• TRAVEL NOTICE: Learn more about COVID-19
  • Newsletter
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Find a Cruise
  • Reviews
  • Cruise Tips
  • News
  • Deals

Honolulu Royal Caribbean Ovation of the Seas Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating
670 reviews
5 Awards
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
See all photos
Cruiser Rating
2.1
Poor
8 reviews
Ratings by category
Cabins
Dining
Entertainment
Public Rooms
Fitness Recreation
Family
Enrichment
Service
Value For Money

Filters

1-10 of 8 Honolulu Royal Caribbean Ovation of the Seas Cruise Reviews


Great embarkation, good cruise, disastrous disembarkation

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Transpacific

User Avatar
Fredette
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

I was really surprised at how easy embarkation was, after having stood in long lines with other cruise lines, this was really easy if you had done the electronic "pre-check in". Great idea RCCL, keep it up. The cruise itself was good, but as it was a relocation cruise, there were a lot of sea days. I have done such a cruise before (with a different cruise line), so I knew that it was very ...
Read More

Sail Date: September 2019


Incompetent or didn't care, Hard to tell

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Hawaii

User Avatar
dacusg
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We have cruised on RCI before and have had very few problems. This one however was a nightmare. Booked day 1 Honolulu depart at 11:00pm 2 Kailua Kona 9am to 6pm 3 Kilaeua Volcano 12:01 to 1:00am 3Napoli coast 12:00pm to 4:00pm day 4&5 Maui 9am to 5pm next days 6-10 cruising day 11 Victoria BC 9:00am to 8:00pm 12 Vancouver 6:00am. What we got Days 1&2 Honolulu (left Honolulu at 5:00pm on 2nd ...
Read More

Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Grand Suite with Large Balcony - 1 Bedroom


Not the best RCL experience

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Hawaii

User Avatar
weirdo
6-10 Cruises • Age 30s

I haven't been on a Royal Caribbean cruise for a while (5 years) and was disappointed with this service. I wanted to "fly" and was super excited to go on the iFLY attraction - which was why we chose this ship. This allowed me to float in a wind tunnel, which was a great experience. However be advised that you need to book this attraction ASAP or else risk not being able to try it at all. You ...
Read More

Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Ship is beautiful but terrible itineraries and food

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Hawaii

User Avatar
mrneva
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

The other reviewers of this cruise have basically said it all. The itinerary change was super disappointing. We were so looking forward to going to the big island and seeing the volcano. Then RCI just axed the stop completely. At the Lahaina, Maui stop, tendering was delayed due to rough sea. Everybody got up early wanted to get off the ship but was not able to so that's why all the public ...
Read More

Sail Date: May 2019

Traveled with children


Disappointing

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Hawaii

User Avatar
patcee101
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Chose this cruise because of the itinerary but that didn’t work out so well. Bad planning on behalf of RCI resulted in multiple itinerary changes and just too much confusion for passengers and crew alike. We haven’t cruised with RCI for probably ten years during which we have favoured Princess and after this cruise with RCI I believe we made the right decision. We are not fussy eaters nor do we ...
Read More

Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Huge disappointment

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Transpacific

User Avatar
angeluvshorses
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

This was meant to be an aniversary present for my husband. We expected to see some of Hawaii but the itinary was changed several times before the sailing. We sat in Oahu for a survey instead of cruising. They cancelled all our prebooked shore excursions leaving us with a breif stop in Maui. If you wanted to shop great if not disapointing. It was just a really long boat trip from Hawaii to ...
Read More

Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Ovation Hawaii cruise -what a mightmare

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Hawaii

User Avatar
lifetimecuiser
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We wanted to go back to Hawaii to visit the Arizona Memorial and visit the islands again. However, before this cruise even started there were problems. The Arizona Memorial is closed and will be for some an undisclosed amount of time. They are doing construction around the memorial that will keep it closed for awhile. But that wasn't the main reason for this review. This was our 35th cruise and ...
Read More

Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Excuse after excuse

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Hawaii

User Avatar
kirby31098
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

From the time ROyal Caribbean changed the itinerary conveniently 59 days before sailing, to the chaos created in baggage claim at disembarking, the most common words from ships staff was “We apologize”. The ship board staff constantly had to make excuses and apologize for numerous situations they had difficulty dealing with. AVOID this ship......while the ship itself is marvelous and a great ...
Read More

Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View with Large Balcony


Find an Ovation of the Seas Cruise from $218

Reviews of Ovation of the Seas Cruises from Other Departure Ports
Ovation of the Seas Cruise Reviews for Cruises  from Perth (Fremantle)
Ovation of the Seas Cruise Reviews for Cruises from Perth (Fremantle)
Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.