Holidaymakers in the UK will be provided with the opportunity of taking a cruise aboard the brand new Ovation of the Seas next spring. Royal Caribbean’s new super-liner will make two short cruises from Southampton after its official launch before sailing off for her new Chinese home port at Tianjin.
Royal Caribbean is already accepting reservations for the two UK cruises. The first will see the Ovation of the Seas depart from Southampton on 17 April 2016 for a five-night round-trip tour of ports along the coastlines of northern France and Belgium.
The second sailing is also a return voyage and for seven nights. Passengers will leave on 22 April and visit locations along the coastline of Spain before docking in Gibraltar. After its return, the Ovation of the Seas will embark on the Global Odyssey tour which will eventually take it as far as Tianjin.
Royal Caribbean will offer reservations for the 56-night Southampton to Tianjin odyssey in five sections. The first covers Southampton to Barcelona and the second from there to Dubai. The third leg goes as far as Singapore and the fourth is a round-trip cruise for three nights from the city state. The home run to Tianjin is the final sector.
The Ovation of the Seas is currently being built at the Meyer Werft Shipyard in Germany and will be able to accommodate 2,094 passengers. It will be the third of Royal Caribbean’s Quantum Class vessels to take to the seas. The Ovation’s sister liners are Quantum of the Seas and the Anthem of the Seas.
Royal Caribbean says the Ovation’s onboard facilities and amenities are the same as on her two sister ship’s. Highlights are the North Star elevated pod rides, RipCord by iFLY skydiving and eateries where diners can taste culinary masterpieces concocted by the likes of Devin Alexander and Jamie Oliver.