One of the largest cruise ships in the world, Ovation of the Seas, arrived at the Wilhelminapier in Rotterdam on April 15.
The newly-built cruise ship, owned by Miami-based cruise line giant Royal Caribbean Cruises, sailed to Rotterdam from Southampton, UK.
The cruise ship is now expected to continue its 52-night Global Odyssey culminating in the arrival to Tianjin, China, from where it will begin its first China sailing season in June 2016.
Ovation of the Seas, the company’s third Quantum-class vessel after Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas, was delivered on April 8.
The 348-meter-long ship was built by the German shipbuilder Meyer Werft and is the cruise line’s 24th vessel.
Constructed in 18 months, Ovation spans 18 decks and encompasses 168,666 gross registered tons.
Featuring 2,091 staterooms, the ship can carry 4,180 guests at double occupancy.
World Maritime News Staff; Video Courtesy: Navingo