Ovation of the Seas

All about Ovation of the Seas' conveyance in one infographic

In:
12Mar2016

Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas began her conveyance down the River Ems yesterday and Royal Caribbean has a brand new infographic to show everyone just how impressive a feat this is.

This graphic helps explain what you need to know about the conveyance process and everything that goes into it.

The conveyance is a unique process for ships built at Meyer Werft as the shipyard is situated inland along the banks of the River Ems and the ship must make the trip from Papenburg down the river backwards to get to the North Sea. The journey will be completed in 12 hours.

At 346 meters long (1,138 feet long) and 41 meters wide (136 feet wide), this 167,800 gross ton ship is one of the largest ever to go through conveyance. Thousands of revelers from the surrounding local villages typically line the 26 mile route along the river bank to watch and celebrate the ship’s journey.

Ovation of the Seas will be officially launched in April 2016, when she departs Southampton, England for Tianjin, China on a 52-day Global Odyssey. She will begin her first homeport sailing season in China from Tianjin on June 24, 2016. Ovation of the Seas, together with Quantum of the Seas, Mariner of the Seas, Voyager of the Seas and Legend of the Seas, will make up the largest fleet of any cruise line sailing in China.

Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas begins conveyance

In:
11Mar2016

Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas has left Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany and is headed down the River Ems on her 26-mile conveyance to the North Seas.

The conveyance will be complete when Ovation of the Seas reaches Eemshaven in the Netherlands at approximately 6:00pm on Saturday, March 12, 2016.

Following her arrival in Eemshaven, she will be ready to begin sea trials in the North Sea.

Ovation of the Seas will be officially launched in April 2016, when she departs Southampton for Tianjin, China on a 53-day Global Odyssey. She will begin her first homeport sailing season in China from Tianjin in June 2016. Ovation of the Seas, together with Quantum of the Seas, Mariner of the Seas, Voyager of the Seas and Legend of the Seas, will make up the largest fleet of any cruise line sailing in China.

Video: North Star Installation on Ovation of the Seas Time-lapse

In:
03Mar2016

Watch this time-lapse video Royal Caribbean released of the North Star installation on Ovation of the Seas at Meyer Werft Shipyard in Germany.

5 beautiful Royal Caribbean Ovation of the Seas photos

In:
02Mar2016

We love new Royal Caribbean ships and really great looking photos, and today we have both!

Check out these five new photos of Ovation of the Seas taken at the Meyer Werft shipyard.

 

Photos by Björn Haß

Photo by Royal Caribbean

Video: Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas docking out

In:
01Mar2016

The world's most innovative cruise ship, Ovation of the Seas nears completion as she floats out from Meyer Werft Shipyard in Germany.

Beautiful Ovation of the Seas float out photos

In:
20Feb2016

Earlier this week, Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship floated out of its Meyer Werft shipyard and already we found a lot of really beautiful photos of this new ship and wanted to share them.

The talented photographer, Björn Haß, sent us these great shots of Ovation of the Seas.

All photos by Björn Haß.

If you like an ultra-high definition video to go along with your beautiful photos, check out this great 4K video of Ovation of the Seas' float out.

Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas floated out

In:
18Feb2016

Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship, Ovation of the Seas, successfully was floated out of Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany earlier today.

Numerous onlookers watched as the 41 meter wide ship left the shipyard building early Thursday afternoon.

Ovation of the Seas will remain in the shipyard until about mid-March, where she will get some more work done on her, such as the addition of the North Star observation pod.

The next major milestone for Ovation of the Seas will be her conveyance on the River Ems to the North Sea for sea trials.  It is expected to take place in about three weeks.

Ovation of the Seas will be officially launched in April 2016, when she departs Southampton for Tianjin, China on a 53-day Global Odyssey. She will begin her first homeport sailing season in China from Tianjin in June 2016. Ovation of the Seas, together with Quantum of the Seas, Mariner of the Seas, Voyager of the Seas and Legend of the Seas, will make up the largest fleet of any cruise line sailing in China.

Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas float out scheduled for February 18

In:
16Feb2016

Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship, Ovation of the Seas, is scheduled to have her float out from Meyer Werft's covered building dock on February 18, 2016.

The 168,666-gt cruise ship is the third Quantum class cruise ship and has taken just 18 months of construction to reach this point.

The float-out of the ship will commence aroind 12:30pm local time.

Following the float-out, more tests will be carried out in the harbor and the ship will be berthed alongside the yard's outfitting pier.

Delays in the float out schedule may occur due to weather conditions.

One week left for Australians to win cruise on Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas

In:
21Jan2016

Royal Caribbean is counting down the days until one lucky winner will have the chance to win one of the biggest experiences in cruising: a cruise for two on the brand new Ovation of the Seas.

To be in the running, Royal Caribbean wants to know what’s on your “Big List” – whether it’s as adventurous as paragliding or as heartfelt as spending more time with your loved ones.

Guests have until January 29, 2016 to enter the Big List contest.

Create your Big List at www.mybiglist.com.au for your chance to win a 15-night cruise for two in an Oceanview stateroom on Ovation of the Seas, where you can start ticking off your list with Royal Caribbean and Live Life Big! The 15-night New Zealand cruise departs Sydney on 15 December 2016, and includes calls at Hobart, Dunedin, Wellington, Picton, Tauranga and Auckland as well as scenic cruising through Milford, Doubtful and Dusky Sounds. The competition is open to Australian and New Zealand residents over 18 years, and closes 12.59pm Friday 29 January 2016. Entries will be judged based on creativity and originality, so choose wisely, and think big.

“At Royal Caribbean, we believe in living life big, so we’re counting down the days until our 5,000-guest, US$1 billion megaliner Ovation of the Seas arrives on Australian shores in December 2016,” said Adam Armstrong, regional commercial director, Royal Caribbean.

“To celebrate the arrival of Australia’s first ever brand new cruise ship, we want people to think big for their chance to be one of the first to experience this truly incredible megaliner”, he concluded.

Royal Caribbean signs deal with China's Forbidden City Imperial Palace to showcase Chinese culture on Ovation of the Seas

In:
19Jan2016

Royal Caribbean and the Chinese Imperial Palace Museum (the Palace Museum) held a joint press conference today at a signing ceremony for a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement in the Forbidden City’s Jianfu Palace. 

As part of the agreement, experts from different research fields selected by the Palace Museum will be invited to give lectures of Chinese history and culture to guests on Ovation of the Seas. 

The Palace Museum also will provide professional consultation of the ship’s interior décor and art program. In addition, signature pieces from the collections of the Imperial Palace Museum will be on display to promote the traditional culture and arts of China. Paintings and art pieces created by artists from the Palace Museum will be available for guests to purchase at auctions held onboard.

Ovation of the Seas, Royal Caribbean’s newest ship that debuts in April, will be the first to homeport in China immediately after its delivery and will begin service from Tianjin beginning June 2016.

The signing ceremony officially launches the “2016 – Let’s Ovation” campaign in China and marks the countdown to Ovation of the Seas’ maiden voyage in China.

“We are proud of the extensive collection of art and relics that represent the imperial treasures of the Ming and Qing Dynasties and it is our goal at The Palace Museum to showcase the traditional Chinese culture to people all over the world,” said Shan Jixian, Director of the Imperial Palace Museum. “This partnership with Royal Caribbean International and our programs on Ovation of the Seas will help to further these objectives. We are excited to promote the rich heritage of the Forbidden City and China to the guests of the world’s largest global cruise line and we hope to continue to expand on these efforts.”

Dr. Zinan Liu, President of North APAC and China, Royal Caribbean International said: “Cruising is becoming increasingly popular with Chinese travelers and Royal Caribbean’s award-winning and state-of-the-art ships with features found only on Royal Caribbean are very appealing to those consumers looking for a high quality vacation experience. Quantum of the Seas has been very well received by our Chinese guests and we are excited to now bring Ovation of the Seas to Tianjin. Sailing two of the world’s newest and most technologically advanced ships in China demonstrate our leadership and commitment to the market and this partnership with the Palace Museum showcasing China’s rich heritage will bring yet another unique element to our vacation offering.”

Ovation of the Seas will be officially launched in April 2016, when she departs Southampton for Tianjin, China on a 53-day Global Odyssey. She will begin her first homeport sailing season in China from Tianjin in June 2016. Ovation of the Seas, together with Quantum of the Seas, Mariner of the Seas, Voyager of the Seas and Legend of the Seas, will make up the largest fleet of any cruise line sailing in China.

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