Last updated: 09:00 AM ET, Thu March 24 2016

WATCH: Ovation of the Seas Readies for Launch with New Entertainment

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | Royal Caribbean International | Jason Leppert | March 24, 2016

WATCH: Ovation of the Seas Readies for Launch with New Entertainment

Photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean International’s third Quantum-class ship – the new Ovation of the Seas – is nearing its April 2016 launch for China, and final preparations are under way to take the ship to sea with loads of entertainment.

The three videos embedded below, hosted at my Popular Cruising YouTube channel, showcase three crucial steps in launching the new ship: final docking out from the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, installing its North Star deck attraction and making it down the River Ems to the ocean.

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What’s more, Royal Caribbean International is prepping its lineup of entertainment for the Ovation of the Seas with one favorite performance and two all-new production shows. The ship’s architecturally and technologically advanced Two70 aft observation lounge and entertainment venue will reprise “Spectra’s Cabaret” from Anthem of the Seas.

Combining the 8K-resolution Vistarama projection backdrop, half a dozen Roboscreens and live-action singers, dancers and acrobats will be the wild show that immerses the audience in an auditory and visual trance of eclectic music and movement.

In the main Royal Theater, two new productions will take to the stage with “The Dream” and “Live. Love. Legs.” The former will follow a man who has a dream in which he encounters his dead soulmate and is encouraged to renew his passion and discover love again. The musical narrative will take the audience from his fear to his awakening.

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The latter is being produced by the team that created “Sequins & Feathers” aboard Quantum of the Seas and will join aerial acrobatics with Broadway-style vocal prowess. The international company will set the scene with elaborate costumes, video effects and full sensory stimulation.

Plus, the Ovation of the Seas will feature other evening events from live performances in Music Hall to theme parties like “Twist & Shout” and “Fireworks Party.” The line’s partnership with DreamWorks Animation will also delight families thanks to film screenings, character breakfasts, meet-and-greets and merchandise. To get a taste of the kind of entertainment that will be offered onboard, you can watch my video review of sister-ship Anthem of the Seas, also embedded below.

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