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Ovation of the Seas

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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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Ship Stats and Features

Year Entered Service 17/04/2016
Tonnage 167800
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins 34
Number Of Decks 16
Number Of Elevators 16
Number Of Pools 3
Number Of Restaurants 8
Maximum Capacity 4650
Crew 1300
Refurbished 2019

Ship Facilities

Dining

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:

  • Main Dining Room- for a range of international dishes, and some first-rate service
  • Wonderland - try some truly innovative meals at this fun and quirky restaurant
  • Sorrento's - for uncomplicated, freshly prepared Italian pizza
  • Solarium Bistro - food here has influences from Greece, Turkey, and the Middle East. Alternatively, you can also try an authentic Chinese hot pot here
  • Izumi - for fresh and exciting Japanese food including sushi and sashimi
  • Chop's Grille - this American steakhouse serves delicious cuts of beef as well as various fish dishes
  • Jamie's Italian - lovers of pasta and other flavourful Italian food will want to dine here at least once
  • Chef's Table - let the experts take you on a phenomenal culinary journey complete with perfect wine pairings
  • Windjammer Marketplace - this casual venue offers a wide array of international cuisine that guests can help themselves to
  • Coastal Kitchen - for Grande Suite and Pinnacle Club guests, this exclusive restaurant offers a truly luxurious experience
  • Fish and Ships - British comfort food and ice-cold pints

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.

Entertainment

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:

  • Lively piano music at Schooner Bar
  • Fine wines and a sophisticated setting at Vintages
  • Live merengue and tasty cocktails at Latine-themed Boleros
  • Al fresco drinks and fantastic views at the Sunshine Bar
  • Drinks made by robotic bartenders at the Bionic Bar
  • A British-themed night out at the English Pub

Things to do

Recreation

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.

Family

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:

  • Aquanauts for 3-5 year olds
  • Explorers for 6-8 year olds
  • Voyagers for 9-11 year olds

Spa and fitness

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.

Useful Information

Environmentally conscious cruising

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.


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