Sydney welcomed the world’s 4th largest cruise ship, Ovation of the Seas, into Port Jackson. Her Operator, Royal Caribbean announced that Sydney will be her new home port. This behemoth has a length of more than three football fields, weighing 167,800 tonnes and featuring 18 decks.
This vessel can serve over 4900 guests plus 1500 crew.
“Her two-day visit to Sydney is expected to inject over $3.3 million in passenger spend alone, while her maiden Australian season is expected to inject more than $35 million into the national economy,” the company statement reads. The ship will visits ports in the South Pacific including around Australia and New Zealand.
We had many of our charter boats cruise by Circular Quay to check out this Ovation of the Seas, a sight that dwarfed the Opera House.