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769 Royal Caribbean Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews
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Marty156
Member Since 2013
1 review
105 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Spur of the moment decision to join this ship from Perth to Sydney on maiden voyage to Australia. This would make it our 14th ocean cruise. A balcony as always. We had previously traveled on her larger brother, (Allure of the Seas) ... Read more
pkwessel
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
89 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Background info, we are seasoned cruisers, opened minded people and don't let the little things get in the way of a great holiday as life is too short! We jumped on the Ovation of the Seas from Fremantle - Adelaide just before ... Read more
Ljtravels
Member Since 2016
1 review
23 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I wanted to sail on Ovation of the Seas because of her size and the fact I could sail from Fremantle to Sydney. So I needed to book through the charter company's agent. We had chosen a balcony cabin but misinterpreted the 2 or 1 cabin ... Read more
Eladem
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We had a buy one get one free with a bulk-booking company in Perth and have sailed with RCL 3 times before but this made us wonder why they even bothered. We heard from other passengers there was a problem with 150 employees from the very ... Read more
ThreeXC
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We decided to try a larger ship and seeing this was Ovations inaugural cruise to Australia it was a good chance to experience this brand new ship. As we have travel with Royal Caribbean before we looked forward to the experience. We ... Read more
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NoOvation
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Great Expectation but turned out to be a disappointment. Been on Legend, Rhapsody, Radiance and Voyager. Guest Services is a thumbs down. Meals average, alcoholic beverages pricey. Activities lacking - no ice carving, deck ... Read more
maandpa
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this to experience a new ship with all the bells and whistles. Embarking on Freo was a nightmare taking 2 hours but once on board that was forgotten. The crew were fabulous and couldn't do enough for us, always smiling and happy ... Read more
Doreen King
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This would be cruise number 8 each being with a different cruise line. Read the reviews and hoped it would be different for us. The embarkation took a ridiculous two and a half hours, not a good start to any cruise. Went to our balcony ... Read more
phil turner
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
spur of the moment ,very good value,never sailed before.thought to many people,also lots of kids ,although very well catered for.embarkation at fremantle was two and a half hours disembarkation at adelaide one and a half ... Read more
Piggy23
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise as it was its first time in Australia they over emphasised the fact because when we got on our interpretation from the advertising was different the services were appauling. When we embarked we waited 3 hrs just to ... Read more
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LovemyTV
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
56 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We selected this cruise to experience a new ship more than any other reason. The itinerary was good, many sea days better. Overall the ship was impressive and it was nice that it still had that new ship smell but I am getting ahead of ... Read more
kitticate
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
We started with a virtual balcony stateroom, the technology for this live stream "balcony" is amazing but the room felt claustrophobic and it doesnt replace the fresh air and personal space we value in a real balcony so we ... Read more
Learningtheropes16
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I chose this cruise as it was a 5 nighter from Fremantle (home port) to Adelaide and a good opportunity for my husband to experience 1st time cruising. Also coincided with Birthday and anniversary so dates fitted. NOT happy about the ... Read more
pearlsz
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
55 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We wanted to try a big ship and were delighted to get a last-minute discounted booking sailing from Perth to Adelaide. Embarkation was a nightmare. The online cruise planner offered departure times by deck and the option to select ... Read more
01Holiday
Member Since 2013
1 review
31 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We decided to do a week getaway before Xmas on the Ovation Of The Seas which offered sector cruising between Singapore & Sydney - too good to pass up. My husband and 17yr old son flew to Perth on Sunday 4th and had 2 days staying ... Read more
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BonnieAdelaide
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed December 2016
Thought it would be good to experience a short duration cruise on a new mega-ship after previous cruises on older and smaller ships. Cruise Director Joff Eaton was superb and the technology used throughout the ship was amazing. We had ... Read more
Gloria And Ben Heuer
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
My husband and I have booked two European cruises for 2017 and because we hadn't cruised before my sister in law and her husband who have been on 10 cruises before suggested that we try the Ovation Of The Seas cruise Fremantle to Sydney. ... Read more
sean hames
Member Since 2016
1 review
We chose this cruise as it went to places we had not visited (Fiji and Tonga) as well as ones we wanted to go back to (Isle of Pines). It also finished up in New Zealand which gave us the opportunity to spend a week at the end of the ... Read more
MoniD75
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 forum posts
4 helpful votes
The embarkation and disembarkation were smooth with disembarkation being sped up by customs visiting us on the ship to get that all organised before reaching the dock. We ate a few meals in the main dining room using mytime dining and had ... Read more
Retired Male
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Cruise needs to their homework. Customer service training required. Attention to detail required when detailing with: . Customers, . Food preparation, . Cleaning . Giving out information. Undertook Back to Backs. 8 ... Read more
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PMRB2005
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
I was so looking forward to finally cruising with Royal Caribbean, I had been wanting to go for so long and was really looking forward to it, so when we saw a 3 night weekend cruise we jumped at the chance. I travelled with my mother (her ... Read more
jzaccaria
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
The cabin was spacious and beautifully laid out. The cabin steward was wonderful. The main dining room was very good and Windjammer's buffet was also very good and service excellent. Lots of entertainment and variety of things to do, ... Read more
Cam D
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
The ship design is fabulous and the rooms were great considering there was 4 of us. The kids has a great time in the Seaplex and the many activities like volleyball, dodgeball during the day. Food was ok and whilst we heard many ... Read more
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Coleman1921
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We thought that this would be a special cruise We are Platinum cruises with Princess. firstly they lost my luggage and I had to go and find it (I was in dirty clothes for over 24 hours) the customer service is very poor , my case was ... Read more
cruiseparas
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
14 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We booked this charter cruise 18 months in advance as we are a family of 5 (2adults, 11, 10, 7). We booked 2 x inside virtual balcony staterooms on Deck 8. We are RCI diamond members, and normally love Royal Caribbean. Boarding in ... Read more
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