THE fourth-largest cruise ship in the world has made its Australian debut and is expected to inject more than $35 million into the country’s economy in its first season.
Ovation of the Seas docked in Fremantle on Tuesday as part of a Singapore-to-Sydney journey, and is expected to generate more than $2.4 million for the local economy just from passenger spending.
Onboard activities include a viewing capsule that can hover 90 metres above sea level, robotic bartenders, a circus school and indoor sky diving and surfing experiences.
It will depart Fremantle on Wednesday, before stopping in Adelaide and Hobart en route to Sydney where it will dock on December 15.
KEY FACTS ABOUT THE SHIP:
* Can accommodate 5000 guests
* 1500 crew
* 2091 rooms
* 18 decks
* 168,666 tonnes
* 347m long and 41m wide