Royal Caribbean International’s cruise ship Ovation of the Seas made her maiden call at Laem Chabang last week. She arrived on a 5-night cruise from Singapore carrying over 4,000 guests – the highest number ever on a ship call at the Thai port.
A traditional plaque and key ceremony was held between Ovation of the Seas’ Captain Flemming Nielsen and local officials such as Mr Zoroz Kajohnprasat, Director of Port Engineering Division of Port Authority of Thailand and Captain Ito Yoshikata, Vice President of NYK Auto Logistics (Thailand).
Ovation of the Seas was on an overnight stay in port at Laem Chabang, allowing guests to enjoy a longer stay in Bangkok. They have the opportunity to discover Wat Po, with its famous Reclining Buddha, Central World Plaza for shopping, the UNESCO world heritage site of Ayutthaya as well as traditional Thai massage and a tour of the floating market in the nearby city of Pattaya.
Over 100 guests from Thailand boarded the ship in Singapore at the start of the cruise, while another 200 plus sailed all the way to Singapore, as a special segmented cruise by Royal Caribbean to cater to the Thai market.
Ovation of the Seas is offering 10 cruises from Singapore ranging from 3 to 5 nights to Penang, Phuket, Bangkok (Laem Chabang), and a one-way 12-night cruise to Tianjin with calls at Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My) for an overnight, Hue/Danang (Chan May), Hong Kong and Seoul (Incheon).
She will be back in the region for two sailings in April 2018.