Western Washington Ataxia Support Group Alaska Cruise
August 23 – 30, 2019
Round-Trip Seattle with Port Stops in Juneau, Skagway and Victoria, BC
RCCL’S OVATION OF THE SEAS
WESTERN WASHINGTON ATAXIA SUPPORT GROUP INVITES YOU TO SAIL AWAY WITH US FROM SEATTLE
Packed with bells and whistles, Ovation of the Seas is the third ground-breaking ship to join Royal Caribbean’s Quantum class. There are plenty of similarities with its two sister ships — Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas — including the thrilling RipCord by iFly skydiving simulator, the North Star capsule that transports passengers 90 metres (300 feet) above sea level for bird’s-eye views, bumper cars, trapeze classes, world-class entertainment and — in short — nonstop fun.
The ship’s entertainment scene is outstanding, with Broadway-style theatre shows and cabarets that combine human talent with technical wizardry. All-singing, all-dancing gadgets are not just confined to the stage. Ovation has myriad high-tech features including Royal IQ, a free interactive scheduling service that lets passengers make reservations for dining, entertainment and activities; it’s available as an app for mobile devices or can be used via kiosks and tablets throughout the ship. Thanks to a huge investment in satellite Internet, connectivity is fast and efficient. It’s good to see USB ports for in-cabin charging and the option for RFID WOWband wristbands, which can be used instead of key cards.
Another exceptional feature is the artwork: An A$5.8 million (US$4.5 million) collection of 11,000 pieces. Much more than just space fillers to adorn blank walls, the installations, paintings and sculptures wouldn’t be out of place in the world’s top galleries. Sky Wave, over the Royal Esplanade, is the first moving sculpture at sea, and the Flutter Wall, on the way to the Royal Theatre, is a three-metre (120-inch) screen filled with interactive butterflies. Elsewhere are smaller surprises: a retro petrol pump beneath a stairwell; panda and koala faces on human shoulders; and boxed pictures with tiny people inside. It’s worth doing a top-to-bottom walking tour of the ship to discover the artwork alone.
With so much to see, do and discover, Ovation delights and excites in equal measure and is ideal for longer itineraries, which give passengers time to enjoy the many onboard attractions to the full.
We have a very limited supply of accessible and standard cabins. A deposit of $500 will reserve your cabin. Prices begin at $1471 per person for inside cabin (based on double occupancy) and include taxes, port fees, gratuities and insurance. Please call for current pricing as well as single, triple and quad occupancy. Air, transfers, hotels, shore excursions, alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, bottled water and items of a personal nature are additional.