Royal Caribbean International’s newest cruise ship, the 4,180-passenger Ovation of the Seas set sail from Sydney on 20 February 2017, for the last time during her inaugural season in Australia.
The 167,800 gross tonne, Ovation of the Seas arrived in Australia in December 2016. The cruise ship visited Fremantle, Adelaide and Hobart before arriving at her home port of Sydney on 15 December 2016. Ovation of the Seas then operated a series of cruises.
The more than 40,000 guests who cruised on board Ovation of the Seas from Australia are thought to have injected more than $35 million into the Australian economy.
Adam Armstrong, Managing Director, Royal Caribbean Australia & NZ, said: “What a spectacular few months! Ovation of the Seas has wowed more than 40,000 guests with her incredible features and service. We are thrilled with the success of her maiden season and cannot wait to welcome her back again in November.”
Ovation of the Seas set sailed from Sydney on 20 February 2017 on a 14-night cruise to Singapore. The ship will visit Brisbane and Darwin in Australia, and Port Kelang in Malaysia, before it arrives in Singapore on 06 March 2017.
Ovation of the Seas is the largest cruise ship to ever be based in Australia and is to return next summer. Three other cruise ships operated by Royal Caribbean International, Explore of the Seas, Voyager of the Seas and Radiance of the Seas will cruise Australia.