We had a wonderful family holiday on this ship
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The ship is new! It is beautifully furnished, interesting artworks, lovely furniture and well,designed balcony staterooms. ...
Sailed on the New Years Eve Cruise out of Sydney. Overall it was a fantastic trip & the ship was magnificent however there were huge queues from beginning to end. Got out of the taxi at the the port & dropped off our bags at the ...
A new ship - and the largest ship to sail in Australia - our anticipation and excitement was high before boarding. But that's when the problems started. Boarding the ship took HOURS for most people. The process in Sydney was nothing ...
We needed a holiday badly and thought that the biggest RCL ship to cruise out of Australia could be the way to go.This was our 6th cruise and we had very high expectations.
Michaels pub staff were very efficient and friendly and our ...
We chose this cruise as it fell over our holiday time. I have to say we had a teriffic time and we are already thinking of booking another.
Our cabin was great, we had the biggest window ever! There was plenty of wardrobe and ...
Love cruising! The Radience is kept clean and the staff are happy and helpful, room clean and loved our free upgrade to the balcony, first time with a balcony and sitting outside reading was peaceful.
The shows were great and loved the ...
The whole experience was ruined by the constant upselling. Most activities were based on the ship selling something, but not for the enjoyment of the customers. The waiters too, were constantly trying to sell lunches and dinners time and ...
Selected this cruise due to holiday time available.
Have done 20+ cruises previously ( mainly Princess and Celebrity). First and last time on old Royal Caribbean ships.
No toiletries in bathrooms
No drinks in fridge
Have to say our room attendant, waiters and drink waiter staff of an evening made a trip amazing, nothing was too much of a problem and they went beyond to make a cruise memorable.
Overall our cruise was great, ship was spotless, food ...
We enjoyed almost every minute, the staff were the most helpful, courteous staff we came across. We did not rate the shows generally as the sound was far too harsh and loud for us. It is first time not seen every show. The ice show was ...
Overall as a family group we were happy with this cruise.9 in our group 3 cabins.
2 balconys and 1 ocean view cabins clean and tidy
Pool areas were good ,always clean towels available.
Grankids loved the flowrider.
This was our xmas holiday /new year cruise, just the two of us. The virtual cabin was great, apart from our young neighbours on one side who continually slept most of the day and slammed the door most of the night throwing themselves ...
We booked this Xmas cruise over a year ago so anticipation was quite high and the hype of the mega ship's arrival in Australian waters only adding to it.
Embarkation was very smooth. More smoothly than we have experienced when joining ...
We were on the xmas cruise departing Sydney to New Zealand.Dissapointed.It was our 3rd cruise .In the dining room chic we had to send back glasses on the table as they had marks on them and they were not cleaned.The vintage bar had a ...
We cruise every december. As this was a new ship sailing at christmas/holiday and sailing out of australia to new zealand thought it would be a wonderful cruise. One must remember this ship is geared for the asian market therefore english ...
The Ovation of the Seas did nothing for us We were on the maiden xmas cruise to New Zealand. We took the cruise instead of spending xmas with our familys as we thought it would be a cruise of a lifetime.
On xmas day no tables were ...
The new boarding pass system is quick and efficient..... Until immigration... Long queues and standard delays.
Lovely new ship, lots of features taken from Celebrity's Solstice class - quirky artwork & gleaming surfaces, ...
Ovation of the Seas is a beautiful ship with quite a few teething problems. Had a fabulous cruise on Oasis of the Seas out of Fort Lauderdale in 2015. Oasis is 80,000 tonne larger than the Ovation and the organisation on such a large ...
Food was absolutely disgusting. Presentation was poor and looked like a five year old had put something on a plate. No consistency. We would order the same dish and it looked completely different.
The shows were not that great ...
This was our first experience with RCCL and one which we really looked forward to, given the hype around the arrival of this new ship to Sydney, the largest ever to call Australia home, albeit only for 10 weeks. 'Supercruising Has Arrived' ...
The biggest frustration I experienced on the cruise was the language barrier. For the majority of staff on the ship, English was their second language. For the most, I could not find anyone who could understand me, or my questions.
The ship was very impressive, the staff were excellent. Food was very very average, they changed dinning format from when we booked to when we sailed. The food was of a poor standard and poor presentation with menus being repeated up to 4 ...
We chose this cruise to experience one of the Quantum All Mighty Ships to hit Australia for the first time.
Firstly the ship stayed in port in Sydney for two days to promote the ship and to allow the travel agents on board. We were ...
The ship was elegant and the staff excellent.
The food in the Windjammer would have been better, if the children were more supervised. I observed on two occasions a child tasting food and putting it back.
The dinning room menu was ...
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