Royal Caribbean, the largest fleet in Asia, has sent one of the biggest ships in the world, Ovation of the Seas to Laem Chabang in Thailand.
The vessel made her maiden call to the port earlier this month, in a bid to appeal to the country’s burgeoning cruise market.
Ovation of the Seas arrived on a five-night cruise from Singapore carrying over 4,000 guests which is the largest number of passengers to ever arrive in Laem Chabang.
There was a traditional plaque and key ceremony held between Captain Flemming Nielsen from Ovation of the Seas as well as local officials including Zoroz Kajohnprasat, director of port engineering of Port Authority of Thailand as well as Captain Ito Yoshikata, vp of NYK Auto Logistics in Thailand.
There were over 100 Thai guests who boarded the ship in Singapore on March 29 and disembarked in Laem Chabang while another 200 started their cruise from Laem Chabang to Singapore. The cruise was a special segmented trip organised by Royal Caribbean to cater to the Thai Market.