Royal Caribbean welcomes Ovation to fleet

Royal Caribbean welcomes Ovation to fleet

Royal Caribbean officially welcomed Ovation of the Seas to its family as it took delivery of the vessel at a ceremony held on Friday in Bremerhaven, Germany.

Chairman and chief executive Richard D. Fain received the new ship, the cruise operator’s 24th, from Meyer Werft Yard’s Managing Partner Bernard Meyer at the official handover ceremony.

Ovation of the Seas will be the newest and biggest ship to sail in Australia when she arrives in December. She is the third Quantum-class ship built at Meyer Werft after sister ships, Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas.

President and chief executive Royal Caribbean International Michael Bayley welcomed the new ship to the expanding fleet.

“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 Asia Pacific market – a market we continue to demonstrate our commitment to expanding,” he said.

“Quantum Class has redefined the status quo, and we are excited for our guests in China and Australia to enjoy their extraordinary holidays onboard this stunner.”

Ovation of the Seas will now sail to Southampton, UK, where the ship will offer a series of short getaways before she sets sail on her 52-night “Global Odyssey” to arrive in Beijing (Tianjin) for her inaugural China season commencing from 24 June 2016. On 30 November 2016, she will set sail on a 15-night Singapore to Sydney voyage via Fremantle, Adelaide and Hobart repositioning to her new Sydney home for her maiden Australian season.

Royal recently announced the extension of the US$1 billion Ovation of the Seas’ maiden Australia season by a month with the addition of four new sailings. The brand also confirmed that Ovation of the Seas will return for a second season in summer 2017/18 due to the extraordinary demand for the ship from Australians.  Together these new programs will add almost 60,000 new beds to the local cruise market.

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