Australia’s newest, largest, and most innovative cruise ship, Explorer of the Seas, arrives in Fremantle (Perth) late this week for the start of her summer season Down Under.
From Western Australia Explorer of the Seas sails for 16 nights around southern Australia and the South Island of New Zealand, before a rendezvous on Sydney Harbour in late November with her twin sister Voyager of the Seas, which has been a familiar sight in Australian waters in recent summers.
But, come December next year, another ship from the Royal Caribbean fleet, the spanking new mega liner Ovation of the Seas will outshine both her sisters to become the largest cruise ship ever to call Australia home.
Currently under construction in Italy, she will carry almost 5,000 guests, have 1,500 crew, and be the most technologically advanced ship ever to be based Down Under.
Bookings have just opened for Ovation of the Seas’ maiden Australian season at royalcaribbean.com.au
At the same time, australiancruisingnews.com notes that Cruiseco, – a leading cruise agent in Australia and New Zealand – has an exclusive charter on Ovation of the Seas’ inaugural voyage to Australia from Singapore on November 30 next year, with ports of call in Fremantle, Adelaide, Hobart and Sydney.
Cruiseco’s Amber Wilson says, “Sailing into home waters on an inaugural voyage is an extremely special and memorable occasion, and we are thrilled to offer this opportunity to join Ovation of the Seas on this milestone voyage.”
Ms Wilson adds, “Ovation of the Seas is set to redefine the cruising industry with its on board ground-breaking venues, all-inclusive entertainment, and 18 dining options. Intuitive technology features the Bionic Bar offering a robotic barman that can mix up to two cocktails per minute, as well as state-of-the-art entertainment such as a sky-diving simulator and the North Star which carries passengers over 300-feet above sea level in a glass capsule. There is no doubt Ovation of the Seas will take cruising to extraordinary new heights.” cruising.com.au