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RobinYorkie
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Having never been on a cruise before, we decided that since the brand new Ovation of the Seas was sailing from our home country, it was time to give this type of holiday a go. We stayed in a Junior Spa Suite (7236) which we were very ... Read more
Marden8
Member Since 2014
1 review
12 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Was on Anthem last year and wanted to try the latest Quantum class ship. Very impressive ship. Very modern and geared up for the younger cruiser and Oriental market. Excellent service from all areas. Only let down was rain 5 ... Read more
Avidcruiser123
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Took a 7ngt vacation from Southampton to Barcelona on May 3rd. Weather was disappointing but the ship was impressive especially the 270 venue, the covered Solarium and the Seaplex sports venue. Staff were generally friendly and ... Read more
latty17
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Booked a suite so we could get double points to take us to Diamind Plus status, having been on the Anthem last October round the canaries and this being the same class of ship we knew what to expect. Coud'nt fault the staff in ... Read more
a100photo
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Arrived at Southampton and the ship looks huge from the outside and when we walked in you could tell it was all new but also totally geared up for the Chinese market. All signage was in both languages and the staff and shopping totally ... Read more

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chris_j_doherty
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Our party of six booked Ovation while we could and before it heads off for a life in Asia. Ovation is of course one of RCIs newest ships, with all the companies latest innovations. As well as some new attractions such as the North Star ... Read more
DON 1
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
We went first time on Royal Caribbean,having previously been on Pand O and celebrity on several other cruises.The Ovation is a massive ship.The check in service was very efficient the staff were very friendly and helpful,and we got on ... Read more
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Whitefrankie
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Just returned from a fantastic week-long cruise on the new Ovation of the Seas. We were on its sister ship, Anthem of the Seas last May, and although they are both Quantum class, cruising on Ovation was a marked improvement over our ... Read more
Loraben
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Outstanding cruise members were our stateroom attendant 11162 and 11170 All the staff were excellent but especially - Pablo the Brazilian bar waiter in silk, Rahman in the grande, Sebastian the polish chef, Kamel the Turkish head ... Read more
gillyd42
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
202 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Maiden voyage out of Southampton. From dropping off the car to getting on board within 20mins. Had the red carpet rolled out, with the paps! taking pictures. Glass of fizz when we got on board and ship was decorated with balloons - nice ... Read more

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custard75
Member Since 2011
9 reviews
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Maiden Voyage - if you don't count the 3 night one last week! We stayed on from the 'not the maiden voyage cruise' and this was our first back-to-back cruise. Unfortunately RC didn't have us noted as consecutive cruisers despite me ... Read more
kelly garrett
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the ports it was stopping and this was our first trip to Europe. We have cruised with RC several times and while the Ovation of the Seas is an amazing ship, this was the most disappointing cruise we have ... Read more
Curry munster
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Excellent time, ship is a beautiful. Cabin great and always had the room made up by our steward. Boarding the ship was very easy again. We never use the wind jammer due to never been able to get a table and do not like bun fights waiting ... Read more
Henners
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
13 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
5 night maiden voyage with my cousin. I am an Indy fan. From parking car to check in to boarding to holding a glass of champagne on board saying wow to myself 10-15 mins. I boarded onto Royal Esplanade and just said 'wow'. Ovation of ... Read more
Mad RCI fan
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Embarkation was amazingly quick and the red carpet treatment with the press into the cruise terminal was great fun. I was on Ovation within what seemed minutes. There were a few people who had stayed on from the 3 night cruise and said it ... Read more

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Roy.s
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Booked ovation of the seas for its first sailing turned out Royal Caribbean sneaked in a three night cruise before I was not happy with that . But when we got to the port and see the ship it's absolutely wonderful the embarkation was so ... Read more
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Shar2001
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Southampton is so easy to get on the cruise ship the staff are lovely and very helpful. We have cruised a few times before and fancied going on a brand new ship. We went with another couple that had not cruised before. We had a ... Read more
Shaping
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I Chose this cruise because it was the maiden voyage,disappointed with reservations for this and that you was restricted where to go,you didn't have the freedom in my opinion and the sunbeds had towels left on them for hours with ... Read more
oldgit26
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
What a great ship with all the necessary things for cruisers to enjoy their trip, but Oh there are some problems. If you are not aware that it is important to book your restaraunts and entertainment as soon as you can you may not get the ... Read more
Joyjynx
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
3 stars seems mean, 4 stars too many, so read this as 3 and a half stars! Firstly, this is an amazing ship, well, it is brand new! The cabins are fab, more closet space but maybe at the expense of the bed size and how close the cupboard ... Read more

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Match day
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Our first ever cruise on the maiden voyage of the ovation of the seas was a disappointment. The ship itself was huge our cabin was very nice with outside balcony and plenty of space. But that's were it ends we were promised a magical ... Read more
Fangfarrier
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Check in was extremely easy. I was expecting a much slower experience due to passenger numbers. We first made our way to 270 which gives panoramic views to the rear of the ship and doubles as an entertainment venue. There was a pleasant ... Read more
little britain
Member Since 2004
28 reviews
4,402 forum posts
1 helpful vote
With Ovation doing just a handful of sailings from England before moving East I took the opportunity to book 2 cruises on her. This review is of both cruises. The first was her very first cruise, (which was not the Maiden therefore we ... Read more
custard75
Member Since 2011
9 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Not quite the maiden voyage! Interestingly this 3 night cruise was the pre inaugural cruise (not the maiden voyage - that followed directly after). We booked the 5 night 'maiden voyage' ages ago and was offered the chance to also book ... Read more
CoupleUK
Member Since 2004
4 reviews
311 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Many will say that this brand new ship will have teething issues; which is great if your cruise price reflects that sub-standard experience. Marketed as a new breed of "Smart Ship" just about everything on Ovation is done ... Read more

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