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suzismini
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
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 ... Read more
muhtar
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed February 2017
• 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 ... Read more
nardcornish
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
1 forum post
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 ... Read more
balihai32
Member Since 2014
1 review
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. Prior ... Read more
livlyf
Member Since 2014
1 review
12 forum posts
3 helpful votes
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 ... Read more
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Tannumgirl
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
46 forum posts
4 helpful votes
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 ... Read more
denstrip
Member Since 2013
1 review
53 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
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 ... Read more
aprilfool7999
Member Since 2015
1 review
12 forum posts
4 helpful votes
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 ... Read more
Travel419
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
18 forum posts
3 helpful votes
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. ... Read more
ltcwlv
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
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 ... Read more
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HighSeasRoller
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
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 ... Read more
Vidmar
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
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 ... Read more
A1A Cruiser
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 forum post
13 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
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 ... Read more
ukcruiseguy
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
116 forum posts
11 helpful votes
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 ... Read more
jsang82
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed December 2016
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 & ... Read more
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toulad
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
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 ... Read more
Cruising for fun#01
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
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 ... Read more
golfguru
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
14 helpful votes
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 ... Read more
Scrivanichk
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
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, ... Read more
gloxinet
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
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 ... Read more
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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
Learningtheropes16
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 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
12 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
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
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