Ovation of the Seas Delivered

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Third Ship of Quantum Class for Royal Caribbean

Today in Bremerhaven MEYER WERFT delivered the 168,660-gt cruise ship Ovation of the Seas to the US cruise operator Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (Miami).

The third ship of the Quantum class sets new standards in terms of eco-friendliness. It features highly energy-efficient systems, optimised hydrodynamics, heat recovery, an effective underwater paint coating, a state-of-the-art exhaust gas treatment plant (hybrid scrubber) as well as energy-saving LED lighting systems.

Sophisticated alarm, safety and communication systems combined with the latest technology in propulsion and navigation are typical for Royal Caribbean cruise ships. The same high standard applies to entertainment and interiors.

The theatre is equipped with stage technology which has yet to find its peer ashore. Relax with a book at “Two 70°” and come back at night for a spectacular aerial show. The North Star on deck 17 allows the guests to travel in a glass gondola at a height of 90 m above sea level where they can enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view. On deck 17 aft the RipCord simulates parachuting at sea both for beginners or seasoned parachuters. Surf aficionados may want to look for the perfect wave high above water level on the FlowRider on deck 16.

As to interiors, the Ovation leaves nothing to be desired. 4,180 guests can be accommodated in 2,090 cabins, and are taken care of by a crew of approx. 1,550. On board of the Quantum-class ships the traditional main restaurant has been replaced by dynamic dining, where the guests rotate in five different restaurants which are included in the cruise rate, and which offer a wide culinary variety. All told, the guests can choose from 18 restaurants on board, among them bars, lounges and spacious spa and wellness areas as well as spectacular open-deck areas and facilities offer endless pastime opportunities. “Seaplex” features the largest indoor activity area at sea that offers entertainment like bumper cars, roller skating, a competition-size basketball court as well as a circus school.

The “Two70°” stretches from deck 4 to 6, a spacious area offering a 270-degree panoramic view of the sea. The “Two270°” combines entertainment and technology which allows the guests to travel smoothly from day to night.

The Ovation of the Seas is another milestone by Royal Caribbean that will create a “wow” effect among its guests. The ship will depart from Bremerhaven to Southampton on 9.April 2016. Ovation of the Seas will sail its inaugural season from Southampton before the ship repositions to China

Ovation of the Seas Main Data

Dimension 168,666 gt
Length overall 347.75 m
Moulded breadth 41.4 m
Number of decks 18
Draught 8.50 m
Engine output Wärtsilä 2x12V 2x 16V totally 67,200 kW
ropulsion power 41,000kW
Speed 22, knots
Number of passengers 4,180
Number of passenger cabins 2,090
Number of outside cabins (including suites) 1,717
Number of inside cabins 373
Crew approx.1,550
Number of theatre seats 1,281
Number of restaurants 18
Number of bars/lounges12
Total weight of applied paint approx. 300 t
Total length of laid cables 2,200 km
Total length of laid pipes 400 km
Flag Bahamas
Classification DNVGL