ovation of the seas

Ovation of the Seas is a Quantum Class ship and is one of the largest cruise ships in the world. It has a total gross tonnage of 168,666 and is 1,142 feet long.

Ovation of the Seas has a variety of entertainment and activities that cater to all ages. There is a FlowRider surf simulator, Ripcord by iFLY skydiving simulator and a North Star observation pod that offers views from 300 feet above sea level.


Flowrider is an exciting new wave pool attraction that brings the thrill of surfing to a cruise ship. It’s a skill and thrill water sport that’s popular with teens and families.

Originally designed and operated as a land-based facility, Royal Caribbean introduced Flowrider on its ships to give guests a unique surf simulator experience. Pumps project high-speed water (approximately 20-30 mph) across a semi-enclosed, padded incline to create sheet waves that mimic the amplitude of ocean surfing.

Participants ride bodyboards and flowboards – which can be kneeled, drop-knee, or prone in position – to perform various tricks while riding on a stationary wave. They get all their speed from the power of the flowing water that moves upward.

While falls are common, a padded floor and fast-moving water help break the fall, making it less dangerous than traditional wave pools. However, it’s important to remember that you should tuck your arms in when falling because the force of the moving water can catch clothing and pull-down tops.


Skydiving is one of those experiences that a lot of people have on their bucket list. It’s a great way to shake off that apathetic lull and give your body a little more variety.

It’s not just about the adrenaline rush – it’s also about experiencing a near weightlessness in freefall, which allows you to take in incredible views from above. And as you fall, you’ll feel as if time is slowing to a standstill, which is very relaxing and empowering.

Skydiving is performed using a two-parachute system, with the main parachute (the one that’s in the canopy) and a backup parachute (the reserve) all housed in a backpack called a “container”. Most skydiving centers require their jumpers to have an automatic activation device installed on their backpacks, which will automatically deploy the reserve parachute in case they’re not able to do so. It’s a very safe system and is often used by modern military.

Bumper Cars

Bumper cars are an amusement park staple that has entertained people for more than a century. They’ve always been a fun way to get rid of pent-up energy.

While bumper cars were first introduced in 1920, they’ve seen many improvements over the years. Over the years, bumper car rides have become safer and more fun for riders.

Today, bumper cars are designed with rubber linings around the exterior to soften impact and prolong the damage from collisions. This helps riders feel a little jolt when they crash into another car, but it also diffuses the force and makes it less of a dangerous accident.

However, it is important to be safe on bumper cars, just like when driving a vehicle on the street. The law of inertia means that drivers will keep moving after a collision and may be thrown from the car, if they aren’t properly restrained.


The largest indoor active space at sea, it’s a bi-level Deck 15 play zone where you can have a swell time with first-at-sea bumper cars, roller skating and a circus school with an at-sea first flying trapeze.

Then, there’s also a really clever multi-use sports court where you can pick up a quick game of basketball, ping pong or foosball. If that’s not enough, you can also try your hand at Clash for the Crystal City, an epic glow-in-the-dark laser tag arena with Yetis and Snow Shifters competing to take control of the mythical ice city.

Overlooking the main floor of SeaPlex is a super fun second floor, home to Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade. It offers a wide range of games and sports on 60 televisions, including arcade classics and tournaments. It also features the first-ever food truck at sea, the SeaPlex Dog House that serves a variety of sausages and hot dogs to match the kind you might find in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York or Miami.