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DON 1
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
0 forum posts
5 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
4 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
1 helpful vote
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
201 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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
Curry munster
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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

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Henners
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
13 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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 three weeks ago
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
Roy.s
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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
6 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
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
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

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oldgit26
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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
Match day
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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
Tabbycat37
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Booked the 5 night inaugural cruise to find a 3 night was added before this so booked that too. Embarkation was quick and smooth and was onboard within 15 minutes. Had a balcony cabin on deck 6 which was lovely. Only tea was available ... Read more

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sianish
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Sailed to Rotterdam on an extra cruise that was added as the ship was ready early. Myself and 5 friends booked 3 Balcony cabins.From the moment we arrived at Southampton until we left our ship 3 days later everything was such a wonderful ... Read more
_wayne_
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
royal caribbean get it wrong again, ship was superb, cabin was lovely, very well set out balcony cabin. first night came back to cabin no steward had been in. no clean towels or bed made etc, 1st morning waited approx 30 minutes for a ... Read more
medawrites
Member Since 2005
1 review
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
As a frequent cruiser, we have come to expect certain niceties when we board a ship. We took the maiden voyage across the Atlantic on this ship and were very disappointed. So much so that we will never cruise Royal Caribbean again. To ... Read more
Sparkeyand angel
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
We were very excited about our transatlantic cruise when we arrived at check in we were asked to sit in a section with no explanation. I asked some staff and they did not know it was a very long wait and not the best start. Once on board ... Read more
xxxCruisexxx
Member Since 2012
1 review
12 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
I have never written a cruise review before but there seems to be some huge variations in what people experienced i felt it only fair to forward our experiences. Our party consisted of my wife and I who have done about 10 cruises over ... Read more

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melbae9
Member Since 2013
1 review
17 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Embarkation was a breeze, but only because we were in a Jr. Suite and were able to skip the long lines. I believe being a US citizen (despite leaving from the UK), also made check-in faster. Since we completed everything online prior to ... Read more
Corvette
Member Since 2003
1 review
388 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
My husband and I have been on 60 plus cruises. We have been on several cruise lines and Diamond Plus members on RCL. We will never go on this class of Ship again. Please RCL get some more staff because it's a beautiful ship. ... Read more
boomerone
Member Since 2010
21 reviews
594 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our first cruise with RCCL and likely our last as there were too many disappointments. A trans-Atlantic itinerary with no port calls so the ship was the destination. We chose this sailing as it fit the rest of our schedule or a European ... Read more
Mugret
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Despite having taken many cruises this was my first time cruising with Royal Caribbean. Anthem of the Seas is a lovely ship, but I personally feel that it lacks something! (Fur coat and no knickers springs to mind). I'll start my review ... Read more
1955aileen
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was our first Royal Caribbean cruise having only ever cruised with Cunard on numerous trips. We have done the Transatlantic cruise on Queen Victoria and Queen Mary so have two comparisons. Our first impressions were indeed wow and our ... Read more

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