Inside Ovation of the Seas’s most expensive suite


Asians cruisers are booking the best rooms aboard Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas – and the vessel’s 11 ultra-luxe suites are a prime target.
Despite a price tag of as much as US$6,300 for the Royal Loft on a three-night sampler, the new Suite Class aboard Royal Caribbean has proved such a hit many sailings are already sold out, according to RCCL in Singapore.
They come with a concierge called a “Royal Genie”, exclusive dining room and access to the best activities, many of which quickly gain queues. Suite Class has a new set of inclusions, including drinks packages that put it on par with luxury ships and their all-inclusive offerings.
The Royal Loft Suite is 840 square feet on two levels, with enormous picture windows running up two floors at the back of the ship.
Cruise&Travel Asia visited the suite in Asia. It had been occupied by a family of six. It has a huge balcony, a private open-air spa pool, facilities to eat on the main back balcony and a generous dining table for six.
There is a walk in wardrobe in the master bedroom, special mattress and a private media room which converts to a double bedroom.
A family could happily spend most of their cruise in the suite.
Suite class gives guests the inclusions of a luxury ship – and the benefits of a big ship, like shows and many dining venues.
The company was already seeing young new-to-cruise families calling up for information.
RCCL described Ovation of the Seas as “a whole new class of cruising”.
And after sailing on her in Asia earlier this month, Cruise&Travel Asia agrees. She is fresh, with great food offerings, terrific activities and entertainment.
The triple-tiered huge dining room has been made into four separate venues, with dynamic dining
RCCL maintains Ovation, as the newest and biggest ship ever to come to Asia, raises the bar with activities like the iFly, Flowrider, bumper cars, robot bar men and 18 eating venues.
While many are on other Royal Caribbean ships, the all-new Ovation Of the Seas will become the new benchmark.