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Beijing Royal Caribbean Ovation of the Seas Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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672 reviews
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Beautiful morning to return to Seattle, See it rains more in Chicago than Seattle
Beautiful sail a way in Seattle and wife too
Surfing in Sitka Alaska, not as warm as Hawaii
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Disappointed in Asia

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Cgilyead
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

I chose this cruise as part of a tour to China Warriors and Walls experience. Embarkation at Tianjin was utter chaos, queues to check-in were chaotic, unorganised, and very very long. The immigration process was equally bad taking hours queuing. Our luggage was taken at 11.15am but was not delivered to the cabin until 8.20pm. The food in the main restaurants was poor. Mashed potato, undercooked ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


More like a Sitcom than a real Holiday

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CruiseOhoy
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

I had to wait for six months before I could write down this review more objectively. Meaning without the disbelief or all the other first negative reactions. So in short - everything the others have already written here is completely accurate. However, after telling the stories after half a year, it all feels quite entertaining. Not ever on our nine RCI cruises before have we felt like being in ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Asia birthday nightmare

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yellowtang1234
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

I chose this cruise because sailed few years ago on independence which was fabulous from start to finish this royal carribean intinery was a disaster my partner is disabled and required special assistance at port which was pre booked absolutely nothing at port just q people its was 3 hours till got on boat not even drink offered bye staff and no special assistance on board was never away from ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Interior with Virtual Balcony

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What a bad experience

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malsy
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Firstly I chose this cruise for the itinerary going to the Philippines but it was changed to Vietnam This was also a place I wanted to see so didn’t cancel Not sure that was a good idea I have been on many cruises and many Royal Caribbean I am quite loyal to them but not sure after this cruise The organisation was bad from start to finish from boarding to disembarking The food was the worst I have ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Not bad at all

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robert ashdod
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

this cruise allowed us to discover part of asia with stops in japan at taiwan in hong kong vietnam 3 stops aet in singapore. the boat is huge. Lack of entertainment during the day and shows not supoer except one which was beautiful. the staff was great though. Liliana, Alex at the reception desk and Marjen one of the restaurant managers were very professional and knowledgeable. we avouns ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


Cold and inedible food, quantity before quality

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Wendygym
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This is not our first cruise with Royal Carribean where we have always enjoyed the ships and staff but after our experience on this ship im sorry to say it could be our last. Is Royal Carribean putting quantity before quality in therecruises now? He food on this cruise was cold and un edible, we had to buy the specialists food packages to ensure a hot meal, well done jamie Olivers and Chops ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


All fur coat and no knickers (a British saying that says it all)

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cycler01
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

The cruise could also be called 'the queue that never moved' cruise. The ship felt very enclosed at times as the main routes around the ship were internal and often led to dead ends - perhaps they wanted to funnel us all through the shopping area regularly. To get from the Deck 3 main dining room to the theatre you had to walk through the cabin corridor. The embarkation was dreadful with no ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Grand Suite with Balcony


Never again Royal Caribbean

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Cymrohebgwallt
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Chose the cruise as part of a package sold by Planet Cruise. Royal Caribbean website made the cruise experience sound fantastic for 'tasting' a little of several countries in the luxury of a modern ship with up to date facilities. Planet Cruise package also added 3 days in Beijing prior to sailing and followed by 5 days in Bali. Sounded wonderful. Very poor information beforehand from Planet ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Obstructed Ocean View Balcony


ROYAL CARIBBEAN CUSTOMER ABUSE ON OVATION of the SEAS

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johnmcq1
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

I now know what a herd of cattle must feel like being bullied and herded I n the journey to their slaughter. What was planned as a “special birthday” celebration on one of the largest and prestigious cruise ships from Royal Caribbean (RC) according to their advertisements, visiting wonderful countries plus an exciting itenary, including one of the ancient wonders of the world, sadly became a ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Worst Ever Cruise

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Philthy
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We went for this ship because of the advertising and the promises for the sail of a lifetime, Instead we experienced the worst cruise ever, 3 hours in Beijing lined up to board ship,booked a Junior Suite and unlike other ships it counted for no privileges at all even though it was advertised that suites would have there own speciality dining room when we asked why we couldn't make a ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Junior Suite


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