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Royal Caribbean Ovation of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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1st Time on Ovation - Not sure its for us
"), But we did spend some time in Bolero's (Gilbert, and the rest of the team, makes some great cocktails and mocktails) and they were always accommodating, and Vintages is a good, quiet place to enjoy a glass or two (or six).Our room was great, but we did not use it to its capacity, plenty of space, which would be good for long cruises (but not sure we could afford 15-18 days in a suite!!..."Read More

carlandlyn

6-10 Cruises

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Hard working, lovely crew, but overrated

Review for a South Pacific Cruise on Ovation of the Seas

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

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

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

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


REALITY DOES NOT MEET ALL THE HYPE.

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

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


Disappointment after disappointment

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

RC_Cruisers_no_longer
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

My family and I are Emerald Crown & Anchor Loyalty Members who have been on multiple cruise vacations with Royal Caribbean totalling nearly 60 nights. My parents, whom we travel with, are Diamond Plus Members who have spent more than 175 nights at sea. However our last two cruises have left us completely disillusioned and unlikely to book again. In December 2022, we travelled on an Ovation of ...
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Sail Date: November 2023


A very disgraced cruise.

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

Blue Noa
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

I am a Diamond member with more that 18 years cruising with Royal Caribbean. Captain Ryan did not tell the true story about sick passengers. returning the vessel back to Sidney. There was only One sick passenger smiling and shaking hands when getting out from the ship and lot of musicians that came out when we returned to Sidney on Day 3. NONE unconscious passenger as we were told by the ...
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Sail Date: November 2023

Cabin Type: Junior Suite


Disappointing Experience on ovation of the seas

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

sphli
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

We booked a ship departing from Sydney to New Zealand on November 23, eagerly anticipating the visit to the renowned New Zealand tourist destination, the fjords. The ticket indicated arrivals on November 26 at Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound, November 27 at Dunedin, November 28 at Wellington, November 29 at Napier, November 30 at Picton, and return to Sydney on December 3. However, ...
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Sail Date: November 2023


My first long cruise

Review for a Transpacific Cruise on Ovation of the Seas

smurnin2022
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

To be honest, 14 days would have been plenty enough aboard this ship. Also, my first time sailing with RC, I can tell you beforehand I'm extremely satisfied and booked another RC cruise with a shorter duration, Getting on in Honolulu was easy enough, they had me apply for NZ and AUS visa on my phone in the cruise terminal before boarding, they informed me that I would need to disembark without ...
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Sail Date: October 2023


October 2023 9 day Hawaiian Cruise on Royal Caribbean Ovation of the Seas - NOT A 9 DAY HAWAIIAN CRUISE

Review for a Hawaii Cruise on Ovation of the Seas

Captwife1
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This is by far and away the WORST cruise we have ever been on and we cruise a couple times each year. We purchased this cruise in June of 2023. This was prior to the Maui Fires. The cruise was to leave Vancouver and start the 6 day Pacific crossing, however due to the Maui fires the two days/nights we were to spend in Lahaina were off the itinerary. Instead Royal Caribbean made the decision ...
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Sail Date: October 2023

Cabin Type: Grand Suite with Large Balcony - 1 Bedroom


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