Royal Caribbean’s first purpose build ship for the Asian market was just handed over to them last night. Let’s take a look at the 168,666gt ship.

Royal Caribbean’s 24th ship, Ovation of the Seas, was built at Meyer Werft in Germany. She belongs to the Quantum class of vessels. Like her sisters they feature the North Star observation capsule, Two70, an immersive lounge featuring visual displays 270-degrees around the audience and the SeaPlex among other ground breaking features.

There are 18 restaurants onboard for the 4,180 guests to enjoy.


View Ovation of the Seas Deckplans


Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International:

“It’s wonderful to welcome Ovation of the Seas to the Royal Caribbean family of ships. 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 of the Seas will now sail to Southampton, U.K., where the ship will 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.

I’ll update the post here as more photos of her interior appear online. She arrives in Southampton tomorrow morning where media are allowed to board and preview her.
UPDATE Monday: Here are the first views of her interior we have via social media:

A photo posted by Poncho Mendoza (@ponchadoml) on

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