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Royal Caribbean

New Zealand Holiday Cruise

12 NIGHTS
17 Dec 2017
Ovation of the Seas cruises

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Cruiseline
Royal Caribbean Cruises
Ship
Ovation of the Seas
Departs
Sydney
Returns
Sydney
Departure Date
17 Dec 2017
Duration
12 nights
Inside Oceanview Balcony Suite
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Royal's "12 Days of Christmas Sale"
Up to 30% off fares PLUS up to US$200 onboard cabin credit
Cruises ex Australia ports between 3 Jan – 23 Apr 2018
New bookings only - not combinable with other offers.
Aussie based ships: Explorer | Voyager | Radiance | Ovation

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DAY DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVAL DEPARTURE
1 Sun 17 Dec 2017 Sydney, Australia 06:30 PM
2 Mon 18 Dec 2017 At Sea
3 Tue 19 Dec 2017 At Sea
4 Wed 20 Dec 2017 Bay of Islands, New Zealand 09:30 AM 06:00 PM
5 Thu 21 Dec 2017 Auckland, New Zealand 09:45 AM 08:45 PM
6 Fri 22 Dec 2017 Rotorua (Tauranga), New Zealand 07:30 AM 06:00 PM
7 Sat 23 Dec 2017 At Sea
8 Sun 24 Dec 2017 At Sea
9 Mon 25 Dec 2017 Dunedin, New Zealand 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
10 Tue 26 Dec 2017 Dusky Sound, New Zealand 08:00 AM 09:00 AM
10 Tue 26 Dec 2017 Doubtful Sound, New Zealand 11:00 AM 12:00 PM
10 Tue 26 Dec 2017 Milford Sound, New Zealand 05:00 PM 06:00 PM
11 Wed 27 Dec 2017 At Sea
12 Thu 28 Dec 2017 At Sea
13 Fri 29 Dec 2017 Sydney, Australia 06:30 AM

Join the Ovation of the Seas for 12 unforgettable nights on this New Zealand Holiday Cruise to New Zealand. Your ship departs from Sydney, the cruise will take you to 8 ports in 2 countries before returning to Sydney. This 4 star cruise from Royal Caribbean Cruises has 1 forward departures. You can join this cruise today for as little as $0 per person/day, twin share. Don't miss out - reserve your cabin today!

Ovation of the Seas Overview

Royal Caribbean's newest ship Ovation of the Seas, appeared in April 2016. This is the third ship in the Quantum Class, at more than 167,800 tonnes, with 16 guest decks & almost 5,000 passengers. Ovation of the Seas is based in Tianjin (port for Beijing, China) and Sydney. Until March 2018 Ovation sails from Sydney to visit popular south pacific and New Zealand destinations. Itineraries include an eight-night South Pacific sailing on 18 February, a five-night Tasmanian cruise departing 8 March, two 10-night New Zealand cruises leaving 26 February and 13 March, plus a new three-night sampler departing 23 March. All sailings are roundtrips ex Sydney. Then until mid-October 2018 Ovation departs from Tianjin (near the port Tanggu, and two hours’ drive from Beijing), offering 3- to 8-night itineraries to Japan and Korea. By November 2018 Ovation is back in Sydney, sailing to New Zealand and South Pacific islands, She is the biggest & first-ever brand-new ship to sail from Australia. Consider the 14-night repositioning cruises between Sydney and Singapore, in March and October 2018.

Accommodation

The staterooms of Ovation are nine percent larger than Oasis Class ships in the company's fleet. Of the 2,090 staterooms, 1,570 are balcony staterooms, 147 are outside staterooms and 373 are “virtual balcony” staterooms (interior rooms with near floor-to-ceiling (1.3m) HD screen with real-time views of the ocean and destinations). Of the overall staterooms, 34 are wheelchair accessible with excellent facilities, 16 are family-connected, 16 are studio interior staterooms, and 12 are balcony studio staterooms. These staterooms are based on a new modular design, with a “more residential atmosphere”, and all the gadgetry you‘d wish for, including USB ports.

Food and Dining

Ovation’s new concept of Dynamic Dining eliminates set dining times or assigned seating, no main dining rooms and no formal night. There are 18 restaurants including the specialty venues, none with more than 500 diners. Complimentary options include: American Icon Grill, Pan-Asian food, formal dining at The Grande, The Café @ Two70 with gourmet casual dining, SeaPlex Dog House, Italian cuisine Sorrento, and Windjammers Marketplace for buffet and bakery.

Entertainment

A Broadway-style production is presented in the Main Theatre. In the two-story Music Hall enjoy live performances, DJs, theme party nights, two or three billiard tables, and more. “Two70”, seating 475, presents panoramic views of the ocean through glass walls three decks high. During daytime sit back and relax in the living-room space alongside the café. In the evening it transforms into a theatre with spectacular entertainment with live performers, aerialists, video and digital scenery during show times. The show is repeated over multiple nights. North Star (complimentary) carries13 guests, one wheel-chair passenger, and an operator. SeaPlex is the largest indoor active space at sea. Experience a circus school with flying trapeze, basketball, bumper cars, roller skating, and in the evenings it becomes a disco nightclub. Sky diving is complimentary for 3 years and older. Alternatively, just stroll around the Royal Promenade and shop duty-free, or for a quiet time retire to the Library/Card Room or Internet Café.

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What's onboard?

  • Atrium social centre
  • Staterooms, room service
  • Royal Promenade
  • Shops, Souvenirs
  • COMPLIMENTARY DINING
  • The Grande Restaurant (formal, dinner)
  • Silk (Asian, dinner)
  • Windjammer Marketplace
  • American Icon Grill
  • Café @ Two70
  • Dog House (lunch, dinner)
  • Chic (dinner)
  • Coastal Kitchen (suites)
  • Room service dining
  • Solarium Bistro Restaurant
  • Beverage packages
  • Anytime, or traditional set-time, dining options
  • COVER CHARGE DINING
  • Chef’s Table (14 guests)
  • Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine (dinner)
  • Chops Grille (dinner)
  • Izumi Japanese (lunch, dinner)
  • Jamie’s Italian (lunch, dinner)
  • Michael’s Genuine Pub (lunch, dinner)
  • CASUAL DINING
  • Café Promenade
  • Coca-Cola Freestyle
  • Sorrento’s pizza
  • Bars, clubs, lounges (22)
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • Broadway Production
  • Music hall
  • LED movies on pool deck
  • Comedy, jazz, karaoke
  • Nightclub
  • Casino
  • TECHNOLOGY
  • VOOM high-speed Internet (pay)
  • Royal iQ mobile device app cruise planner
  • WOWBands (alternate to SeaPass card)
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Swimming pools (4)
  • FlowRider surf simulators
  • Whirlpools (10)
  • North Star (41m viewing arm)
  • RipCord (sky-diving, 3yr +)
  • Seaplex (indoor skate, bumper cars, circus, etc.)
  • Solarium adults only/pool
  • Sun deck
  • Vitality Spa & Fitness
  • Basketball court
  • Billiards, pool tables
  • Jogging track
  • Sports courts
  • Rock-climbing walls
  • Mini-golf course
  • Games, contests, dancing
  • Library/Card room
  • Wedding packages, Chapel
  • UNDER 18
  • Youth Program, lounge
  • Adventure Ocean kids club
  • H2O Zone water park
  • DreamWorks for kids
  • Babies & Tots Nursery
  • OTHER
  • Laundry, drycleaning (pay)
  • Mobile phone reception
  • Elevators
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Medical centre


What's included?

  • Gratuities for Australia and NZ sailings
  • All main meals on-board
  • In-cabin breakfast at no charge
  • Coffee, tea, iced water, lemonade 24 hrs
  • Anytime or fixed sittings, & multi-venue dining
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Activities - organised & individual
  • Infant crèche, kids clubs & teen programs
  • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
  • Special needs requests & service animals allowed
  • Ship-shore-ship transfers


What's excluded?

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Alternate specialty dining venues
  • In-cabin dining menu USD 7.95 per order
  • Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks
  • Casino gaming, bar expenses
  • Certain entertainment, fitness classes
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry and/or valet charges
  • Wi-Fi, Internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Babysitting, individual or in groups (from 1 y)
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
  • Itineraries may change due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Cabins may change for operational reasons
  • GRATUITIES
  • If not Australia or NZ sailings, USD 12.95 (USD 15.95 suites)
  • Customary land tour gratuities are welcome
  • Service charge 18% automatically added to bar, mini-bar, spa & salon services.
  • REMINDERS
  • Check stateroom ‘responsible adult’ requirements when booking
  • Confirm with bank and ship ahead of cruise your credit/debit card intentions
  • Check dress code requirements ahead


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