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Royal Caribbean Ovation of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Ovation to Sydney October 2022
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Our first cruise ever

Review for Ovation of the Seas to South Pacific

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Nandagod
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

We chose ovation of seas for convenience to sail off from Sydney. This is our first cruise experience. Hats off to the Staff , they were dedicated and smiling ! Balcony rooms are reasonable. The activities are very good. Not many movies though. Screening movies in the pool deck is a waste of time. Too noisy. We enjoyed everything on board the cruise except food. We are vegetarians. The food was ...
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Sail Date: January 2023


LIVED IT ALL

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Australia & New Zealand

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Ripperita
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

It was our first boat cruise ever and I have to say I loved it all, yes it was a short trip and we just wanted to see if we will enjoy it and if it was for us. Totally recommended highly. Can't wait for our next boat cruise coming in 2 weeks. I will do it all over again. The food was great, and there was plenty to pick from. Entertainment was amazing, and the boat layout was beautiful. Cabins were ...
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Sail Date: January 2023


Ship from Hell!

Review for Ovation of the Seas to South Pacific

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Wiggles3
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We booked this holiday a year ago. We booked five cabins all balcony. I have been on 10 + cruises but first time with Royal Caribbean. The food was hospital food absolutely terrible. The buffet at lunch never changed, if you a vegetarian or have any dietary requirements do not go on this ship unless you want to lose weight. We never got to go on the bumper cars rollerskating or rock wall because ...
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Sail Date: January 2023

Traveled with children


Ovations remains a great choice for families

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Australia & New Zealand

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Stupindous
6-10 Cruises • Age 30s

This was my family's second time on Ovation and it remains a great ship. The activities and shows over Christmas and New Years were a blast. My daughter (12 years old) and my wife (40 years) were both entertained by shows, karaoke and specially dining. I enjoyed the quiet spots on the ship, where I could read a novel or two. The gym was large, easy to access and clean. I went daily and didn't ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

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1st Time on Ovation - Not sure its for us

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Australia & New Zealand

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carlandlyn
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Don't let the title put you off - Ovation is a great ship, and we will cruise on her again, but just not our style (maybe we are getting old!) But to start at the beginning - we had a number of reservations cancelled due Covid (like many) and we ended up booking a Grand Suite on Ovation to get back to cruising; to do that in Oz (a Covid hangover, wanted it to actually occur); to treat ourselves ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Grand Suite with Balcony


7 night Cruise Sydney to Adelaide & Hobart

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Lord muk
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Just a blast to be back on a cruise, 2nd time on the Ovation and enjoyed both times. The ship is in very good shape, built 2016 & dry docked 2019 for maintenance, both ship and crew are very good. many of the crew were new to cruising joining the boat a month before. Embarkation was horrendous again, delayed 3 hours this time I believe due to Covid & delays escorting passengers off the ship & ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Interior with Virtual Balcony


Big ships not for us

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jamfife
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We were booked on Radiance which of course was cancelled so we had to transfer to Ovation. This will be our first and last time on such a big ship. Embarkation was not bad as we got on at Sydney reasonably quickly. Cabin and steward excellent though only one cabin service a day now. If cabin cleaned in morning no night time turn down. Food was acceptable perhaps they could work on presentation a ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Don’t do it

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Australia & New Zealand

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Mazon1236
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

Zero communication from staff regarding the actual tender times and availability of shuttles etc. Be prepared to get up early and deal with their lies. Royal Caribbean act shocked when alot of passengers rock up to leave the ship and leave you hanging for hours. Best estimate for actual disembarking of the ship is 2 hours after they tell you. If you (against advice) set foot on boat I recommend ...
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Sail Date: November 2022


Charged twice

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Australia & New Zealand

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Ruzica
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise to New Zealand because it was the first time since Covid we could actually cruise. The crew were really nice and friendly. How ever we didn’t buy the drink package and used our sea pass for purchases which automatically came off our credit card. Before we left the cruise we had zero dollars owing.then two days later the sum of $3483.25 was taken out of our credit card ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Oddity of the Seas

Review for Ovation of the Seas to South Pacific

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Sonexxx
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

The trip would be interesting because we had not been on one of the bigger RC ships to date and also it would be a sample of how Vanuatu and New Caledonia were shaping up after the over two years with no cruise passengers and their money. Things were ominous at Sydney Terminal when we were handed a sheet of paper advising that Mystery Island was cancelled because of wharf repairs. The rumour ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Junior Suite


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