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Royal Caribbean Ovation of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Too big and many other things

Review for Ovation of the Seas to South Pacific

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wheels1000

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We wanted to go Ovation to try it and compare. We have been RCI since 2010 and are Diamond (80 pts) later this year. Maybe. We are Platinum with Princess. We first cruised though in 1970-72. I think reviews need to have 1) a valid comparison with other ships & 2) whether they write as a family/kids, Teens or older.......... like us. But what a disappointment...........BUT We did ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Obstructed Ocean View Balcony


If we'd read the reviews, we would not have booked Ovation of the Seas

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Australia & New Zealand

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06012020

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

As experienced travellers and having been on multiple cruises, we were very much looking forward to our Ovation of the Seas cruise out of Sydney (departed Dec 26, 2019), around New Zealand. Without doubt, it was the worst experience of cruising we’ve had. Cruising has always included a wow factor of excellent service, with staff who want to see you have a great time … that did not apply on ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


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


Disappointed In Ovation

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Alaska

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pivibird

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this ship for the destination and because our group of 13 had 3 children who we thought would enjoy the variety of activities. I was disappointed in the Ovation and will not likely use RCI again. This was our second cruise and if it had been our first, it likely would have been our last. Embarkation was a mess to put it bluntly, just throngs of people milling around with no clear ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Lower your expectations before sailing to Alaska on Ovation

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Alaska

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DrKoob

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

So far consider this one of the WORST cruises we have ever been on (out of 27) and to be honest, that includes our Carnival cruise from hell back in 1998. This one is worse because I had such high expectations for it. One thing after another have turned this into the cruise from hell. The worst part for me is that I am constantly disappointing my kids and grandkids. So many things we had planned ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Obstructed Ocean View Balcony

Traveled with children


DAWES GLACIER CANCELLED!!! NO GLACIER WHATSOEVER ON ALASKA CRUISE!!?!!

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Alaska

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KEITHSHARPCPA

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We choose RC Ovation to experience the highly touted Alaska glacier cruise highlights, especially glacier calving touted as spectacular due to global warming. H/E all we got was a ROYAL disappointment. THEY CANCELLED THE DAWES GLACIER HIGHLIGHT WITHOUT SUBSTITUTING ANYTHING SIMILAR OR OFFERING ANY COMPENSATION FOR THIS HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT! "SO, YOU WENT ON ALASKA CRUISE AND DIDN'T SEE A ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Interior with Virtual Balcony


Ovation Hawaii cruise -what a mightmare

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Hawaii

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lifetimecuiser

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Incompetent or didn't care, Hard to tell

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Hawaii

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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 ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Grand Suite with Large Balcony - 1 Bedroom


Excuse after excuse

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Hawaii

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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 ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View with Large Balcony


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