Ovation of the Seas: Inside one of the world's largest ships
This technologically advanced cruise ship features a sky-diving stimulator, a circus school and luxury retail stores
The Royal Caribbean International’s third Quantum-class ship stopped by Dubai for an overnight stay on its way from Barcelona to Singapore – and we have the inside look. The ship, dubbed one of the largest and most technologically-advanced ships in the world, is 1,141 feet long and 136 feet wide. It has an over 4,000-guest capacity and 2,090 staterooms. It also features 1,571 balconies, 18 total decks, and 16 guest elevators. The Ovation has 2 outdoor pools, 2 indoor pools, 4 whirlpools, a surf-simulator, and an ‘Adventure Ocean’ water activity area. It houses a spa and fitness centre as well as a medical centre. In terms of dining options, it features famed chef Jamie Oliver’s Jamie’s Italian restaurant as well as over a dozen eateries. Entertainment-wise, the ship has a theatre, a video arcade, a rock-climbing wall, an outdoor movie screen, and a sports court. Among its signature features is a skydiving simulator suspended 300 feet above sea level. According to The Royal Caribbean International, the Ovation has the largest indoor sports and entertainment complex at sea. It includes everything from bumper cars to roller skating and a circus school that offers flying trapeze classes. In terms of retail luxury shops, the Ovation houses brands such as Cartier, Michael Kors, Omega, Kate Spade, and others. Ovation of the Seas was launched in mid-April 2016 and is en route from Europe to the Asin Pacific region, passing through Dubai and Singapore before settling in Beijing. Royal Caribbean International is an award-winning global cruise brand known for its technologically-advanced luxury ships.