Ovation of the Seas will be extending her 2017/18 season in Australia after popular demand by Aussie cruisers.

Royal Caribbean announced today Ovation would be spending an extra five weeks at Sydney’s Overseas Passenger Terminal.

The new cruises include cruises to the South Pacific, Tasmania, New Zealand, all round trip from Sydney as well as three-night sampler cruises. She will then leave Sydney and head to Singapore on March 26, 2018.

“Such is the excitement and anticipation of Ovation of the Seas’ arrival that we’re extending her second season before she has even commenced her first in Australia,” said Adam Armstrong, managing director for Royal Caribbean in Australia and New Zealand.

“The really special thing about Ovation of the Seas is that she’s appealing to an incredibly wide range of travellers. Existing cruisers are excited about the new amenities she offers, but she’s also fascinating Australians who have never cruised before. She is redefining the concept of cruising and we are delivering an entirely new way to holiday.

“There is no denying that Ovation of the Seas is big; at around 6,400 passengers and crew, she’s the size of a small Australian town. But with that size comes more choice, space, variety and options.  Choose to do it all, or nothing at all – this is what makes a ship like Ovation of the Seas so exciting,” said Mr Armstrong.

Ovation of the Seas will have first-at-sea experiences to Australia like Ripcord by iFly which is a skydiving experience, the North Star glass viewing pod, the SeaPlex which is the largest indoor sports and entertainment complex at sea with bumper cars, a circus school and more.

The ship also has 18 unique restaurant concepts including Jamie’s Italian, Michael’s Genuine Pub as well as Wonderland where you will have a gastronomic experience.

The cruises go on sale tomorrow


Eight-night South Pacific cruise

Departing February 18, 2018, priced from $1,449 per person

Five-night Tasmanian cruise

Departing March 8, 2018, priced from $1,049 per person

10-night New Zealand cruise

Departing March 13 and 26, 2018, priced from $1,819 per person

Three-night sampler

Departing March 23, 2018, priced from $669 per person

14-night repositioning cruise from Sydney to Singapore

Departing March 26, 2018, priced from $2,069 per person