• Help Ukrainian Families in Need: World Central Kitchen Donation Match
  • Newsletter
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Deals
  • Find a Cruise
  • Reviews
  • News
  • Cruise Tips

Ovation of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating
695 reviews

New Experience

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Australia & New Zealand
User Avatar
janlodge03
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Rating by category

Cabin
Value for Money
Embarkation
Dining
Public Rooms
Entertainment
Fitness & Recreation
Service

Additional details

Sail Date: Nov 2016
Cabin: Deluxe Obstructed Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony
Traveled with children
Light of Singapore from back deck Windjammer
Climbing Wall
Skating
IFLY
Organised
Northstar
Cabin
Cabin
Water Playground
IFLY
Whirlpool
Food Chocolate Sweets
Doggem
Amusement Room

I felt it necessary to do a review of this vessel and perhaps help others alleviate their fears. Please do your homework and you will be happy. Firstly we are grandparents 62 67 sailed only 5 times and would prefer a smaller ship as we dont require flowriders etc but this time we were trying to make a great memory for our 8 and 11 yr grandchildren who traveled without parents and shared an obstructed balcony cabin 6598. Truly wonderful fun together experiences we had.

Firstly the que to get onboard. We did this and disembark at peak. Both was organised but very time consuming and long. Good facebooking time. Secondly the cabin. Yes sure def more squeezy with 4 but certainly do able and I'm sure bigger than usual. Considering we only slept there this time. Heaps of cupboard space. We took only two large suitcases and easily fit both with the smaller two inside under bed. Surprising we had quite a water vista over the lifeboats. Balcony rail is clear glass and my tall 8 yr old could barely get his chin on it so def no falling worries. Not to mention the lifeboat and lower deck so all fab there. Our cabin cleaner was Uun and though gratuities paid we just had to tip him extra. Hard working and accommodating. He made the kids bed come lounge back to visa versa daily so we had more room to dress and move around. Massive time consuming job. The usual kettle tea milk in rooms. Take yr own coffee as sachets are not provided anywhere or on any RCL vessels. Varied tea and cocoa easily found and if you want more milk than the tiny containers provided inroom get it from Windjammer in morning as they have small cartons around the yoghurt. Take your own shampoo etc only liquid soap in shower. No laundry rooms on RCL so unless you have money to waste just pack more clothes and wash when you get home. Don't attempt to take an iron or electrical leads. It will be detected and you will have your bag kept until they get time to find you so you can open. Then item kept until you disembark.Plug ins you need American and they have USB. . You can take two bottles of wine or champers per cabin on embarkation only but no spirits. Take in you hand carry or once again it will be detected and same as above. It all just waste precious holiday time.

More Ques! Oh yest there are and please expect it. 4,500 passenger so you would be nuts to think otherwise. Take your patient happy cap with you and things will be fine.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Obstructed Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

Cabin DO

Roomy

Heaps of draws etc

New

Spotless

Comfy bed

Water view over lifeboat

25 Helpful Votes
previous reviewnext review

Find an Ovation of the Seas Cruise from $247

Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy and Cookies Statement and Terms of Use.