Ovation of the Seas (due April 2016)
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Ovation of the Seas will be Royal Caribbean’s third Quantum-class ship after older sisters Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas. A fourth and fifth Quantum-class ship have been ordered but are both unnamed at present. Ovation of the Seas will have 16 decks, 16 elevators and with a length of 1,141 feet and a width of 136 feet. She’ll cruise at a leisurely 22 knots.
The ship is currently being built where her sisters were also built, at the Meyer Werft Shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. This unique shipyard builds ships completely inside before they float out. Final fitting is only completed after a river conveyance where the ship is floated astern (backwards) by tugs and out to sea! This is scheduled for late March/Early April 2016.
Ovation of the Seas will spend just three roundtrip cruises in a temporary homeport of Southampton before relocating to Asia and the Far East where she will perform multiple roundtrip cruises to Japan. By late 2016 she will head over to Australia and New Zealand for several months before heading back to Asia in early 2017.
Like her sisters, she will come equipped with the following Quantum-class features:
- Northstar – A 92m high observation ride in a glass pod above the ship for small groups.
- Bionic Bar – A bar staffed entirely by robots. You simply choose a pre-determined cocktail or make your own via a tablet menu and the robot mixes your drink for you. The bionic bar is a spectacle in itself, even with non-drinkers. Lots of people find the automation and swiftness mesmerising, with many taking photos and filming the robots creating the drinks. One bonus, they don’t need a tip!
- RipCord by iFLY – An indoor (but based outside) skydiving simulator.
- Virtual balconies – based on an idea that Disney used on their ships previously (a virtual porthole), Royal Caribbean expanded on this by having full floor to ceiling tv’s fitted against one wall of the stateroom, showing live footage day and night as if you had a balcony. A simple remote control allows you to “turn off” the outside if you wish!
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- Build progress photos from the Meyer Werft shipyard in 2015 [Added 5th Dec 2015]
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