In mid-April, Royal Caribbean finally cut the ribbon on one of its newest cruise ships, the Ovation of the Seas. To be sure, the moment was hotly anticipated by cruise fans everywhere, as Royal Caribbean had reportedly spend upwards of $1.5 billion on the ship’s construction. After taking an early ship at the Ovation of the Seas and what it has to offer, we can tell you one thing for certain: It was definitely money well spent.
Part of Royal Caribbean’s Quantum-class cruise ships, the Ovation of the Seas is one of the most technologically advanced and feature-rich cruise ships on the oceans today. You will, of course, find many of the awesome amenities that cruise fans have come to expect from Royal Caribbean, including surfing simulators, first-rate theaters featuring incredible performances, and even some of the most luxuriously appointed staterooms and suites. But, that’s just the top of the iceberg.
In the pictures that follow, you’ll see what makes the Ovation of the Seas one of the best cruise ships ever built and why Royal Caribbean absolutely got its billion-dollars worth in its construction. Let’s take a look!
1. Coming Soon…
One of the most anticipated cruise ships of 2016 has made its debut, Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas.
2. Massive Pool
The main pool up on deck is nothing short of massive, offering plenty of space for guests to stretch out and catch some sun.
3. Surf’s Up!
The pools aren’t the only places for water-related fun, as there’s also the 40-foot-long surf simulator called FlowRider.
4. Sky Diving
Ever wanted to experience what it’s like to go skydiving? Well, you can get a feel for the experience on the ship’s own ski-diving simulator.
5. More Fun
One of the coolest additions to this ship is something called the SeaPlex, which offers bumper cars and other cool activities.
6. Take a Jog
Those who want to keep up with their fitness regimen will find the decks to be the perfect place for a relaxing jog or a breathless run.
7. Adult Swim
When you need some relaxing time away from the kids, you’ll want to check out the beautiful and adults-only Solarium.
8. Insane Entertainment
There are a number of different entertainment options aboard the Ovation of the Seas including the immersive experience offered by Two70.
Virtually any kind of setting can be created within Two70 thanks to the technological powerhouse known as the Vistarama.
10. A Traditional Show
Of course, the ship also offers an absolutely massive theater, where Broadway-quality shows can be enjoyed nightly.
11. The North Star
If you’re in the mood to be bowled over by the beauty of nature, a trip out over the side of the boat in the North Star is in order.
12. Fine Dining
The Ovation of the Seas offers a number of attractive dining options, including Jamie’s Italian, which is run by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.
13. The Main Dining Room
Even a trip to the Main Dining Room, which you can see here, is sure to be a memorable experience.
14. Know When to Hold ‘Em
For a bit of gambling fun, you can enjoy an evening or afternoon in the ship’s absolutely massive onboard casino.
15. Relax Away
Like other Quantum-class ships in Royal Caribbean’s line, you’ll find that the spa aboard Ovation of the Seas is second to none.
When you want a delicious cocktail, be sure to pay a visit to the robot bartenders that you’ll find in the Bionic Bar.
17. Ultimate Accommodations
When you want to stay in absolute luxury when aboard the Ovation of the Seas, be sure to book one of the massive Loft Suites.
18. Regular Suite
The regular suites are plenty massive, though, and they offer incredible balconies for you and your travel companions to enjoy.
19. Virtual Balconies
You won’t feel completely cut off in an interior stateroom, as these accommodations now offer “virtual balconies”, which you can see right up above.
20. Almost Ready
Starting with itineraries out of China, the Ovation of the Seas is almost ready to make her debut… It’s going to be a big one!