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Ovation of the Seas
First launched
2016
First launched
Passengers
4180
Passengers
Ports Visited
44
Ports visited
Cruises from $78 per day
$78
From Price per day

Ovation of the Seas Cruises

4.1
(from 374 verified customers)

Ovation of the Seas is all about innovation and excitement! The third of five Quantum Class ships, this ship boasts many cruise ships firsts - she’s truly a destination in herself. Guests can take adventure to new heights on the rock climbing wall, experience the thrill of skydiving on the RipCord by iFly, or carve it up on the FlowRider surf simulator. After all of that you can ascend over 91 metres above sea level in the North Star. All of this can be done while soaking up the breathtaking views on the many fantastic ports that are to be visited. Onboard you can treat your tastebuds to a whirlwind tour around the world with Italian at Jamie’s Italian, American Steakhouse classics at Chops Grille and the many over the top creations that bring dreams to reality at Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine.

Taking to the seas in April 2016, the Ovation of the Seas is one of the newest ships in the Royal Caribbean fleet. The Ovation of the Seas is a Quantum Class ship with a gross tonnage of 168,666 and can accommodate over 4,000 guests over its 16 passenger decks. Her sister ships are Quantum of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas, Spectrum of the Seas and the yet to be launched Odyssey of the Seas. The Ovation of the Seas offers a wide selection of adventure, cruise activities and dining experiences for all ages!

With all the fun-filled activities and facilities aboard, the ship is a magnet for families. Fun-loving couples, singles and groups of all ages will make up the rest of your fellow passenger mix. Royal Caribbean keeps a relaxed air aboard, which is reflected in the dress code - day time is casual, whilst evening is usually smart casual. For those that love to dress up, you can still frock up in the evenings should you wish to but there are no designated dress-up nights.

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Ship Specification

Maiden voyage: 2016
Number of decks: 16
Tonnage: 168666
Cabins: 90
Passengers: 4180
Number of crew: 1300
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Take a trip to the Bionic Bar, watch a robot make your drink!
Sally Berry
Sally Berry - Senior Consultant | CLIA Master
Last sailed Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - Sailed on Ovation of the Seas 2 times

Onboard Experience

  • Dining

    Dining on the Ovation of the Seas

    Onboard the Ovation of the Seas there are plenty of dining options to suit all tastes. Included in your cruise fare are the Main Dining Room and Windjammer buffet, which are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Dog House serves up craft hotdogs for lunch and dinner, whilst Sorrento’s Pizza offers more lunch and dinner options. For 24-hour eats, Café Promenade offers coffee and a variety of desserts.

    There are a number of speciality dining options available for an additional cost including Chef’s Table, a formal and elevated dining experience with paired wines open for dinner. Izumi serves up Asian-inspired dining at lunch and dinner. For awe-inspiring cuisine that serves up a visual feast too, visit Wonderland at dinner time. Jamie’s Italian, Chops Grille, Fish & Ships and La Patisserie round out the array of paid options aboard. Dinner reservations are always recommended to avoid missing out on any of the dining opportunities. Room service is also available for the mornings and evenings when you don’t feel like venturing out - the menu is a la carte.

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  • Bars

    Bar on the Ovation of the Seas

    There are so many options to choose from - no matter your taste or mood, there’s a bar aboard for you. For something space-age, head to the Bionic Bar, an innovation of the Quantum Class ships. Two robotic bartenders serve up endless cocktail combinations, from the classics to something custom, designed by you. Head to the Schooner Bar for live music and cocktails in a warm, nautical inspired space.

    If you’re looking for lively Latin tunes, head to Boleros where the six piece band is playing salsa, samba and merengue live while you sip on your favourite cocktails. Wine lovers will be drawn to Vintages, where you can sample top wines from around the world including some exclusive bottles you won’t find anywhere else. Way up high, after a ride on the Northern Star, enjoy an impressive cocktail from the bar - just as enjoyable as the views! For more of a traditional feel, head to the English Pub - channelling London vibes and serving a wide range of beers, there’s a lager or ale for you. For something a little healthier, head to the Sunshine Bar, where they can squeeze fresh juices and shake up smoothies as well as creative cocktails.

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  • Entertainment

    Entertainment on the Ovation of the Seas

    The Main Theatre plays host to nightly musicals and spectaculars - all originals and adapted especially for the onboard theatre. Expect breathtaking acrobatics, high energy live music and roof raising singing. You’ll also find nightly musical performances which are a great way to start the evening. From cover bands and acoustic to Latin and live jazz, you will be able to enjoy a different live concert every night.

    Be sure to check out Two70. With cutting edge technology the 270 degrees of windows that are two stories high above you can be transformed right before your eyes! Check your daily cruise planner for which shows are on each day. Also, before you board, be sure to check your online cruise personaliser for any theme nights scheduled throughout your voyage so you can join the fun and pack your mask or toga! If you’re feeling lucky, hit the Casino Royale - it’s a slice of Vegas onboard. If dancing the night away is more your mood, head for the dedicated night club.

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  • Activities

    Activities on the Ovation of the Seas

    Expect non-stop fun and activities, should you seek it aboard Ovation of Seas. Carve it up on the FlowRider, a 12m long surf simulator. For more soaking wet fun, head to Splashaway Bay, the water adventure park with waterslides, cannons, fountains, pools, whirlpools and a drench bucket! For more excitement, try Ripcord by iFly.

    Feel the freedom of freefall with this skydiving simulator, without even having to leave the ship. For more high-flying thrills, head up to the North Star observation capsule. Soar 100m above sea level and enjoy unrivalled 360-degree views across the ocean, ship and of your destinations. For some family fun, head for the dodgem cars at SeaPlex and zoom, bump and bounce all over the track. The dodgems aboard the Quantum Class ships are the only ones you’ll find at sea! For something a little more low key, why not catch a new release movie under the stars by the pool, at the Dive In Movies. Or if you’re looking to relax away from the kids, head to the Solarium - it’s an over 16’s haven at the front of the ship. Explore these and much more aboard.

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  • Health & Fitness

    Fitness on the Ovation of the Seas

    Emerge renewed and relaxed from a pampering session at the Vitality Spa. Services include massages, wraps, facials, acupuncture, tooth whitening and a salon with hair and nail services (for a charge). You can book these by visiting the spa’s reception or calling through from your cabin. Keep an eye out for specials in your daily cruise planner.

    If you’re looking to keep up your fitness routine, or kick one off, the Vitality Fitness Centre is for you. There's an array of some of the most popular fitness classes available to guests throughout the day such as yoga, Pilates, spin class and many more to choose from!

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  • Kids

    Kids activities on the Ovation of the Seas

    Children are well catered to aboard Ovation of the Seas. Beyond the abundance of fun-filled activities and facilities, dedicated kids clubs (Adventure Ocean) keep the young ones entertained and help parents relax, knowing their children are well looked after. For 3-5 year olds, the Aquanauts group offers science experiments and other ocean adventures. For 6-8 year olds, arts and craft, performances, dance parties and science experiments are all part of the Explorers group.

    The Voyagers group at Adventure Ocean offers endless options for 9-12 year olds. From sports tournaments, talent shows and video game showdowns there is something for every child. Teens are also thoroughly entertained, with the freedom to join in on the pre-planned events throughout the day, or they can just hang out in the teen-only spaces with dedicated staff who keep the good times rolling! Plus every evening, there’s a dance party at the Teen Disco. All staff are professionally trained and love working with kids. If you’re looking to enjoy a dinner out without the kids, the Late-night Party Zone is available, with an hourly rate applying after 10pm. For the real littlies, aged 6-18 months the Royal Babies and Royal Tots (ages 18 -36 months) are catered to as well, with age-appropriate activities hosted by trained youth staff. A parent or carer must be present for the activity session.

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  • Inclusions

    • Activities - organised & individual
    • All main meals on-board
    • Anytime or fixed sittings, & multi-venue dining
    • Bridge director on select cruises
    • Coffee, tea, iced water, lemonade 24 hrs
    • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
    • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
    • In-cabin dining at no charge
    • Infant crèche, kids clubs & teen programs
    • Ship-shore-ship transfers
    • Special needs requests & service animals allowed
    • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
    • Dodgem Cars
    • FlowRider®
    • North star
    • RipCord by iFLY®
  • Health and Safety

    The health and wellbeing of passengers and crew is of the utmost importance for Royal Caribbean Cruises and for us at Clean Cruising. Health and safety policies are constantly under review and being enhanced to reflect the latest advice from health authorities and leading-edge innovations.

    Initiatives including universal health screening and COVID-19 testing pre-embarkation, hospital grade-air filtration systems, increased sanitation measures, extended ship to shore safety, social distancing practices aboard, additional medical staff and facilities, daily temperature checks and contingency planning in case of suspected cases. For further information, visit our Travel Advisory page

Customer cruise ship ratings

Ovation of the Seas has an average of 4.1 Stars based on 374 Guest Reviews

  • Overall
    4.1
  • Cabin
    4.6
  • Dining
    4.2
  • Entertainment
    4
  • Service
    4.4

Destination & Ports

Visited Ports

Highlights

  • Take adventure to new heights on the rock climbing wall, then experience the thrill of a free fall on RipCord by iFLY. Or catch a wave on the FlowRider surf simulator before ascending over 300 feet above sea level in North Star — all while soaking up breathtaking views of Alaska’s unspoiled landscape.

  • Treat your taste buds to a whirlwind tour around the world with family-style Italian dishes at Jamie’s Italian by Jamie Oliver, American steakhouse classics with contemporary flair at Chops Grille, and over-the-top culinary creations that blur the line between dreams and reality at Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine.

  • Whether you’re suiting up for an aerial adventure on the only skydiving simulator at sea or sipping expertly crafted cocktails with a splash of cutting-edge tech, you’re in for a full-on cruise vacation reboot that takes you from day to night.

Cabins

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. Interior View Studios are for single occupancy with no single supplement, yet come with full size bed and bathroom, can sleep up to two, and on your flat-screen TV view real-time outside views - interesting and novel. Ocean View Staterooms come with two twin beds and panoramic window. There are 14 suite categories, all with balconies, that include Spa (with hot tub), Loft (two decks overlooking the aft of the ship), and Owner’s, and come variously with large entertainment areas, fabulous views, two bathrooms and dining areas. Choose your level of luxury for your family size. In all categories of staterooms there are some cabins that are inter-connecting to accommodate families. Smoking is not permitted inside any stateroom and any stateroom balcony. Cigarette, cigar, e-cigarette and pipe smoking is permitted in designated outdoor areas.)

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  • Inside

    Inside on the Ovation of the Seas Inside on the Ovation of the Seas

    Cabin Types

    VC, IC, 4U, 3U, 2U, 1U, 2W, CI, ZI, Z

    Average Cabin Size – 12.4 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Staterooms designated for booking together, to ensure best availability and convenience for families and other groups of guests. Note: Interior Connected Staterooms may be available to book separately.

  • Oceanview

    Oceanview on the Ovation of the Seas Oceanview on the Ovation of the Seas

    Cabin Types

    OC, 4M, 3M, 2M, 1M, 2N, 1N, YO, Y

    Average Cabin Size – 16.6 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Staterooms designated for booking together, to ensure best availability and convenience for families and other groups of guests. Note: Ocean View Connected Staterooms may be available to book separately.

  • Balcony

    Balcony on the Ovation of the Seas Balcony on the Ovation of the Seas

    Cabin Types

    BC, CB, SB, S2, S4, 4C, 2C, 1C, 8D, 7D, 6D, 5D, 4D, 3D, 2D, 1D, 2E, 1E, 2F, XB, X

    Average Cabin Size – 18.2 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 5.7 m2

    Staterooms designated for booking together, to ensure best availability and convenience for families and other groups of guests. Note: Ocean View with Balcony Connected Staterooms may be available to book separately.

  • Suite

    Suite on the Ovation of the Seas Suite on the Ovation of the Seas

    Cabin Types

    GT, RL, OL, GL, SL, OS, GB, GS, FC, J1, J4, J3, WS, W

    Average Cabin Size – 62.9 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 17.0 m2

    Size approx: 543 sq. ft. Balcony: 259 sq. ft. Indulge in a comfortable suite and enjoy the extra perks. Two sets of two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed. One double sofa bed and Two Pullman beds with up to 8 guests. Two bedrooms. Master bedroom. Dressing area. Living area. Private balcony with outdoor dining and seating area. Master bathroom with tub. One bathroom with shower.

Deck Plans for Ovation of the Seas

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  • Connecting Staterooms
  • Indicates door location
  • Sofa Bed Eligible
  • Stateroom has 3rd & 4th Pullman bed
  • Stateroom has 3rd Pullman bed
  • Stateroom has 4 additional Pullman beds
  • Stateroom has an obstructed view
  • Stateroom with Sofa Bed
  • Stateroom with Sofa Bed & 3rd Pullman bed
  • Wheelchair accessible stateroom

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