice there is when it comes to bars and lounges onboard Ovation of the Seas:
Days onboard Ovation of the Seas can be as laid back or as fast-paced as you choose. Find all kinds of fun things to do at Sea-Plex, perfect for guests of all ages. Here you can choose from roller skating (and roller discos in the evening!), bumper cars, and even a circus school where you can learn tricks like the trapeze. Other exhilarating activities include the RipCord by iFly skydiving simulator, Royal Caribbean's popular surf simulator - Flowrider - a rock-climbing wall.
Meanwhile, the swimming pools are always a popular spot, and with their inviting water, comfortable seating and nearby bars, it's easy to see why. There's even Splashaway Bay, a fun-packed aqua park for the younger guests, complete with slides, water cannons and much more.
Guests should also be sure to take a ride on the North Star viewing platform. This glass-walled sphere elevates to around 300 feet above the ocean, offering its passengers unrivalled views of the ship and seas below.
Inside Ovation of the Seas the art gallery oozes sophisticated calm, and the shopping facilities have everything you need during your time at sea.
Royal Caribbean is known for offering family-friendly cruises, and Ovation of the Seas is no different. For those travelling with kids, Adventure Ocean is on hand with age-appropriate clubs for those aged 3-11:
It’s easy to keep active during your cruise on Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas thanks to the state-of-the-art fitness centre kitted out by Technogym. Workout alongside breathtaking ocean views as you make the most of the modern equipment, ranging from exercise machines to free weights.
Meanwhile, those who prefer to relax during their holidays will love the Vitality Spa. Offering massages, manicures, and body wraps to name just a few treatments, plus a beauty salon to help you get ready for special occasions onboard, you're sure to leave feeling refreshed.
Ovation of the Seas features highly energy-efficient systems, optimised hydrodynamics, heat recovery, an effective underwater paint coating, a state-of-the-art exhaust gas treatment plant (hybrid scrubber), as well as energy-saving, LED lighting systems. These design considerations highlight Royal Caribbean's commitment to reducing their carbon footprint.
We really enjoyed our cruise. All staff really friendly and helpful. The only disappointment was that they didn’t unforced the dress code. Too many people turning up on the restaurant in shorts and tracksuit bottoms.
Enjoyed our cruise sailing from Sydney around New Zealand. Staff looked after us very well & we enjoyed the beautiful ship. Two seventy was our favourite space both day & night. North Star was a treat in Sydney & Auckland harbour then out at sea Dolphin spotting. Food & entertainment both excellent will definitely be trying for another cruise next year.
Ship is lovely, but I prefer the oasis of the seas. Our crossing was choppy at times and our room was very noisy with with the movement..( level 3-backwards). Silly queues for tendering disembarking tickets. Fantastic staff and service. Food became very samey.
We had never booked with Iglu cruise & would certainly use them again. We had 3 days in Beijing, transfers booked, excursions, hotels & transfer to Tianjin cruise port. All ran like clockwork, thank you. The embarkation was horrendous & certainly RC need to get off the ship & help sort it out, i’d read it was awful before we went so RC must know. 3 hours of queuing with now where to sit, nothing to drink, makes for stressed holiday makers. We really enjoyed the ship, liked the food, thought the speciality restaurant Wonderland was style over substance & expensive. By the time the waiter had gone on about the food it was cold, don’t waste your hard earned cash. Drinks very expensive. I had a soda package & there wasn’t any diet drinks in any of them for the whole of the cruise. You could get them in the bars however. We enjoyed most stops apart from Okinawa, Japan, which is an island & really no reason to stop there. Staff wonderful as usual, & lovely cabin, as expected on new ship. Be warned though if looking at this cruise, lots of queuing, immigration paperwork etc need to be fit & active. We really enjoyed our cruise, but RC there was a lot of grumbles about queuing etc & need for more organisation, these really need to be ironed out, you have too much competition We heard a lot of people say never again with RC. We would however if the itinerary suited.