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10th cruise for us and we do know the good from the bad. We sailed 14 nights from Sydney to Singapore on board the mighty Ovations of the sea. The expectations were high but the reality was disappointing. 1- We booked based on dynamic dinning. Different restaurants with different menus. Then was changed without letting us know to My time dinning same menu in all restaurants ( So Boring ). Small restaurants were designed for dynamic dinning turning them into my time dinning was a very bad idea. 2- We booked based on NO formal nights then they changed to 3 formal nights. 3- We had an anniversary day which we informed the cruise line upon booking. We were IGNORED. 4- Cruise director Jimmy was the worst I have have seen on a cruise ship. I wrote him a review for the daily morning news about our anniversary being ignored and he IGNORED that too. Didn't even read our letter review. So Sad. He wasn't even funny or bubbly and showed no concern. 5- The soda machines were a joke. 5 available ( 4 of them not working at all and the fifth got no diet option at all ). The problem is that they were selling the glass for USD $10 a day with no machines working ( It was on my review to the cruise director and he IGNORED that too. 6- Menu at restaurants was not even a 3 stars dinning. Terrible options. Steak was on the menu maybe for only 4 nights compared to being on the classic options daily in all cruises we been on. Desserts were very bad. Windjammer had 2 main stations for main food and repeats meals almost every day. 2 days they served pealed and cut bananas as fruits and they were old which was the main reason they served it so not to throw away. One of the passengers was so annoyed and thet removed it only after he talked to the chef. Food standards were very low. 7- TV programs still very bad. No List. No Good movies. Even the movies on the big screen were bad and mostly animated. $13 you need to pay to watch a new movie on TV. Rip Off. 8- We had to choose the specialty restaurants as there was no good food at the main restaurants. Jimmie oliver was good. Wonderland was a waste of money. Chop Grill was good BUT they asked us for $10 extra if any choose 2 mains !! Lobster to pay extra $21 on top of what you paid for the specialty restaurant which was $49. Rip Off.

Ovation of the Seas is an amazing ship BUT that's it

Ovation of the Seas Cruise Review by juventus

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10th cruise for us and we do know the good from the bad.

We sailed 14 nights from Sydney to Singapore on board the mighty Ovations of the sea.

The expectations were high but the reality was disappointing.

1- We booked based on dynamic dinning. Different restaurants with different menus. Then was changed without letting us know to My time dinning same menu in all restaurants ( So Boring ). Small restaurants were designed for dynamic dinning turning them into my time dinning was a very bad idea.

2- We booked based on NO formal nights then they changed to 3 formal nights.

3- We had an anniversary day which we informed the cruise line upon booking. We were IGNORED.

4- Cruise director Jimmy was the worst I have have seen on a cruise ship. I wrote him a review for the daily morning news about our anniversary being ignored and he IGNORED that too. Didn't even read our letter review. So Sad.

He wasn't even funny or bubbly and showed no concern.

5- The soda machines were a joke. 5 available ( 4 of them not working at all and the fifth got no diet option at all ). The problem is that they were selling the glass for USD $10 a day with no machines working ( It was on my review to the cruise director and he IGNORED that too.

6- Menu at restaurants was not even a 3 stars dinning. Terrible options. Steak was on the menu maybe for only 4 nights compared to being on the classic options daily in all cruises we been on. Desserts were very bad. Windjammer had 2 main stations for main food and repeats meals almost every day. 2 days they served pealed and cut bananas as fruits and they were old which was the main reason they served it so not to throw away. One of the passengers was so annoyed and thet removed it only after he talked to the chef.

Food standards were very low.

7- TV programs still very bad. No List. No Good movies. Even the movies on the big screen were bad and mostly animated. $13 you need to pay to watch a new movie on TV. Rip Off.

8- We had to choose the specialty restaurants as there was no good food at the main restaurants. Jimmie oliver was good. Wonderland was a waste of money. Chop Grill was good BUT they asked us for $10 extra if any choose 2 mains !!

Lobster to pay extra $21 on top of what you paid for the specialty restaurant which was $49. Rip Off.
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