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The biggest cruise ship to ever visit Australia is coming back.

The biggest cruise ship to ever visit Australia is coming back.

After making a huge splash in Australasia last year, the modern megaliner Ovation of the Seas is returning once more for an even longer season Down Under. Fremantle will be the first port to greet Ovation this season, but the vessel will also be calling in to Adelaide and Hobart before arriving in her summer home port of Sydney.

“The return of our billion dollar baby, Ovation of the Seas, marks a particularly special milestone for us at Royal Caribbean and for Australian travellers, because it also marks our 10th season Down Under,” says RCL Cruises managing director, Adam Armstrong.

Ovation of the Seas is the fourth largest cruise ship in the world.

To give you an idea of just how massive the Ovation of the Seas is, this ship boasts 18 decks, is 348 metres long and can take on 5,000 guests - making it the largest cruise ship ever to be based in Australia. Size isn’t everything of course. Ovation has used all this space to host some truly amazing cruising innovations.

  • Try out simulated skydiving with the Ripcord by iFly to experience the sensation of skydiving without having to go more than a few metres off the ground.
  • Enjoy panoramic views from a staggering 90 metres above sea level when you climb inside the North Star capsule.
  • Have a cocktail made for you by a robotic bartender at the Bionic Bar.
  • Let loose at the SeaPlex with bumper cars, roller skating… even a circus school!

Bumper cars are just one of the many things you can do at Ovation of the Seas’ SeaPlex.

This is just a small snapshot of what’s in store for cruisers as the Ovation of the Seas returns. The arrival of Ovation on Aussie shores isn’t just a flash in the pan of course - this is the result of years of work and planning.

“Ten years ago, our philosophy was to bring the world’s most cutting-edge cruise product to Australia’s doorstep. In 2007, we embarked on a cruising revolution with the mighty Rhapsody of the Seas. Today, we continue this proud tradition of delivering Australians with the world’s best holidays at sea, with the ground-breaking all-new Ovation of the Seas, one of our four Australian-based megaliners,” Adam Armstrong said.

The North Star treats Ovation of the Seas guests to views 90 metres above sea level.

The Ovation of the Seas will be arriving in Fremantle from Singapore at 8am on Wednesday 29 November 2017, before visiting Adelaide on 3 December and Hobart on 5 December. The vessel will end up in Sydney a couple days later on the 7th.

If you’re tempted to try out all the amazing things that the Ovation of the Seas has in store, you can peruse these Sydney based Ovation trips - just remember, don’t delay. Sailings on a ship this amazing will be snapped up before you know it.

From party cruises in the Baltic to a classy Cunard voyage, I’ve been lucky enough to experience the full spectrum of cruise life. Onboard you’ll probably find me by the pool with a doorstop sized book in one hand and a mojito in the other, or sampling an array of delicious foods.

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