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Flew from Australia with 5 others and spent a few days touring around Beijing , seeing Lost City and Great Wall. Fast train down to Tanguu station in 2nd class was easy $18 Aus,then Taxi to cruise port on the day was easy enough as well $100 Yuan. Get on the Boat through the initial check in wasn't organized that well from the Non-Chinese side anyway, very slow, with little instruction or desk attendants. The Boat itself was in great condition and the Balcony room 11246 was a nice size and enough room for clothing. Mr Jimmy was very helpful we when needed anything during the voyage of 6 days Entertainment was on most nights of a good standard with some only so so but that the luck of the draw No self laundry. Casino just smelled of smoke even though non smoking. No Bar staff service away from Bar area like on other cruises. Four different free restaurants served same menu through whole cruise, seemed to based on Chinese cuisine until a lot of people complained then more variety became available. Breakfast was a mad house, survival of the fittest/ or biggest elbows Very little common courtesy shown by majority of passengers which made cruise a bad experience. I know Aussies can be loud and sometimes rude, like all nations but i would never do a cruise out of Asian/Beijing again and wouldn't recommend it to anyone either. Couldn't fault staff on boat as they tried to satisfy all passengers Dis-Embarkment was a breeze and we took own bags of at Hong Kong

Beijing cruise

Ovation of the Seas Cruise Review by Valhyd

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2018
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony
Flew from Australia with 5 others and spent a few days touring around Beijing , seeing Lost City and Great Wall. Fast train down to Tanguu station in 2nd class was easy $18 Aus,then Taxi to cruise port on the day was easy enough as well $100 Yuan.

Get on the Boat through the initial check in wasn't organized that well from the Non-Chinese side anyway, very slow, with little instruction or desk attendants.

The Boat itself was in great condition and the Balcony room 11246 was a nice size and enough room for clothing. Mr Jimmy was very helpful we when needed anything during the voyage of 6 days

Entertainment was on most nights of a good standard with some only so so but that the luck of the draw

No self laundry.

Casino just smelled of smoke even though non smoking.

No Bar staff service away from Bar area like on other cruises.

Four different free restaurants served same menu through whole cruise, seemed to based on Chinese cuisine until a lot of people complained then more variety became available.

Breakfast was a mad house, survival of the fittest/ or biggest elbows

Very little common courtesy shown by majority of passengers which made cruise a bad experience. I know Aussies can be loud and sometimes rude, like all nations but i would never do a cruise out of Asian/Beijing again and wouldn't recommend it to anyone either.

Couldn't fault staff on boat as they tried to satisfy all passengers

Dis-Embarkment was a breeze and we took own bags of at Hong Kong
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