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Ovation of the Seas Review

Written By:
Ian Warren
April 14, 2016

Ovation of the Seas, the newest ship in the Royal Caribbean International fleet, and the third in the Quantum Class, arrived in Southampton in April 2016. She would be visited by the press and the trade, before offering a few short departures to enable UK residents to experience just what she has to offer. Then on 3rd May 2016 she departs for China, on a 52 night voyage (also available in shorter sectors), arriving in Tianjin on 24th June. Some 70 miles from Beijing, Tianjin will be her home port, from where she will operate a range of 3 – 7 night itineraries. Ports of call will include Busan (South Korea), Nagasaki, Fukuoka and Seoul (Incheon).In late October she moves to Singapore for a while, before moving on to Sydney, Australia.

Ovation of the Seas
Ovation of the Seas
Ovation of the Seas

I was lucky enough to spend an afternoon and night onboard in Southampton, so that I could take a look around. With a ship of this size though, it is impossible to review everything in such a short space of time. However, she is virtually identical to the Anthem of the Seas, which I visited last year for a 2 night cruise, so l concentrated on the highlights, and any changes or new developments since I visited her in April 2015. I have included links through to my review and videos of Anthem of the Seas, for additional information.

Take a look at the information below, then to book your cruise, or for further information on the Ovation of the Seas (or any other ship in the Royal Caribbean fleet) call GoCruise with Ian on 01455821770 or 08002922850.

I made the above video on Ovation of the Seas, and you can click on the following link to see my photos of Ovation of the Seas, on Facebook. Click on the following link to see my 3 videos of Anthem of the Seas, 1 general video of the ship, 1 showing the different dining venues and 1 showing the different accommodation categories.

At around 168,000 gross tons, the Quantum Class ships are the second largest cruise ships in the world, after the Oasis Class ships which are also operated by Royal Caribbean International. Ovation of the Seas carries 4,180 guests with two in each cabin, but can carry up to 4,905 with all beds occupied. There are around 1,500 members of crew to look after all the passengers, and the safety of the ship.

Ovation of the Seas Kung Fu Panda Noodles
Ovation of the Seas Kung Fu Panda Noodles
Ovation of the Seas Kung Fu Panda Noodles

The main differences between Ovation of the Seas and her predecessor Anthem of the Seas are as follows: –


Ovation of the Seas
Ovation of the Seas
Ovation of the Seas

General Information

The following gives a brief outline of what is available onboard, but there is far more information in my review of Anthem of the Seas, so why not take a look.


Ovation of the Seas - Adventure Ocean
Ovation of the Seas - Adventure Ocean
Ovation of the Seas - Adventure Ocean

Summary

While much of the ship is the same as her older sister, Anthem of the Seas, there are some small changes as detailed above. Being based in the China, there are other things which will be noticed by British and American passengers. These include onboard announcements being in Mandarin and English, and more Chinese dishes available, especially in the Windjammer. However, these differences shouldn’t detract from the enjoyment for anyone who likes cruising Royal Caribbean, and wants to visit ports in the Far East.

Click on the following link if you would like to see my detailed review and videos of Anthem of the Seas.

To book your next cruise, or to get more information on Royal Caribbean, call GoCruise with Ian on 01455821770 or 08002922850.

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