Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Ovation of the Seas First Time in The Philippines

Ovation Of The Seas by The Royal Caribbean International
Asia's largest and most revolutionary cruise ship  Ovation of the Seas, by Royal Caribbean International, arrived at Subic Bay for the first time last June 8. And also did make her maiden call at Manila the following day, June 9.





Ovation Of The Seas by The Royal Caribbean International

This is by far the largest ever cruise ship to call at any Filipino port. Also having the highest number of guests onboard with over 4,700 from around the world. And is on a 5-night cruise from Hong Kong.




Royal Caribbean International is an award-winning global cruise brand with a 49-year legacy of innovation and introducing industry "firsts" never before seen at sea. The cruise line features an expansive and unmatched array of features and amenities only found on Royal Caribbean including, jaw-dropping, Broadway-style entertainment and industry-acclaimed programming that appeals to families and adventurous vacationers alike. Onboard, guests are catered to with the cruise line's world-renowned friendly and engaging Gold Anchor Service by every staff and crew member. Royal Caribbean has been voted   "Best Cruise Line Overall" for 15 consecutive years at the Travel Weekly Reader's Choice Awards and named the "Best Cruise Operator" for 10 consecutive years at the TTG Travel Awards as well as "Best Cruise Line at the Travel Weekly  Asia's Reader's Choice Awards since 2015. The cruise line sails 25v of the world's most innovative cruise ships to the most popular destinations in Bermuda and the Caribbean, Europe, Canada and New England, Alaska, South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.



A traditional plaque exchange ceremony was held onboard in celebration of the maiden call at Subic Bay between Ovation of the Seas' Captain Flemming Nielsen and local officials namely Atty. Wilma Eisma, Chairman and Administration of Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority and Mr. Roberto Alabado III, Assistant Secretary of Department of Tourism. Senator Richard "Dick" Gordon and Ms. Ma. Cristina Garcia, Vice Governor of Bataan were present at the event as well.

Atty. Wilma Eisma, Chairman, and Administration of Subic Bay Metropolitan AuthorityOvation Of The Seas by The Royal Caribbean International

Ovation Of The Seas by The Royal Caribbean International

Senator Richard Gordon at the Ovation Of The Seas by The Royal Caribbean International

Ovation of the Seas in Subic Bay for the first time

Local and RCL dignitaries onboard Ovation of the Seas in Subic Bay 

The same ceremony also took place in celebration of the ship's maiden call that happened in Manila, with Captain Nielsen and Mr. Mancile Francisquiel, Port Manager of Philippine Ports Authority, Mr. Pocholo Joselito Paragas, Chief Operating Officer of Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) - Department of Tourism, and Atty. Solfia Arboladura, Director of Manila Tourism and Cultural Affairs Bureau who will present the "Key to the City of Manila".

At 347m long, 168,666 gross registered tonnages and filled with first-at sea features and technologies, Ovation of the Seas is the largest cruise ship to enter the Philippines. She has a total capacity of 4,905 guests staying in 2,091 staterooms and hosted by 1,500 crew.

I was invited to take a peak of this Ginormous Cruise Ship, The Ovation of The Seas by Royal Caribbean International 
First Time Ever to Dock in the Philippines


Aci Girl at The Ovation of the Seas, Royal Carribean International

While Ovation of the Seas is in port at Subic Bay, guests will have the opportunity to discover and experience local attractions on Royal Caribbean's shore excursions. Guests can marvel at the craftsmanship of antique and replicated mansions from the Spanish colonial-era during the Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Heritage Tour, travel through breathtaking river valleys then soak in the steamy Puning Hot Spring and watch a variety of marine animals at Ocean Adventure.

The Ovation of The Seas by Royal Caribbean International 

The Ovation of The Seas by Royal Caribbean International 

The Ovation of The Seas by Royal Caribbean International

In Manila, guests can choose to go for shore excursions such as the Tagaytay Tour and the Manila City Tour. During Tagaytay Tour, guests will see the remarkable panoramic view of Taal Lake and Volcano and have the chance to visit a pineapple plantation to try sweet pineapple or buy souvenirs from the furniture and wood carving shops. Meanwhile, the Manila City Tour will present guests the opportunity to witness Roman Catholic and Spanish-colonial era landmarks such as the historic Basilica Manila Cathedral, San Agustin Church which has a museum run by the Augustinian order featuring antique vestments and colonial-era furniture and the centuries-old "The Walled City" that consists of torified walls, church ruins and relics from Spain's Conquistadores.


The Ovation of The Seas by Royal Caribbean International 

Shops inside The Ovation of The Seas by Royal Caribbean International 

Basket Ball Courts at The Ovation of The Seas by Royal Caribbean International 
 
Bump Cars are available too!!! The Ovation of The Seas by Royal Caribbean International 
 SeaPlex at The Ovation of The Seas by Royal Caribbean International 


Robotic Bartenders at the 'Bionic Bar' at The Ovation of The Seas by Royal Caribbean International 




Guests onboard the 18-deck Ovation of the Seas will enjoy the 'North Star', an observation capsule that rises 92 meters over the ocean; 'Two70'- a hi-tech entertainment venue; cocktails served by robotic bartenders at the 'Bionic Bar' ; skydiving and surfing simulation experiences; interior virtual balcony staterooms with real-time ocean views; luxurious Loft Suites with large living areas and private concierge service; and 'SeaPlex', the largest indoor activity space at sea housing roller-skating, bumper cars and more. The ship also features 18 dining venues with cuisines from around the globe, including Jamie's Italian by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.

Chic at The Ovation of The Seas by Royal Caribbean International 

The Ovation of The Seas by Royal Caribbean International 

The Ovation of The Seas by Royal Caribbean International 
Ovation of the Seas Chic Restaurant

Ovation of the Seas Chic Restaurant
What did I order?

Seafood Salad


Garlic Tiger Shrimp


Warm Chocolate Cake

The highlight of Ovation of the Seas' upcoming cruise
:
The 6-night cruise from Hong Kong to Tianjin on June 15
with calls at Fukuoka and Shimonoseki

The 12-night cruise from Tianjin to Singapore on October 7
(Visiting Okinawa (Naha), Taipei (Keelung), Hong Kong, Hue/ Danang (Chan May), 
Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My)

and The 14-night cruise from Singapore to Sydney on October 19.
( Visiting Perth (Fremantle), Adelaide and Hobart )



For more details, updates and be in the know for the latest promos, check them out now!
Royal Carribean Philippines

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