Cruise NewsConstruction Officially Begins on Royal Caribbean's Next Smart Ship

Construction Officially Begins on Royal Caribbean’s Next Smart Ship

Construction has officially begun on Ovation of the Seas, the 3rd Quantum class ship by Royal Caribbean, after the keel laying ceremony at the Meyer Werft Shipyard in Germany.

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Laying the keel is a formal recognition that the ship’s construction has begun.  Newly minted coins were placed under the keel keeping with the maritime tradition that is said to bring good luck to the construction of the ship and the Captain and crew when she is at sea.

Ovation of the Seas is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2016 and will be the 3rd and final Quantum class ship.  Itineraries and the home port for the ship have yet to be announced.  The vessel will be 168,000 gross tons and carry up to 4,900 passengers at maximum occupancy in 2,090 staterooms.

Ovation of the Seas will have all the groundbreaking trademark features that the Quantum of the Seas brought to the industry.  The ship will have the SeaPlex, North Star, Ripcord by iFly skydiving simulator, Two70, virtually balconies in all inside staterooms, and great dining options with 18 restaurants.

Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean

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Cruise NewsConstruction Officially Begins on Royal Caribbean's Next Smart Ship

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