Third Ship of Quantum Class for Royal Caribbean
Meyer Werft delivered the 168,660-gt cruise ship Ovation of the Seas to the U.S. cruise operator Royal
Caribbean Cruises Ltd. today in Bremerhaven.
The third ship of the Quantum class sets new standards in terms of eco-friendliness, according to the shipbuilder: it features highly energy-efficient systems, optimized 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, 4,180 guests can be accommodated in 2,090 cabins, and are taken care of by a crew of approximately 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 On board of the Quantum-class ships the traditional main restaurant has been replaced by dynamic dining, where the guests rotate in five different restaurants which are included in the cruise rate, and which offer a wide culinary variety.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 ship will depart from Bremerhaven to Southampton on April 9, 2016. Ovation of the Seas will sail its inaugural season from Southampton before the ship repositions to China.