Ovation of the Seas Alaska Glacier North Star
Ovation of the Seas Alaska Glacier North Star


Meet Ovation of the Seas®, the biggest ship to sail to Alaska.

Published on August 5, 2019

Rugged mountain ranges, unspoiled wilderness, glimmering glaciers and misty fjords — there are so many reasons to visit Alaska. And while there’s no shortage of options when it comes to diving deep into this northern state’s stark natural beauty, there’s nothing quite like experiencing America’s last frontier onboard the revolutionary cruise ship Ovation of the Seas®, sailing Alaska summer cruises from Seattle. Part of the Royal Caribbean Quantum Class, the ship has been hailed the biggest and boldest to ever sail the Alaska coast. That’s quite a claim to make. But when you consider views from every stateroom, one-of-a-kind onboard activities you can enjoy in any climate, world class dining, bar-raising entertainment and nightlife, you’ll find Ovation more than lives up to the title. Still not convinced? Here are just a few reasons why Ovation of the Seas is the best way to visit Alaska.


Ovation of the Seas brings record-breaking views to the last frontier — like a panoramic look at the surrounding wilderness from 300 feet above sea level on the North Star, the highest vantage point of any cruise ship sailing to Alaska. If you want to wake up to spectacular sights every morning, you’ll have plenty of options — Ovation of the Seas has more balconies than any ship cruising to Alaska. It’s also the only ship in the region that offers views from every room. Even interior and single studio staterooms have virtual balconies showcasing live, real time views of the breathtaking scenery outside. Since Alaska is known for its awe-inspiring natural landscapes, you’re guaranteed to be taking in pristine glacier-dotted bays, sweeping coastal plains, jagged basalt cliffs and lush temperate rain forests as you sail from one incredible port to another.


The Quantum Class was designed for all kinds of weather, which means Ovation of the Seas is perfect for an Alaskan adventure. Onboard you’ll find the largest and most revolutionary indoor activity space at sea, the Seaplex — big enough to include a full-size basketball court, bumper cars, a roller rink and even a trapeze school. Not to mention fully-adaptable outdoor spaces, like pools with retractable roofs. If you’re craving a rush of adrenaline, you can pull on a wet suit and join a hang-ten session on the FlowRider®* surf simulator as you sail past glaciers of the Alaska Inside Passage or Glacier Bay National Park. And say goodbye to gravity while experiencing an exhilarating free-fall in a transparent chamber on RipCord by iFLY, the only skydiving simulator at sea. At night, cozy up with a blanket and settle in for a movie under the stars on the pool deck. With so much to see and do onboard, it’s no surprise Ovation of the Seas is considered the best Alaska cruise out there.


Alaska’s a showstopper, and so are the performances you’ll enjoy when you sail there on Ovation of the Seas. One of the ship’s biggest wows is also one of the most exciting event spaces you’ll find at sea — or on land. Two70 is a unique, groundbreaking venue that offers sweeping panoramic sea views through floor-to-ceiling glass walls spanning almost three decks. When the sun goes down, the space fuses dynamic technology and live entertainment to create dazzling displays — like the original theater production Pixels, where talented performers and dancing robotic screens follow electrifying choreography in a never-before-seen blend of art and tech.
Impressed yet? You’ll quickly find that robots do much more than dance onboard Ovation of the Seas. If you swing by the Bionic Bar, you can order a drink on a tablet and watch as robot bartenders shake, stir and muddle your favorite cocktail for you. Plus, there are plenty of other places to grab a sip between new discoveries, whether you’re in the mood for a glass of your favorite pinot at Vintages or the ultimate piña colada paired with 360º views at the North Star Bar.


In between soaking up all the thrills Alaska has in store, you’re bound to work up an appetite. Fortunately, Ovation of the Seas offers world class dining that’s as delicious as Alaska is wild. At Izumi Japanese Cuisine you’ll find lots of freshly-prepared rolls to satisfy your sushi craving, while the team at Jamie’s Italian by Jamie Oliver serves up all your favorite Tuscan-inspired flavors family-style. Prime meat and steakhouse classics take center stage at Chops Grille, and at Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine you can take your taste buds on a wild ride with enchanted elixirs and whimsical culinary creations. Looking for something a little more local? Fish & Ships serves up a taste of the Last Frontier right onboard, so you can nosh on a basket of freshly battered halibut or an Alaskan pollock sandwich while soaking up glacial views from the top deck. And that’s not even scratching the surface of this ship’s incredible dining options.

Without a doubt, a trip to Alaska should be at the top of everyone’s bucket list. And whether you’re a veteran traveler who’s cruised to Alaska before, or just setting out on your first visit to this remote and ruggedly beautiful destination, you’ll quickly discover there’s no better way to experience Alaska than onboard one of the world’s most incredible ships. Ready to answer the call of the wild? Alaska summer sailings for 2021 onboard Ovation of the Seas are open for booking, so you can get a head-start on planning your most epic northern getaway yet.

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