Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas is breaking with the series of West End musicals that have featured on Royal Caribbean’s recent launches.
Chicago, We Will Rock You, and Mamma Mia! Are among the shows booked for the theatres on ships such as Anthem of the Seas, Quantum, Oasis, and Allure.
Ovation – which is the company’s first ship designed with a Chinese audience in mind – will present home-grown spectaculars in its 1,300-seat theatre, and in the multi-function entertainment space Two70.
Spectra’s Cabaret (above), already a hit on sister ship Anthem of the Seas, will be reproduced in Two70 on Ovation, making full use of the six RoboScreens and a 100-ft-wide projection screen. Live performers mix music and acrobatics to create the spectacular show.
Two new production shows will alternate in the ship’s Royal Theatre.
The Dream chronicles the story of a man who is visited by his departed soulmate. 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.
Live. Love. Legs. The creative team behind “Sequins & Feathers” on Quantum of the Seas has brought its signature combination of singers and dancers to “Live. Love. Legs” – a collection of aerial acrobatics, next-generation choreography and vocal performances worthy of the Broadway stage.
The 4,180-passenger Ovation of the Seas will also offer guests a lineup of late-night events and parties. The Music Hall hosts tribute acts and theme parties such as Groovy Town.
Younger guests are not forgotten, with events and activities featuring DreamWorks Animation’s popular film characters. From DreamWorks character breakfasts in the main dining room, impromptu ‘meet-and-greet’ experiences to photo-ops throughout the day and exclusive DreamWorks merchandise – kids of all ages can join in the fun.
Ovation of the Seas will officially launch in April; her inaugural sailing is a three night cruise from Southampton on 14 April.
UK holidaymakers then have two more chances to board before the ship leaves for her home port of Tianjin, China. There’s a five-night cruise to France and Belgium (17-22 April) followed by a seven-night cruise to France and Spain.