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Ovation of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
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672 reviews
5 Awards

Brand New Ship

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Europe
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Chiquitamar
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: May 2016
Cabin: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony
Outside pool area
Main Primenade
Our cabin
View of deck 14 from the Sky pod

Ovation of the Seas is a brand new ship and in that respect, it did not disappoint. The ship is beautiful and has a lot of nice features. It also has some things that might not appeal to everyone. This was kind of their maiden voyage and the ship will eventually stay in Beijing.

We had a balcony cabin and the cabin was comfortable and has lots of storage space. The usual toiletries that you expect on a ship were missing. We had to ask if we could have tissues and a shower cap.

The food overall was OK. The big difference is that there is no central dining room. We like the anytime dining and they way you have to do it here, making reservations ahead of time for the 4 or 5 "free" restaurants on board, defeats the purpose. Came to find out that all the Quantum class ships are like this. Not a fan. The menus for a short cruise would have been OK but in 25 days there was not much variation. Ended up having dinner a the buffet most of the time. On that subject, the buffet closes at 9:00 pm. Weird....

Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

Cabin E1

Spacious cabin with lots of storage. Bedding was very comfortable. Lacked toiletries, but provided when asked for it. You also need to ask for ice. Balcony small but adequate, same with bathroom.

Port Reviews

Southampton

Easy embarkation. Did not take a tour

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