Ovation of the Seas Overview

 
Ovation of the Seas
Ovation of the Seas is a Quantum-class ship and offers many of Royal Caribbean's signature ammenities.
   

As one of the world’s most innovative ships, Ovation of the Seas is designed for cutting-edge exploration and adventure. A member of Royal Caribbean’s Quantum-class , Ovation provides revolutionary onboard experiences such as RipCord by iFly, the high-octane skydiving simulator, plus imagination-bending dining venues, and a high-tech Bionic Bar that employs robotic mixologists.

Adventurous cruisers can experience breathtaking 360-degree views from 300 feet above sea level in the North Star observation pod, or they can learn to fly in an exhilarating trapeze class at SeaPlex, the largest indoor activity area at sea. Plus, with a rock-climbing wall, bumper cars, an onboard arcade, and FlowRider, the ship’s surf simulator, travelers can keep busy for even the longest stretches at sea. There’s always something for the kids to do, too, with Royal Caribbean’s Adventure Ocean program, which provides educational and entertainment opportunities for kids 3 to 11.

Itineraries and Departure Ports

In 2019, Ovation of the Seas sets sail from Honolulu, Seattle, Sydney, Singapore and Tianjin, China with destinations in Alaska, Australia, Asia, Hawaii, and the South Pacific. For the summer season, the ship will reposition to Seattle, where it will embark on 7-night cruises to Alaska, becoming the largest ship ever to sail the state's Inside Passage. In the fall and winter, Ovation will cruise the South Pacific, sailing from Auckland to Dusky Bay. Ovation of the Seas’ itinerary options range from 3-day Sydney sampler cruises to a 19-night transpacific cruise from Oahu to Sydney, with stops in Tahiti, French Polynesia, and New Zealand.

Before You Book

This ship is best for: This ship will appeal to cruisers with an adventurous spirit and a love of innovation. From its groundbreaking activities to unique dining experiences and high-tech bars, Ovation is designed for travelers seeking a nontraditional cruise vacation, and families hoping to find nonstop action at sea.

You should know: At nearly 169,000 tons and accommodating up to 4,180 guests, Ovation of the Seas is one of Royal Caribbean’s larger ships. Designed with thrill-seekers and adventurous cruisers in mind, this ship likely won’t appeal to travelers seeking a traditional, laid-back at-sea experience or a quiet, romantic getaway.

 
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Activities on Vision of the Seas

Passengers who choose Ovation of the Seas will experience a cruise filled with innovation. Whether it’s a trapeze class at SeaPlex, the largest indoor activity space at sea, or breathtaking views 300 feet above the sea on the North Star observation pod, Ovation provides cruisers with a multitude of groundbreaking amenities. Even the ship’s entertainment is cutting edge, with original productions such as Pixels, an avant-garde extravaganza that blurs the boundaries of art and technology.

The innovation doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. In addition to fleet standards like Schooner piano bar or the Latin-themed Boleros, cruisers will enjoy the Two70 Bar, where live entertainment meets multimedia for an event like no other. Technology lovers should be sure to visit the Bionic Bar, where drink orders are placed via app and robotic mixologists serve the cocktails.

For younger cruisers, Ovation of the Seas features Royal Caribbean’s award-winning children’s program, Adventure Ocean, and Splashaway Bay, a kid-friendly water park. Older kids will also enjoy the ship’s well-stocked arcade.

Ship Highlights
  • FlowRider surf simulator
  • 40-foot rock-climbing wall
  • iFLY RipCord skydiving simulator
  • North Star observation pod
  • Full-service Vitality spa and fitness center
  • Original productions such as Pixels and Live. Love. Legs.
  • SeaPlex indoor activities, including bumper cars, a roller rink, and trapeze school
  • Splashaway Bay water park for tots to tweens
  • Casino Royale
  • Structured activities, including dance classes and scrapbooking
  • Interactive game shows such as Love & Marriage
  • Two70 immersive scenery and cutting-edge shows
  • Adults-only Solarium
  • Jamie's Italian — Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s restaurant
  • Wonderland — never-before-seen culinary fare
  • Multiple pools and whirlpools

Cabins

Ovation of the Seas cabins offers four categories, including interior staterooms, ocean-view cabins, balcony staterooms and luxurious Royal Suite Class cabins, which are only available on Oasis- and Quantum-class ships. A select number of staterooms connect, providing extended families and small groups with convenient room-to-room access. For couples, Ovation’s Couples Retreat staterooms provide a spa-like experience. Over 75 percent of Ovation’s 2,088 guest rooms have ocean views. The ship also boasts the first-ever two-level lofts at sea. All staterooms include a sitting area, a safe, two twins or one queen-size bed, a phone with voicemail service, interactive TV, and a private bath with shower, vanity, and hair dryer.

Dining

Ovation of the Seas has 17 dining options and aims to appeal to all culinary tastes. While the ship includes standard Royal Caribbean favorites such as Windjammer, Chops Grille, and Izumi, Ovation offers a variety of more specialized fare. For gourmet soups, salads, and sandwiches, cruisers can visit The Cafe@Two70, and passengers can satisfy their sugar cravings with French confections at La Patisserie. Travelers craving a truly unique dining experience should venture down the rabbit hole to Wonderland for imaginative culinary creations enhanced by molecular gastronomy techniques.

Ovation of the Seas Ship Stats

  • Price:
    $$$$
  • Size: XL
  • Total Passengers: 4,180
  • Total Crew: 1,300
  • Passenger to Crew Ratio: 3.22
  • Built: Jan 2016
  • Refurbished: Apr 2019
  • Number of Decks: 14
  • Total Cabins: 1,996
  • Cabin Categories: 38
  • Gross Tonnage: 169
  • Length: 348
  • Beam: 41

Ratings:

  • Cabin / Stateroom 4.6
  • Children's Programs 3.8
  • Destinations and Excursions 3.5
  • Embarkation and Disembarkation 4.0
  • Entertainment 4.1
  • Food and Dining 4.1
  • Onboard Activities 4.1
  • Service and Staff 4.5
  • Ship Quality 4.7

Cabins

1996 cabins and 38 cabin categories.

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Inside Cabin Inside
(6 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $146/night
Oceanview Cabin Oceanview
Avg. Cost: $176/night
Balcony Balcony
(30 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $195/night
Suite Cabin Suite
(10 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $416/night

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Dining

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Jamie''s Italian Jamie''s Italian
5.0
(7 Reviews)
Café Promenade Café Promenade
5.0
(4 Reviews)
SeaPlex Doghouse SeaPlex Doghouse
5.0
(2 Reviews)
La Patisserie La Patisserie
5.0
(2 Reviews)

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Onboard Activities

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Rock Climbing Wall Rock Climbing Wall
5.0
(1 Review)
The Via The Via
5.0
(1 Review)
Port Merchants Port Merchants
5.0
(1 Review)
North Star Bar North Star Bar
5.0
(1 Review)

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Nice ship / food average/ shows average by patmartinez4587

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Ship and ports very nice. Long tender lines. Food below what we expected.

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Worth it, but irritating at times. by kylieelrick

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All in all, we enjoyed the cruise. We do not recommend our actual room, 10232 due to noise they can't fix, but did like the room structure. If your child is under 42 inches, I would recommend another cruise as there isn't a lot for them to do on the boat and there are many days at sea. Do not book private excursions on Maui nor Kona as you tender and cannot control what time you arrive!

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Great Alaska Cruise by mikedockery59

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The cruise was great. I enjoyed this better than the island cruise. We had more time at the ports. We will look at doing more like this one.

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jerrylea49
Feb 12, 2017

Be sure and register early and make your reservations for the shows and any extra dinners.

JayneTownley
Apr 19, 2016

Pre-book as much as you can if you're going on the Ovation of the Seas. Lots of On board activities are pre-bookable

melcoz
Jan 02, 2017

Do not sail on the Ovation. You will be disappointed. You will only get to use the I fly once for less than 2 min if at all for the entire cruise. Same goes for bumper cars and the North Star. These are gimmicks not real attractions. Often they are closed or not working at all.

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