Ovation of the Seas

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Cruise Consumers

How Icon of the Seas could inject $2.9m a day into Sydney’s economy

As Icon of the Seas sails her maiden voyages, cruisers down under are asking: could the world’s largest cruise ship, at 364.75 metres, sail in Australia?

WORDS BY Grant Jones . Feb 1 2024
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Was Ovie catnapped? How Royal Caribbean saved a cat and sparked a debate

Cat names Ovie has been discovered on Ovation of the Seas and its life saved by a crewmembeer

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Dec 29 2023
Jamie Oliver onboard Ovation of the Seas in Sydney.

Jamie’s Italian cruise dream comes true on Ovation of the Seas

Jamie Oliver hosted an exclusive brunch on Ovation of the Seas at Sydney Overseas Passenger Terminal to mark the start of Royal Caribbean’s local cruise season.

WORDS BY Grant Jones . Nov 10 2023
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Dare to compare: Majestic Princess vs Ovation of the Seas

As the spring cruise season draws to a close, two magnificent cruise ships – the Majestic Princess and Ovation of the Seas – are set to welcome in summer as peak cruise season hits full swing in Australia.

WORDS BY Nuelan Magbanua . Nov 2 2023
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Ovation of the Seas docks in Sydney tomorrow with Covid cases on board – but will anyone care?

One of the world’s largest cruise ships will arrive alongside Sydney’s Overseas Passenger Terminal at 6.30 tomorrow morning, marking Royal Caribbean’s return to Australian waters after two years. It also marks another milestone. The fact […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Oct 28 2022
Royal Caribbean reveals five-stage plan for region's first ever private resort for cruise passengers

Royal Caribbean reveals five-stage plan for region’s first ever private resort for cruise passengers

Royal Caribbean’s plans to set up the first exclusive cruise resort in the Pacific are proceeding a pace, with “trial” sailings of the largest ships of its fleet – and possibly the largest ship the […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Oct 14 2022
Ovation of the Seas, Sydney

Royal Caribbean promises huge 2022 season after cancelling Ovation of the Seas over government dithering

In a bitter blow to the Australian cruise industry, Royal Caribbean has been forced to cancel its 2021/22 season and the visit of super liner Ovation of the Seas following the government’s refusal to talk […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Oct 14 2021
Sydney Harbour virus scare could damage Australian cruising

Talks on cruise return to start once Australia hits 80 per cent

As Australia prepares to open its borders, cruise fans are pinning their hopes on a local restart in early February 2022 as both state and federal government officials focus first on local and international tourism […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Oct 1 2021
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Royal Caribbean backs vaccine program by deploying Ovation to Sydney in December

Royal Caribbean has given a huge vote of confidence in Australia’s ability to hit its vaccine targets, promising a new season of domestic sailings on board Ovation of the Seas from Sydney starting in December. […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Aug 4 2021
Royal Caribbean cancels Australian sailings but remains

Royal Caribbean’s “blockbuster” season called off with regret

Four months after announcing a “blockbuster” season in Australia, Royal Caribbean has bowed to the inevitable and scratched its big ship sailings Down Under. “We regret the disappointment this will bring to our loyal fans […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jul 7 2021
Royal Caribbean cancels Australian sailings but remains

Future Cruise Credits expiry dates extended as passengers sit on their hands

Royal Caribbean has extended the expiry of its Future Cruise Credits, allowing passengers to rebook cruises sailing up to 30 April 2023. Passengers will now have a greater choice when rebooking their cruises with RCL […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Apr 30 2021