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822 Royal Caribbean Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews
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PetB
Member Since 2017
1 review
Embarkation, disembarkation all went smoothly. Our cabin was clean and comfortable. Food was good at Cafe at 270, Windjammer and Chops. One bad experience at Silk where very little that we ordered was available. Live entertainment was ... Read more
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Raelsgrant
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was the tenth cruise for my wife and I covering four different cruise lines. The Ovation is the biggest and newest ship to cruise out of Oz, so it was tempting to see what it was like. The 3 day sampler cruise was a good introduction ... Read more
Chumblybum
Member Since 2013
1 review
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
RC has managed to take a huge ship and make it feel cramped with no room for passengers to even pass in the corridor. While a brand new ship in excellent condition and with excellent technology, it was one of the least enjoyable and ... Read more
Newby58
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
508 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
My husband and I wanted to experience “Supercruising” so we booked a sampler on Ovation. We wanted to evaluate the ship before committing to a longer cruise. We had previously been on Voyager, Explorer and Radiance out of ... Read more
Holidayman1
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
We have been on over 10 cruises and we were very excited about going on the Ovation of the Seas. 4th largest ship in the world and not even 12 months old. Check in was excellent and all the staff were also very good setting the scene for ... Read more
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Burnsm
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
Although cruise ship is new the cabins are small, the 4 berth room is terrible as the bed is a fold out lounge which is like sleeping on a wooden board, the mattress is so thin it may as well not be there. Although this has new activities ... Read more
jeremylawrance
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
I chose this cruise to introduce my son's family and my grandchildren to cruising. The ship offered a large range of children's activities backed by what i have experienced with RCCL on Caribbean Cruises. I booked the cruise in May 2016 ... Read more
Ian cognito
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
Having done 9 previous cruises, mostly on Princess we wanted to try Royal Caribbean to judge the differences. So with a new ship Ovation of the seas arriving it was the ideal opportunity. We did the online check in, arrived at the time ... Read more
cruisykev
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
This is truly a beautiful ship absolutely magnificent, state of the art even the lift shaft has art in it, talking of lifts they seem to just glide effortlessly and silently up and down simply mesmerizing. Our cabin was delightful the ... Read more
Wisewoman1
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
Cannot understand the negative reviews. This ship was spacious and you never had trouble finding a quiet spot. Plenty of room with the exception of the Windjammer on busy mornings (in which case other options were preferable). ... Read more
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megsie
Member Since 2010
1 review
585 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Embarked with trepidation, having read some reviews. But we had an excellent time and thoroughly enjoyed our time aboard. The staff really tried hard to please and were asking for feedback should everything be ok. We loved the ... Read more
brad_p
Member Since 2007
1 review
167 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My partner and I travelled on this cruise. It was her second cruise (last one was RCI's Independence Of The Seas around the Caribbean) and my fourth (1x P&O and 2x RCI - Radiance and Independence). I was nervous about this cruise ... Read more
samniffy21
Member Since 2014
1 review
15 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
To try a BIG SHIP. We found the boarding procedure was quick and easy, but we are crown and anchor members!!! We overheard a lot of people complaining re queueing in the hot sun for a couple of hours. We found if you hadn't pre-booked ANY ... Read more
Archibaldy
Member Since 2017
1 review
PRO's. Balcony cabin and Attendant having a fridge and kettle were a bonus 5/5, Ship facilities eg. Pools, outside area's etc all 5/5..Staff all 5/5.The cost for the 8 nights was very good value compared to other ships we have been on but ... Read more
dtclimo
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
I booked this particular ship as I wanted to spend some time doing the IFLY as I had recently done a parachute jump. After looking in the royal caribbean brochure and reading Learn to fly with royal caribbean's I fly i thought this would ... Read more
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Fun Times 2
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
26 forum posts
I had never been to Australia/New Zealand. This cruise was only New Zealand and most ports were just like big American cities. Didn't see any cool animals. Shopping wasn't very good. I even went to a dollar store where nothing was a ... Read more
lakey
Member Since 2004
1 review
5 forum posts
12 helpful votes
The worst cruise that we have ever had----they use the word "ROYAL "In their trade name ,the word Royal invokes class --this company definitely doesn't have class ,none. To start, we where staying in a hotel 15 mins. from the ... Read more
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twmonroe
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Radiance is a good, well-maintained ship, and the crew mostly does a good job onboard. We enjoyed our time, food and related service were better than good and quite satisfactory. Ports and itinerary were well chosen. Cabin was good (could ... Read more
marionroseD
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
There have been lots of negative reviews of this ship so I was keen to write a review as my experience travelling with my young adult daughter was excellent. We have never been on a cruise before so don't have a comparison. But as long as ... Read more
luke100
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
After arriving at the OPT at about 11:45am (we selected 12pm boarding) we were on-board in about 20 minutes. By uploading security photos and receiving the seapass card in the cabin the boarding process was expedited. The shows and ... Read more
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LD86
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was our first experience with RCI and overall we thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of it. Overall, it was very hard to fault the facilities, service and entertainment options. It is an absolutely stunning ship with first class ... Read more
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Georgie lucky girl
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
We were so put off by the reviews that we read before embarking on The Ovation of the Seas. Thankfully, totally unjustified. The ship is exciting and new. The crew are totally committed to pleasing you. If you don't finish a meal they are ... Read more
PBO1111
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Big interest from Australian people and advertisements saying Ovation of the Seas was a great holiday. It was far from a great Holiday, Noumea was our 1st stop and nothing to see. Mystery Island was our 2nd stop and its a Mystery why ... Read more
Jacq2010
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
12 helpful votes
Embarkation - very efficient! Our check in time was scheduled for 11.30am, we were on board at 11.40am. Their statement of kerb to ship in 10 minutes was true. Very well organised which it needs to be when around 4,000 people are boarding. ... Read more
Marina Sydneybest
Member Since 2014
1 review
23 forum posts
1 helpful vote
It was great to see most newest and innovative ship to come to our shores.We used to fly to Europe as we prefer to sail on the bigger and newer ships in the past, Embarkation and disembarkation procedures were well organised and ... Read more
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