Meet the Ship
Ovation of the Seas Highlights
300-foot-high views from the North Star®.
SeaPlex® on-board fun including Roller skating and bumper cars
15 Restaurants, including Chef’s Table 5-Star private restaurant, Sushi at Izumi’s, gorgeous views from The Cafe @ TWO70, Jamies Italian by celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver and steakhouse, Chops Grille
9 Bars, including Robotic bartenders of Bionic Bar® and the Northstar bar at 300 feet up!
4 Pools, including The Solarium pool, an adults only pool
Onboard Shopping Mall
Grande Main Dining Room
Cafe @ TWO70
Hot Pot at Solarium Bistro
North Star 300’ viewing capsule
On-board Movie Theater
Flowrider® Surfing pool
Rock Climbing Wall
Spa and Salon – enjoy massages, steam rooms, pedicures, facials and more
Fitness Center and Gym
Main Dining Room:
Our CeltCruise group will have late dining at 8:30 PM
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Sweeping, multi-level ambience, world-class cuisine and the most attentive staff at sea. Our main dining room serves exceptional, multi-course meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy a new dinner menu each evening in an elegant setting, with extraordinary personal service from your dedicated wait staff. Main Dining Room offers reservations for My Time Dining, giving more flexible options for you to book or Traditional dining, which secures the same seating and table every evening.
The Main Dining Room on Ovation of the Seas is aft on two levels, with each representing different surroundings. The main dining room menu is varied and also offers Vitality entrees for the diet conscious. Royal Caribbean now offers the 9 ounce Chop’s Grille filet every evening, and the per person charge for this is $16.95 USD. You may also opt for Surf and Turf for a per person charge of $34.95 USD.
Attire: Smart Casual
There are specialty restaurants aplenty aboard your cruise on the Ovation of the Seas. If you’re a Royal Caribbean fan, some of these eateries will be quite familiar, but some are new to Royal Caribbean.
The Grande: Located portside and aft on Deck 3, is only open for supper (5:30 to 9:00 PM). Look forward to an elegant atmosphere and traditional classics such as shrimp cocktail, and lobster (which is an option every evening).
The Chic: Starboard and aft on Deck 3, the Chic restaurant offers you a metropolitan setting that hails back to mid century Americana. also open from 5:30 to 9:00 PM, offers entrees that include rack of lamb, Chilean Bass, beef carpaccio, lump crab cake, and salmon gravlax.
The American Icon: is appointed in United States memorabilia. Breakfast and lunch are open to all, but reservations for supper are recommended. The American Icon menu changes daily. That said, breakfast includes eggs your way, and pastries, yogurt, and fruit. Lunch options includes sandwiches and salads. For supper, expect American classics such as baked turkey, red snapper, shrimp po’ boys, franks, and salads. Starboard and aft on Deck 4.
Silk: an Asian venue, is open from 5:30 at 9:00 PM. Larger tables have “lazy susans” so appetizers can be shared. Expect entrees such as stir fry, glazed salmon, Pho chicken, and Hibachi steak. Silk is also where kids who are six years old and younger dine free during the three Dreamworks breakfasts held during cruises. Please note that for people older than six years of age, the cost is $6 USD per person. Portside on Deck 4.
Located midship and starboard on Deck 5, Chops Grille on Ovation of the Seas awaits you. This classically elegant restaurant is perfect for special occasions, and your wine list at Chops Grille is the best to be found on your cruise! Tuna Tartarre and crab cakes are among appetizers, and your main entree choices include Filet Mignon, a variety of cuts of steak, fish, and grilled meats. The sauces for your steaks, such as peppercorn, wine reduction, and bearnaise, are very much worth your while! Desserts on your menu include the Mississippi Mud Pie (which receives excellent guest reviews) and Apple Pudding.
The Chops Grille is one of the most popular restaurants onboard Ovation of the Seas, and, reservations are required. It is advised that you book early as the Chops Grille will sell out. You can make reservations as soon as you board the ship, however, the best way is to make them when you do online check-in well before you get on board the ship.
Cost for Chops Grille is $39 USD per diner
Prime Table: Located within Chop’s Grille, enjoy your five course epicurean dining experience at the elegant yet cozy Prime Table. Following champagne, the sommelier pairs each delightful entree with the perfect wine. This venue does require formal attire, and we recommend more time than typical for this classic gourmet repast! Prime Table is $95 USD per person.
Wonderland: Midship and starboard on Deck 5, the Wonderland on the Ovation of the Seas will, by design, transport you into an ethereal world reminiscent of Lewis Carroll’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND. Your wait staff are guides in this 62 seat dining experience that is fancifully decorated in hues of grey,purple, and blue. Choose your Sun, Sea, Ice, Earth, or Fire journey from the menu, and be prepared for portions of exotic and tasty dishes ranging in size from minuscule to mighty. For dessert, it’s the Dreams menu of course! Wonderland is 45 USD per person.
Jamie’s Italian: The Ovation of the Seas invites you to Jamie’s Italian by Jamie Oliver, a world class British chef who adores Italian cuisine! Expect a relaxed, informal dining atmosphere in keeping with a trattoria, where you will be treated to a menu consisting of three courses. And, of course, it’s Italian a la Jamie Oliver. Risotto, Pear and Prosciutto Salad, Rosemary and Garlic Chicken, Prawn Linguine, and pasta dishes are among the entrees on this delightful menu at Jamie’s Italian on the Ovation of the Seas. Lunch is 20 USD and dinner is 30 USD per person. Jamie’s Italian is located aft and starboard on Deck 5 of the Ovation of the Seas. Smart casual attire is recommended.
Izumi Japanese Cuisine: On the a la carte menu at Izumi Japanese Restaurant on Ovation of the Seas you will find signature rolls, you’ll find Snow Crab California, Box salmon & Crab, Box Yellowtail Tuna, Shrimp Tempura, and Champagne Salmon. Food and beverages are at current menu prices. We suggest smart casual attire, and that you check when onboard Ovation of the Seas for operating hours of Izumi. Izumi is located midship aft of the Schooner Bar on Deck 5.
Windjammer: Global culinary pavilion that invites you to explore the world, dish by dish. Enticing food islands weave throughout, showcasing international fare
Cafe @ TWO70: Gorgeous, sunny location. The Café@Two70 is a gourmet marketplace that lets you pick the view. Choose from a variety of savory hot-pressed sandwiches, salads custom-made to your liking, homemade soups and more. Best of all, your selections are packed up picnic-style, so you can enjoy them in Two70 or anywhere else onboard.
Dog House: Choose delicious sausages and hot dogs from a menu that spans the globe in origin and flavor. Open for lunch and dinner
Sorrento’s Pizza: Authentic New York pizza, fresh from the oven. Open for lunch and dinner
Solarium Bistro: With an emphasis on freshness and spa cuisine for breakfast, lunch or dinner, Solarium Bistro offers the very best of health-conscious dining
Cafe Promenade: 24 Hour dining snacks, pastries or sandwiches throughout the day and into the night
La Patisserie: Cafe feature tasty espressos, cappuccinos and chocolates and more
Coastal Kitchen: Exclusively for suite guests and Pinnacle Club members
Room Service: Fees may apply, but continental breakfast, when served, is always complimentary.
SeaPlex Activity Zone
SeaPlex®, the largest indoor activity space at sea, offers your favorite amusements, amazements and more, so you can get down on the roller rink or run away to circus school. And we brought the first-ever bumper cars at sea onboard, so you can bump your game like never before. The largest indoor active space at sea is also the most revolutionary. There’s never been a venue like SeaPlex® before— offering a trapeze school, full-size basketball court, and the first-ever roller rink and bumper cars at sea. Not to mention delicious bites provided by the first food truck to ever set sail and music from a floating DJ booth suspended overhead on select ships. This is going to change the way you play.
- Roller Rink
- Bumper Cars
- Xbox Gaming Center
- On-board Movie Theater
- Basketball Court
Arcade – If you find yourself fleeing a gang of ghosts, saving deep space from invaders, or starting a dance revolution, you might be at the Royal Caribbean Arcade. Your favorite games from the 1980s and 1990s are onboard, as well as Guitar Hero, Fast and Furious Drift, Skee-ball, air hockey and more.
ADVENTURE OCEAN® – When the kids are happy, parents are happy. And our award-winning Adventure Ocean® Youth Program is designed with that in mind. Tiny travelers ages 3-5 will have an education blast in the Aquanauts group.
NORTH STAR® – THE SKY’S THE LIMIT
Leave it to Royal Caribbean International to literally and figuratively take you to a higher place. The exclusive North Star® promises to elevate you both physically and emotionally, revealing 360-degree views of a world you’ve truly never seen before! Simply step into the intimate, jewel-shaped capsule, and gently ascend over 300 feet above sea level, where you can take in breathtaking views of the ocean, the ship, and the exciting destinations that we visit.
FLOWRIDER® – HANG TEN, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
Only Royal Caribbean gives you the chance to catch a wave right onboard. Grab a board and hang ten on our 40-foot-long surf simulator, or cheer on friends from stadium seating with prime wipeout views. Give it a go— it’s included in the cost of your cruise, no reservation required. Want to refine your FlowRider® skills? Try a private lesson for a nominal charge.
RIPCORD® BY IFLY® -GRAVITY-DEFYING FUN
Experience the exhilaration of skydiving without ever leaving the deck, courtesy of RipCord® by iFLY®. Feel what it’s like to fly, as you float on air within the safe confines of this groundbreaking simulator. It’s a whole new thrill for thrill seekers of all kinds.
ROCK CLIMBING WALL – A BOLDER BOULDER
The view alone is worth every step. Climb forty feet above deck on the signature Rock Climbing Wall, where everyone from beginners to speed climbers can strap in and go vertical. With no reservation required at this complimentary activity, you could visit the view again and again.
Meet & Learn
Dance Classes: Exclusively for CeltCruisers, we will be offering Irish Dance classes on board during CeltCruise 2019. Also available on Royal Caribbean, salsa, hip-hop, swing or ballroom. Learn the latest moves from instructors and bring your newfound skills to your favorite Royal Caribbean dance floor.
Language Classes: Immerse yourself in the language of the locals with foreign language lessons onboard. Learn greetings, phrases and questions so you can enjoy chatting with the residents.
Fitness Classes: Start a healthy new habit or keep your fitness routine on track. VitalitySM Fitness Center© has an array of the most popular training classes including yoga, Pilates, spinning, sculpting and more. Trained instructors make it easy for everyone to have a great time and get fit. Fee applies for some classes.
Culinary Classes: Come home ready to rock the kitchen. Onboard culinary classes invite you to watch seasoned chefs create culinary masterpieces right before your eyes. Get the tips and techniques to create your own gourmet appetizers, main dishes and desserts. Culinary classes have an additional cost and vary by itinerary.
Towel Folding Classes: Interested in how the amazing towel creations on your bed each day are made? Check out this passenger favorite class
The Ovation of the Seas features 4 pools. The Solarium pool, which is “adults only” pool, consists of three tiered pools. You can also enjoy hot tubs, a swing for two, and juices and smoothies at the Solarium pool. The Solarium pool is one of two pools that are covered. Because this pool is forward on Deck 14, you have wonderful views of the ocean. This pool is about three feet deep, so it’s perfect for relaxing and lounging.
The second indoor pool is aft of the Solarium. It ranges in depth from 5 ft to 5 ft, 3 inches. This indoor pool is not restricted to adult use. A smaller lounge pool is adjacent to it, and it is flanked by two whirlpools. A pool bar is also in this section of Deck 14.
The first and largest outdoor pool is located in the midship area of Deck 14 on the Ovation of the Seas. This is also the busiest pool on warm, sunny days! From this pool, you can watch the North Star moving through it’s arcs.
The Splashaway Bay includes a 1 ft deep wading pool perfect for little ones. Next to this is a 3 ft deep circular “lazy river” that can be enjoyed by kids of any age!
All pools are open 24 hours a day unless otherwise posted.
Casino & Gambling
The Ovation of the Seas’ Casino Royale located on Deck 3 with Slots, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Three Card Poker, Caribbean Stud, & Texas Hold’em. Slot and Blackjack tournaments (entry fee required) and “Guaranteed $500 Royal Bingo.”
Minimum age for gambling is 21 for Alaska cruises. The casino typically operates any time the ship is in international waters. Gaming lessons are offered at the beginning of the cruise and the casino staff are always willing to answer your questions if you are trying to learn a new game.
Salon & Spa
Ovation of the Seas’ “Vitality at Sea” spa offers a great variety of day spa selections: massages, acupuncture, body wraps, slimming treatments, facial treatments, tooth whitening, steam rooms, and water therapies. The spa is managed by Steiner, the leader in spa management for the majority of the cruise lines. The Salon onboard the Oasis of the Seas offers hair styling, cutting, coloring, eye brow shaping, waxing, manicures, pedicures, and facial treatments. The salon is located on Deck 15.
If you are looking somewhere to get away from the hustle and bustle onboard the Ovation of the Seas, we suggest the Library (Deck 6) and the Solarium (Deck 14).
Usually before 9:00 AM, most areas (save the pool areas) are not crowded. Also, the ship is less populated when it is in port. If you are looking for quiet onboard the ship, port days are a great time to be onboard the Ovation of the Seas.
The Ovation of the Seas boasts a plentiful number of retail shopping options. Most of the shopping venues are located on Decks 4 and 5. Here’s a list of intriguing places where you’ll find a variety of items for purchase:
Shopping Along the Royal Esplanade, Deck 4:
Deck 4 is home to the “Royal Esplanade,” which is home to shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues.
La Mer cosmetics and perfumes.
Korean Beauty is home to skin care products.
The Shop offers souvenirs unique to the Ovation of the Seas, such as apparel, accessories, and ships models.
Prince & Greene features accessories and clothing for women and men.
Sundials is your source for sunglasses.
Michael Kors and Kate Spade for hand bags and fashion.
Swarovski is home to shimmering and creatively crafted crystal jewelry.
Bling! is a great venue for upmarket jewelry
Regalia fine jewelry
Port Merchants is the “general store,” where you can also purchase duty free cigarettes and wines and liquors.
Shopping at The Via, Deck 5: The Via on Deck 5 is the place to go for upscale dining and shopping!
Omega high end crafted leather, fragrances, jewelry, and watches.
Cartier elegant accessories, jewelry, and watches.
About Shopping on the Ovation of the Seas:
When shopping onboard the Ovation of the Seas, bear in mind the fact that prices are all over the spectrum — great on liquor and cigarettes, generally good on watches, and expensive on sundry items. And, when the ship is at sea, you will not have to pay a sales tax — purchases are “duty free.” Also popular is the “Art Auction At Sea,” where you can purchase collectible art while onboard the Ovation of the Seas.
*Information is listed to assist you in planning. Please note that PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE at the discretion of the cruise line.
Ship information from thanks to CruiseAdvice.org
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