During her local season, Ovation of the Seas will operate nine itineraries, five of which will visit New Zealand. Also in the mix are cruises to the South Pacific, Tasmania, a three-night sampler and a repositioning to Singapore.
Ovation of the Seas will be the newest, biggest and most technologically advanced ship to call Australia home when it arrives in the country. It has a long list of shiny new activities and spaces to debut in the Australian market, including the first skydiving simulator on a ship, Ripcord by ifly, and the North Star viewing observation capsule, which will raise guests more than 90m above the sea. Passengers can afford to be choosy, with 18 different dining venues on board, such as Jamie’s Italian, Wonderland imaginative cuisine and Michael’s Genuine Pub. Mixologists will be given a run for their money by the Bionic Bar, where two robotic arms will skillfully mix the perfect cocktail in minutes.
Ovation of the Seas will also bring the largest indoor play area at sea, Seaplex, to local waters. The sporting and entertainment venue boasts bumper cars, a circus school with flying trapeze, roller skating, a full size sports court and a floating DJ booth “to keep the energy and fun at an all-time high”. The entertainment doesn’t end there, with Two70, a panoramic, multimedia entertainment venue blending live performance and experiential cinema. The arena features six dancing Roboscreens and Vistarama, expansive floor-to-ceiling windows that are transformed into giant screens. The colossal vessel also lays claim to the fastest internet at sea, Voom.