Royal Caribbean Extends Ovation’s Australian Season Down Under

By ,   May 27, 2016 ,   Cruise Industry

Royal Caribbean International is extending the second 2017-2018 season of Ovation of the Seas Down Under by 6 extra cruises, spending a further 5 weeks homeported in Sydney.

Ovation of the Seas was scheduled to make 9 sailings during her 2nd Sydney-based season with departures from November 2017 through February 2018.

Her new round-trip sailings in 2018 are an 8-night South Pacific voyage departing on February 18, a 10-night cruise to New Zealand leaving on February 26, a 5-night cruise to Tasmania departing on March 8, another 10-night voyage to New Zealand departing on March 13, a 3-night sampler departing on March 23 and a 14-night repositioning cruise to Singapore leaving on March 26.

Last month Royal Caribbean cruises announced that the Ovation would extend its maiden season in Australia. 

The 168,666 GT mega ship, which arrives for the first time in Sydney December 15, was due to depart January 23, 2017 in order to return to China. However, md Australasia Adam Armstrong announced the ship had exceeded all expectations and the company was adding 4 extra cruises to meet demand, extending Ovation's maiden season into late February 2017.