Royal Caribbean Ovation of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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"This will be our first and last time on such a big ship.Ovation for first time docked at container port so guests bussed to cruise terminal...."Read More
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Sad Ending

Review for a Australia & New Zealand Cruise on Ovation of the Seas

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Unhappy Pacifi Cruiser
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

My experience started off very well but began to wain at the end. My wife and I were not met at the airport by one RC staff but by three for an individual transport to the ship's terminal. Boarding had no exceptional delays. We retrieved our luggage ourselves from the stewards area as it had not been placed for us at the designated time. We had been in the same clothes for 28 hours and needed a ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


NZ Cruise 2024 - Ovation of the Seas

Review for a Australia & New Zealand Cruise on Ovation of the Seas

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OvationCruiserLily
10+ Cruises • Age Under 20

I've only ever been on Ovation of the seas and have loved it every time, although there has been some disadvantaged like missed ports or medical emergencies, overall it is an amazing ship. There crew onboard ovation are wonderful. They are friendly and very helping. They will tend to your needs and look after to you like home. The activities onboard with sure keep those kids busy aswell as the ...
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Sail Date: February 2024

Traveled with children


Changes since covid

Review for a Australia & New Zealand Cruise on Ovation of the Seas

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davehoo
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I have been on four cruises with RCL two pre covid two since both on the Ovation The changes I have noted on the last two cruises which were both post covid are Cons A large increase in the fare A large increase in beer prices I only have a couple of beers each day On this ship in March 2023 a 750Mil can of Fosters was US $ 9.75 the last cruise $12.75 an increase of 31 % ...
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Sail Date: February 2024


Nice Ship with Lots of Activities and enjoyed cruise - but note

Review for a Australia & New Zealand Cruise on Ovation of the Seas

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Esa61
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Cruise was 10 nights NZ : Picton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin as well as Dusky, Doubtful and Milford Sounds. Our cruise 21-Feb to 2-Mar 2024. We were lucky to have Good weather... so could sail through Milford Sounds – amazing. Power points – US Type A and B, and one European Type F (Round pin) .. no AU power points. So bring your own, or ask Stateroom attendant…if they have any ...
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Sail Date: February 2024

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Hard working, lovely crew, but overrated

Review for a South Pacific Cruise on Ovation of the Seas

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hgcruiser99
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Embarkation in Sydney and ports of call on tenders in Vanuatu was a breeze on this ship. Bravo to the crew, as this sailing was very full. We were in an ocean view cabin on the 7th deck. The cabins are very comfortable, with heaps of storage space. On the first day we were shuffled into the spa and heavily pushed into a treatment, which I booked the 2nd day of the sailing. The spa's prices are ...
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Sail Date: January 2024


One of the best Holidays

Review for a South Pacific Cruise on Ovation of the Seas

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JessGee
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Travelled on this holiday with my husband and 2 teenage daughters. We have cruised before but not with RC and have travelled extensively overseas. This holiday sits at one of the best holidays! The checkin process was very easy and we found ourselves on the boat earlier than expected. The holiday started immediately! Despite the boat being at full capacity during the duration of the whole ...
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Sail Date: January 2024

Cabin Type: Obstructed Ocean View Balcony

Traveled with children


MASSIVE DISAPPOINTMENT

Review for a Australia & New Zealand Cruise on Ovation of the Seas

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ozpod
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

This was my 9th Cruise, and 5th with RC. We could have done the same itinerary on the same ship immediately before this sailing for about half the price, but we thought this would be "special" being a Christmas / New Years cruise, so we had high expectations. I asked RC on the phone prior to the cruise if there would be fireworks from the ship on NYE. They said yes which i was so excited about. ...
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Sail Date: December 2023


Mostly smooth sailing over the ditch

Review for a Australia & New Zealand Cruise on Ovation of the Seas

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PeterBanyo
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Last year, we went on our first cruise on Quantum of the Seas and enjoyed the experience of sailing out of Sydney Harbour so much that we booked our second cruise to New Zealand on the sister ship, Ovation of the Seas. We booked an 11 night cruise that visited Picton, Napier, Wellington and Dunedin as well as Dusky, Doubtful and Milford Sounds. Overall, the trip was smooth sailing across the ...
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Sail Date: December 2023

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

Traveled with children


Good cruise except for 1 thing

Review for a Australia & New Zealand Cruise on Ovation of the Seas

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smacka48
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise so that my daughter and granddaughter could join us. We had separate cabins but next to one another. We were able to have the balcony barrier between the cabins removed which made it like adjoining cabins. Sail-away out of Sydney habour was great and we enjoyed a nice dinner in the solarium bistro as we enjoyed the views. we enjoyed some entertainment then decided to hit ...
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Sail Date: December 2023

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

Traveled with children


REALITY DOES NOT MEET ALL THE HYPE.

Review for a Australia & New Zealand Cruise on Ovation of the Seas

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Brisbane traveller
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Ovation of the seas - was old , tired , uncomfortable and had very very disappointing food on our christmas cruise ---and no one from royal carribbean gives a damn- couldn't care less--don't want to know that their furnishings were threadbare in many of the lounges/bars and public areas --that food in cafe 270 smelt rancid, the bed was almost un-sleep-able, the entertainment was absolutely awful, ...
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Sail Date: December 2023


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