We chose this cruise for the itinerary. My husband is a diver and he has always wanted to dive Belize and Cozumel. Royal Caribbean did not offer a diving excursion in Belize (Even though it is one of the top diving destinations ...
• We would like to see bad sheet change every 4 days not 7!
• Table tennis area windy, some digital timer to be on the game for each machine to be fare.
• Main dinner restaurant need more verity food no much choice did ...
We sailed from Sydney to Singapore on the ovation. As suite members we found the embarkation and disembarkation experience great as we obviously had priority. The ship is very big and beautiful and being new has far more advanced ...
We, like many others were somewhat anxious after reading unflattering reviews about this ship....Thankfully we went aboard with open minds & soon discovered this truly was an exceptional ship operated to the highest standards.
This was a much anticipated cruise. We picked this cruise more for the ship than for the itinerary, which may have been our mistake. I am not sure if it was all the hype regarding the ship which made our expectations a bit too high and ...
We were looking forward to this cruise since we booked the original 23 January sailing on the date bookings originally opened. We were disappointed though that our cruise was like an after thought with the ship not stocked and running out ...
I chose this ship not for the destination but to have the experience of a new and large ship. The ship was beautiful, everything is new and very modern. The specialty restaurants were amazing with fine detail from the elegant furnishings ...
Been on 2 other cruises before and the Ovation is the best one so far. I was really apprehensive before this cruise because of all the negative reviews but decided to keep an open mind and to learn from the bad experience others had which ...
Twice I received escargot that were COLD, no cheese for Caesar salads, most cooked foods well done. I asked waiter for medium rare and he said only well done or medium. The medium was well done. Dining room needs a new head chef. ...
Great times with great music. The Rocky and The Rollers groups were excellent, Freddy Cannon, Gary Lewis, Gary Puckett, The Crystals, The Tokens, The Elegants, Johnny Tillison, Lennie Welsh, The Dovells, The Crests,The Buckinghams lead ...
Central Park on the Allure (and Oasis) is a nice place to relax and 'chill' while listening to the bird calls and taking in the beautiful 'grounds' of live plants and trees. The Rising Tides Bar didn't always keep its posted schedule. I ...
Just returned from the Tassie cruise (23 – 28 Jan) and I wanted to comment on our experience (having noted some negative feedback from others on the NZ trip)
We are seasoned travellers although this is only our 2nd cruise ...
We booked this cruise while on another cruise back in 2015, so we had plenty of time to read reviews, and to plan accordingly. We are fairly frequent cruisers (Diamond Plus with Crown & Anchor Society) so we had a pretty good idea ...
We had a fabulous time....the Weather was brilliant as we expected
We arrived at the terminal after a flight from the UK around 11 am. We were on board within 15 mins
We booked for the 19th December for one week over Christmas ...
Cruise was amazing. Food, crew members, entertainment shows, cleanliness were outstanding.
This was our 1st cruise and we enjoyed it a lot. Fantastic experience with the Royal Caribbean.
Minus points are - water charges & ...
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 ...
We were excited to share the experience of what a big ship and the biggest to Australian/New Zealand waters would be like.
The ship it’s self is beautiful, huge, new hi-tech, very impressive.
Embarkation and disembarking went ...
Booked late after seeing 2 for 1 ad in paper.
Embarkation straight forward. Took about an hour.
Had a balcony suite. Nice new room well laid out. Hard but comfy bed, plenty of storage
Nice bathroom, few toiletries. Need your own ...
This was my 13th cruise with Royal and what a disappointment.
-Windjammer is disgusting. The tongs that you grab your food with are all greasy and oily. There aren't as many choices as there use to be. The windjammer has no change, ...
Excellent experience for a short time cruise, especially for us, Canadian people coming from Montreal.
The price they offer for this cruise was really interesting when you consider the balcony room offered. The crew for the balcony room ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Welcome to Cruise Critic; we're happy you decided to register to become a Cruise Critic Member.
Important: Do Not Use Your REAL NAME as your USER NAME
Important: Please disable your email verification software so that you receive our activation e-mail. Please add @cruisecritic.com to your email safelist.
Please respect that this is a MODERATED community for people who absolutely LOVE cruise travel or want to learn about cruise travel.
Registration to Cruise Critic's Cruise Community is free! We require that you use a valid e-mail address. You will receive an e-mail asking you to verify your e-mail address before you are allowed to login and post on the boards. Again, please disable your spamblocking or verification software so that you receive our activation e-mail. Also, as a member of Cruise Critic you will receive copies of our weekly newsletter plus our "Cruise Sails" and one "Member Offer" mailing. Should you not want to continue to receive these e-mailings, simply unsubscribe by following the directions in the newsletter. By agreeing to become a member, you are agreeing to receipt of our newsletters.
Additionally, we do insist that you abide by the rules and policies detailed at this link: Community Guidelines.
This is a moderated Community. If you do not agree with the terms and conditions of this Web site and do not wish to be bound by them, please do not use this Web site or continue the registration process. Cruise Critic reserves the right to remove any content in its sole discretion. Additionally, if you violate our Community Guidelines you may lose your posting privileges -- permanently -- without warning. By continuing the registration you are agreeing to the terms
These are moderated message boards. What this means is that we do our best to remove all objectionable messages from the boards. It also means that you cannot say whatever you'd like on the forums. If you are looking for an "anything goes" setting, Cruise Critic might not be the place for you. Understand, too, that our community is comprised of folks who LOVE to cruise. It therefore stands to reason that they will have a favorite cruise line or port of call -- in other words, they are "fans" and will sometimes take offense when a brand new member has arrived on the scene to bash a cruise line.
Keep in mind that we do not prescreen posts so there may be a period of time when an inappropriate post is visible. Please use the Report A Post icon located in the UPPER right hand corner of each posting if you wish to report a violation of our Community Guidelines. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of Cruise Critic Message Board Forums, nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message.
By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-orientated, hateful, threatening, are in violation of our Community Guidelines or otherwise violative of any laws.
Cruise Critic reserves to right to remove, edit, move or close any thread (discussion) for any reason from the forums without warning. or notification to the Community. Additionally, we also reserve the right to deny posting privileges to any member at our sole discretion.
You hereby grant Cruise Critic the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display any message posted in our message board community (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.
Our mission is to provide a haven on the Internet free of harassment and advertising for our community members' enjoyment. Any company or person(s) that interfere with that mission risk losing their posting privileges.
If you have any questions about how our community is moderated, please address them to our Community Manager via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not post on the boards.