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The Top 10 Things To Do Onboard Ovation Of The Seas

A groundbreaking Quantum class cruise ship, Ovation of the Seas® is packed with next-level bow-to-stern experiences perfect for travellers of all ages. So that you can maximize your cruise experiences from Australia, we’ve rounded up 10 can’t-miss things to do onboard. Enjoy and happy sailing!

Latest Update -  April 30, 2024


Looking for a ship that has it all, from showstopping entertainment and delicious dining to adrenaline-amping rides and chill poolside vibes? Ovation of the Seas® checks all the boxes-and then some! You’ll find fan-favourites that have made Royal Caribbean one of the best loved cruise lines in the world, classics like FlowRider®, a thrilling 12+ metres long surf simulator. Not to mention new cutting-edge experiences such as the robotic-mixology at Bionic Bar®, tech-infused spectaculars at Two70® and awe-inspiring views from more than 91+ metres above sea level in the North Star℠, the tallest viewing deck on a cruise ship.

With so many unforgettable discoveries lining Ovation of the Seas decks, we recommend, you plan out some of your sea days in advance. Keep reading to find out which onboard activities, shows and dining experiences top guests’ lists year after year.  


Kids can’t get enough of Splashaway Bay℠ –which makes Ovation of the Seas a great choice for families travelling with children! At this fun-filled aqua park, little ones will have a blast slipping down mini-slides, blasting water cannons, splashing in fountains and jumping in multiple pools and whirlpools. There’s even a giant water bucket that tips over periodically, soaking anyone beneath it! Parents, keep your cameras ready for this — it’s an unforgettable photo opportunity!    


Among Royal Caribbean's first-at-sea feats, North Star® ranks high-and not just because it's the tallest viewing deck on a ship! This Guinness World Record holder is an engineering marvel, a sleek observation capsule that ascends 91+ metres above sea level. Step into the translucent pod to take in unforgettable 360-views of the ocean, ship and surrounding sights. Reserve your ride via the Cruise Planner app.  


When you’re craving serene, sun-soaked relaxation, there’s no place like the crystal-canopied Solarium. Open to guests aged 16 and older, this breathtaking indoor-outdoor retreat is the perfect spot to sip your favourite drink, go for a swim and unwind. Soak in captivating views of the surrounding scenery through expansive windows in a climate-controlled space that feels comfortable year-round. And if your muscles are aching a little from night-and-day play, slip into one of the heated whirlpools where the steam will soothe away any lingering knots. When craving grown-up luxury on your cruise, look no further than the stunning Solarium. 

Power Up Playtime With At Seaplex®

You can always count on Royal Caribbean to go big and bold with onboard cruise experiences — and the sprawling SeaPlex is no exception. The largest indoor activity space at sea, this ahh-some adventure zone offers fierce family fun of all types, transforming from a full-size basketball court into a dance floor, a circus and trapeze school, and a roller skating arena. SeaPlex® is also home to the only bumper cars at sea. It’s free and open to guests aged five years and older. And when the hankering strikes for classic arcade games–like foosball, air hockey and table tennis–you’ll also find those at the incredible SeaPlex®.

Free-Fall Into Adventure With RipCord® By IFLY®

Seeking the ultimate adrenaline rush? Then we invite you to suit up, get your bold on and step into RipCord® by iFLY®, a skydiving simulator where you experience the rush of free-falling from a plane. This gravity-defying attraction is top-rated with guests, and the reason is no surprise! Where else can you unlock the maxed-out thrills of skydiving without ever having to leave the cruise ship’s top deck? Kids can also get in on the high-flying action — RipCord® by iFLY® is open to guests aged three years and older. Reserve a session onboard or via Cruise Planner.

Order Cocktails From A Master-Mixing Robot At Bionic Bar

Futuristic tech is behind the cravable cocktails at Bionic Bar, a Quantum Class staple and an Ovation of the Seas hot-spot. Night and day, at this photo-worthy hangout, two robotic bartenders shake, stir and sling delicious drinks coded in binary. Time-honoured classics and creative signature drinks are showcased here, but you can also submit your own recipe for an original cocktail or mocktail. Just key in the ingredients and proportions into one of the bar’s iPads and let the mecha-mixologists manning the bar bring it to life. While you’re waiting for your drinks, keep an eye on the electronic display boards—they highlight cool stats about guest orders and where yours is in the queue. 


You can expect palate-pleasing surprises at every Ovation of the Seas restaurant—but for a truly out-of-this-world dining experience, there’s nothing quite like Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine. At this unique speciality restaurant, the marvels begin the moment you step in the entrance. As you stroke the menu with a water-dipped paintbrush, tantalising dishes magically appear–much to the delight of the younger family members!. Every appetiser, entrée and dessert at Wonderland pushes the culinary envelope, spotlighting unexpected flavour combinations and inspired presentations. For a delectable treat, try the crispy crab cones topped with fluffy avocado mousse or the spicy, smoky Buffalo chicken eggs. Liquid lobster served with bone marrow and caviar is also a fan-favourite, as is the Berkshire pork belly paired with apples and cracklin. 


Cap your adventure-packed day catching a spectacular show at the Royal Theatre. You’re sure to cry “Encore!” at Live. Love. Legs, where extravagant outfits, extraordinary visual effects, and flawless choreography create a mesmerising spectacle. Its sister show, Pixels, celebrates the ship’s advanced technology in an epic fusion of music, live performance, special light and sound effects, as well as experimental cinematography. Both original productions are complementary to cruise guests — just make a reservation via the Cruise Planner app or onboard at the box office.  

Enter A New Age Of Onboard Cruise Entertainment At Two70

During the day, Two70® is the ultimate place to kick back and take in the sights — 270 degrees of windows spanning two stories offer sweeping views as you sail between destinations. At sunset, this idyllic space morphs into a dynamic multimedia theatre presenting dazzling shows that combine displays across robotic dancing screens, aerialists, special lighting effects and so much more. Every scene-stealing spectacular is free to cruise guests. Simply make reservations onboard at the box office or through the Cruise Planner app. 

Hit The Dance Floor During A Live Concert At Music Hall

In the mood to jam out or go dancing? Then Music Hall — a huge multi-level concert venue that hosts some of the best cover bands in the industry — is the destination of choice! From night to night the music varies— sometimes it’s all about jiving disco grooves, at others you’ll catch classic rock or even swing bands. Between whirls on the dance floor, take a breather by kicking back in one of the venue’s comfy and intimate lounge spaces with a drink from the bar. As with so many onboard experiences, admission is free for cruise guests. While these are ten of the top things to do onboard Ovation of the Seas, you’ll discover many other family-friendly activities, jaw-dropping experiences and delicious dining options. Whether you’re chasing far-flung thrills or want to fill every moment onboard with chill vibes, you’ll find this Quantum Class stunner lives up to its reputation as one of the best cruise ships in the Royal Caribbean fleet.

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