Imaginative, high-tech shows headline on Royal Caribbean’s new ship

Royal Caribbean has revealed its newest entertainment lineup for its first ship built for China, Ovation of the Seas.

A product of the largest entertainment production operation at sea, Ovation’s entertainment will continue Royal Caribbean’s standard of combining talent, technology, and special effects with a spectacular selection of stage shows, productions, and events.

Ovation and her sister ships, Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas belong to the Quantum class of ships and are built with the most advanced technology.  Entertainment and technology are fused together in Two70 — a multi-level great room which transforms into a multifunctional entertainment place in the evening. The venue enables immersive experiences to take place all around the room due to the integration of Vistarama – expansive floor-to-ceiling windows that can be set into any scene, real or imagined, by combining 18 projectors to create an ambient surface over 100 feet wide and over 20 feet tall.

In addition, a troupe of six, agile Roboscreens combined with highly trained live performers, music and special effects, gives guests front-row seats to these stunningly visual shows that can only be seen while sailing onboard Royal Caribbean’s Quantum-class ships:

  • Spectra’s Cabaret This completely original production, created by Royal Caribbean International and Moment Factory exclusively for Two70, will take the stage on Ovation. This wildly popular show, already a fan-favorite on Anthem of the Seas, features the Maestro and his “Agents of Rhythm” as they invite the audience to an electric, multi-dimensional cabaret that transports them to invisible realms.  “Spectra’s Cabaret” blends live performance and experiential cinema with music from contemporary pop culture. It creates a world seen through the lens of music and technology, all while exploring the deepest recesses of the heart.

Seating 1,300 guests, the magnificent Royal Theater is home to Ovation of the Seas’ two new production shows:

  • The Dream – This thrilling production chronicles the story of a man who is visited by his departed soulmate in a very special dream. His long-lost love has come to help him rediscover his passion for life, and gives him the will to pursue his wildest dreams and to find love again. The unique combination of wonderful storytelling, soulful performances and spectacular production values will surprise and delight audiences.
  • Live. Love. Legs. – The same highly-acclaimed creative team behind the wildly popular “Sequins & Feathers” on Quantum of the Seas has brought its signature combination of talented artists, high-energy performances, and remarkable beauty, to deliver another unforgettable theatrical experience. “Live. Love. Legs” brings a collection of incredible aerial acrobatics, next-gen choreography and superb vocal performances that come straight from the Broadway stage.

With Royal Caribbean, the entertainment doesn’t end on stage. Ovation offers guests a lineup of fully produced late-night events and parties. In the ever popular Music Hall, guests are treated to the most exciting live music venue at sea, where travelers can dance till the wee hours of the morning as well as enjoy theme parties such as Groovy Town.

Two70 hosts late-night themed parties such as Twist & Shout and Fireworks Party along with the Roboshows that perfectly incorporate live performers and technology.

Ovation also will deliver entertainment experiences for its youngest guests, with events and activities featuring DreamWorks Animation’s popular film characters, including: character breakfasts in the main dining room, impromptu “meet-and-greet” experiences, photo-ops throughout the day, and exclusive DreamWorks merchandise.  Additionally, guests can watch the latest DreamWorks Animation films in the ship’s movie theater or on the dedicated DreamWorks TV channel in their stateroom.

The Quantum class ships feature unprecedented first-at-sea experiences and amenities, including: the North Star, an observation capsule that gently rises more than 300 feet in the air; thrilling skydiving and surfing experiences; Two7; and SeaPlex, the largest indoor activity space at sea, which includes basketball, roller-skating, bumper cars, and more.

Each ship offers 18 restaurants onboard with a variety of cuisines as well as the industry’s most relaxing and luxurious accommodations at sea with the unique “Loft Suites” and “Virtual Balcony staterooms” — interior accommodations that feature large digital screens displaying real-time views, ensuring that every room has a view.

The newest addition to Quantum class will officially launch in April 2016, when she departs Southampton, England, for Tianjin, China, on a 52-day “Global Odyssey” voyage. She will begin her first homeport sailing season in China from Tianjin in June 2016. Ovation, together with Quantum of the Seas, Mariner of the Seas, Voyager of the Seas and Legend of the Seas, will make up the largest fleet of any cruise line sailing in China.

Ovation spans 18 decks, encompasses 168,666 gross registered tons, carries 4,180 guests at double occupancy and features 2,091 staterooms.

Dana Lawson
Dana Lawson
Dana Lawson is a writer and editor who lives in Parrish, Florida, with her husband and son. She has been on several cruises and loves to explore new destinations!

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