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Royal Caribbean announces Ovation of the Seas larger-than-life art piece will be a panda

11 Apr 2016
Matt Hochberg

At a question and answer session aboard Ovation of the Seas, Royal Caribbean announced it will install a larger-than-life art piece on its newest cruise ship, Ovation of the Seas, that is a giant panda.

Multiple members of the media tweeted out the confirmation, and added that the art piece will actually have two animals: a mother panda reaching down to her baby panda cub.

No word yet on what nickname the pandas will have.

All of Royal Caribbean's Quantum-class cruise ships feature a large art piece onboard that have become a signature of the ships.  Quantum of the Seas has a large margenta bear and Anthem of the Seas has a giant giraffe.

The pandas are part of the ship's art collection, which is meant to incite wonder among guests when they see it from afar, as well as interact with it on a more intimate, yet whimsical level up close.

Matt started Royal Caribbean Blog in 2010 as a place to share his passion for all things Royal Caribbean with readers. He oversees all the writers at Royal Caribbean Blog, and writes a great deal of content on a daily basis.  He has become one of the foremost expert on a Royal Caribbean cruise.

Over the years, he has reached Pinnacle Club status with Royal Caribbean's customer loyalty program.

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