Ovation of the Seas Cruise Ship in Unscheduled Dry Dock for Repairs; Cruises Cancelled

May 3, 2017
Ovation of the Seas Dry Dock Repairs

Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas has gone into dry dock in China for propulsion repairs.

The cruise line was forced to cancel two sailings: a four-night cruise from its Chinese homeport of Tianjin on April 26 and another on April 30 as a result of the unplanned repairs.

The 4,180-passenger ship is due to resume sailing from Tianjin today (May 4).

A Royal Caribbean spokesperson said: "Ovation of the Seas recently underwent maintenance on components of the ship's propulsion system. The work was necessary but not urgent, therefore after exploring numerous options, we determined to undertake the work between 26 April to 3 May, which regrettably meant we needed to cancel two four-night cruises. The maintenance is complete and Ovation of the Seas will sail from Tianjin today as scheduled on a six-night cruise to Japan."

Ovation of the Seas is the newest vessel in the line's Quantum Class of ships and divides its time between China and Australia.

--By Adam Coulter, Managing Editor, U.K.