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Royal Caribbean Ovation of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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So Many Negative Experiences

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Australia & New Zealand

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eep84

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

We sailed on Ovation of the Seas in November 2019 and whilst the ship is impressive, the overall experience that Royal Caribbean provides is so very disappointing. We knew that our young son was too young for kids club before going and we were fine with that - we wanted a holiday where he would be with us. BUT nowhere in any paperwork prior to boarding did it say that he would not be allowed in ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View

Traveled with children


Dull, NOT for people 25- 35 years old

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Australia & New Zealand

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Ma Gda

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

We chose it for our honeymoon although it was not the best decision. Lack of animations, nothing really to do although they advise some activities. The average age of passengers is 60 yers old which I don’t mind if activities will suit also for a little bit younger couples. For 3 last days (due to the bad weather) the activities were closed. It seems like we spend most of the time in our cabins ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Spent 7 days sailing out of 9

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Australia & New Zealand

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Globes25

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

unorganized staffing, providing incorrect information and it's about up sell, up sell. Activities were the same everyday and all the restaurants although had different names had the same food. 2nd cruise and safely say my last. Thought perhaps they would have more staff that were genuinely interested. Half of them were unhelpful and really not interested in there job... Didn't ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Entertainment was lacking

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Australia & New Zealand

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Hope772

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

11th cruise so yes...I love cruising and this was by far the worst of all due to entertainment...actually lack there of, I’ve ever experienced with RCCL. My 2017 Harmony (US-Texas) and 2018 Symphony (Barcelona Spain) cruises both had AMAZING shows and entertainment (Grease, Hairspray, Flight: Dare to Dream, Ice Skating Shows, Aqua Shows etc.) The Ovation does not even compare AT ALL! ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Money better spent elsewhere

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Australia & New Zealand

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terrid1

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We had heard fabulous things about this cruise line so we’re keen to experience it. We have travelled on two other cruise lines- Carnival and Holland America. So we aren’t inexperienced cruisers. We had also heard how beautiful the cruise to this part of New Zealand is and were looking forward to the trip. On departure day we received a text to say the ship had arrived late so our embarkation ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Great embarkation, good cruise, disastrous disembarkation

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Transpacific

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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 ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Wonderful Cruise

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Hawaii

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Micclay

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Vancouver the day before and stayed at the Mariott which is within walking distance to the pier, Embarkation was easyas we did everything on-line beforehand, just scaned us in, drop off luggage and we on boarded. We did US customs in Vancouver so there was not an expedited embarkation for repeat gusets. We were familiar with the ship as we had sailed on its sister ship, Anthem of the Seas. ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Lovely Very Big Ship but never seemed crowded

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Hawaii

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cancruise2

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Overall the Ovation of the Ship is a beautiful large passenger ship. It had 4600 passengers but didn't seem crowded except on deck when it was warm and sunny as all of the people came out of hiding to get a deck chair. I had a solo interior cabin which while small was good at has a normal double bed and the same bathroom as regular rooms. it had the virtual balcony which I liked. The food in ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Studio Interior


Beautiful Ship..Just not for me.

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Hawaii

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buttermancruise

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

I am currantly on day seven of a ten night cruise aboard Ovation of the Seas. I embarked in Vancouver and will end up in Hawaii. Here are my obsevations so far: First of all I love Royal Caribbean and have sailed twice before with them, most recently on the Allure of the Seas, see my review here…….https://www.cruisecritic.com/memberreviews/memberreview.cfm?EntryID=652523 I do love the big ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Interior with Virtual Balcony


A Fantastic Way to Explore Alaska and the Yukon for our 34th anniversary!

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Alaska

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Katiebear64

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Prior to sailing: We purchased "The Key" which was a very good investment for us both. I also pre-scheduled our excursions (2 directly from Royal Caribbean International and 2 from other vendors) and activities such as IFly and the North Star along with pre-booking our night to see Pixels and the Escape Room. I drafted a calendar of events, activities, and dinner times and places we wanted to do ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

Traveled with disabled person


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