We knew that Royal Caribbean had ordered a third Quantum class ship, and we can now tell you that its name is to be Ovation of the Seas. The steel cutting ceremony took place the other day at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, which is the same shipyard where the other two of these class ships are being built, although RCI will soon take delivery of Quantum of the Seas.
Many questions have been asked as to the Ovation of the Seas homeport, but it is way too early for this to be announced. However, we are sure that will not stop many of you from speculating on this.
Royal Caribbean should take delivery of Ovation in the autumn of 2016 and will no doubt be almost similar to its sister ships. We say almost because there are expected to be minor changes to some of the venues inside to reflect the region where it will call home.
The three Quantum class ships weigh in at 167,800 gross registered tons and will carry a maximum of 4,180 passengers. This is a next-generation ship in terms of design and features for Royal Caribbean, which we have discussed on many occasions. Things such as North Star, Two70 entertainment venue and Sea-Plex, are just a few examples of this.
Where do you think Ovation of the Seas will call home, and when will bookings go live?