My wife and I picked the Ovation of the Seas for these reasons:
1. Reputation: Despite of some negative comments by others, we have NEVER had a bad experience with any of our RCCL cruises. We are at Emerald Level and just enjoy the cruises. (Comparing RCCL to other super expensive luxury cruises is really not fair in my opinion, as I have seen other reviews do.)
2. The Service: Oh my we had such a wonderful stateroom attendant and servers in the Main Dining, Grande Restaurant. The entire staff is wonderful.
.Spacious well set up balcony cabin. My wife and I especially liked our view out the balcony and the fact that we enough storage. We liked the armoires around the sofa. Smelled fresh and brand now. Not a speck of dirt anywhere.
Amazing tour of the rain forest.
Did a city tour of Phuket, fun!!!