Sydney Ferry ride from Circular Quay. Passing Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas cruise ship moored at Overseas Passenger Terminal in Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia. MS Ovation of the Seas is a cruise ship operating for Royal Caribbean International (RCI). The vessel is the third ship in the Quantum class, which surpasses RCI's earlier Freedom-class ships by over 14,000 GT, becoming the second largest class of passenger ships behind RCI's Oasis class ships on a gross tonnage basis. The Ovation mainly sails from Tianjin, China during the northern summer season and repositions to Sydney, Australia during the southern summer season. The Ovation of the Seas is the jewel in the crown of Royal Caribbean's cruise liners. Weighing in at 168,000 tonnes and at a length of three football pitches, this state-of-the-art colossus is packed with incredible facilities and attractions for all the family to enjoy. From the lush landscapes of Australia and New Zealand to the high-tech bustling cities of Asia, a new adventure awaits you every day when you step onboard the Ovation of the Seas. And with many cruises setting sail from local ports across Australia, it has never been easier to explore the high seas on a luxury cruise ship. No matter what your energy level, there's an activity onboard the Ovation of the Seas to match. Retro rollerskating in the SeaPlex, a pampering spa treatment in the luxurious onboard spa, or a high-tech cocktail at the revolutionary Bionic Bar - the choice is yours. However you decide to spend your voyage, you can be certain that the staff and crew of this superb ship will go out of their way to ensure you have the holiday of a lifetime.