APRIL 10, 2016 — Shipbuilder Meyer Werft formally handed over the 168,660-gt Ovation of the Seas to Royal Caribbean Cruises at a ceremony held in Bremen, Germany, on September 8.
The third cruise ship of the Quantum class sets new standards in terms of eco-friendliness. It features highly energy-efficient systems, optimized 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.
The ship can accommodate 4,180 guests in 2,090 cabins, and are taken care of by a crew of approx. 1,550.
The ship departed from Bremerhaven April 9 for Southampton, U.K., to offer a series of short getaways before she sets sail on her 52-night "Global Odyssey" culminating in the arrival to her homeport in Tianjin, China. She will begin her first homeport sailing season in China from Tianjin in June 2016.
Ovation, together with Quantum of the Seas, Mariner of the Seas, Voyager of the Seas and Legend of the Seas, will make up the largest fleet of any cruise line sailing in China.
"It's wonderful to welcome Ovation of the Seas to the Royal Caribbean family of ships," said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. "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 China market – a market we continue to demonstrate our commitment to expanding. Quantum Class has redefined the status quo, and we are excited for our guests in China and Australia to enjoy their extraordinary vacations onboard this stunner."
Ovation and her sister ships, Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas, feature first-at-sea amenities including the North Star, an observation capsule that gently rises more than 300 feet in the air to treat guests to breathtaking panoramic views; thrilling skydiving and surfing experiences; Two70, a daily social space which transforms into a multifunctional entertainment place in the evening; and SeaPlex, the largest indoor activity space at sea, which includes basketball, roller-skating, bumper cars, and more.Each ship offers 18 restaurants onboard.
Ovation of the Seas
Length overall 347.75 m
Molded breadth 41.4 m
Number of decks 18
Draft 8.50 mEngines Wärtsilä 2 x12V 2 x 16V total output 67,200 kW
Propulsion power 41,000 kW
Speed 22 knots
Number of passengers 4,180
Number of passenger cabins 2,090
Number of outside cabins (including suites 1,717
Number of inside cabins 373
Crew approx. 1,550
Number of theater seats 1,281
Number of restaurants 18
Number of bars/lounges 12
Total weight of applied paint approx. 300 t
Total length of laid cables 2,200 km
Total length of laid pipes 400 km