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Ovation of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
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662 reviews
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Hong Kong and back via the Philippines

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Asia
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jun 2018
Cabin: Obstructed Ocean View Balcony

We chose this cruise as an interesting initial itinerary attracted our attention. Unfortunately Boracay was changed due to its closure but we decided to continue anyway. The alternative port was Subic Bay was did not have very much to offer close by. I wouldn't really recommend Subic Bayu as a destination (nothing to do there) although the local people were very friendly. If you do go there try the Crab and Belly restaurant - excellent food at an excellent price. It was a shame that the port visits coincided with a level 1 typhoon warning which basically meant it rained heavily but giving into being wet made the excursions easier. At the completion of the cruise we took up the day tour and airport drop off option which saved considerable angst about what to do with luggage.

This cruise was perhaps 85% Asian and despite some subsequent complaints I have heard about that, I found there were no problems or issues in fact it added to the adventure of the cruise.

The food was primarily and understandably aimed at that demographic so I took the opportunity to explore the wider than usual food options available.

Cabin Review

Obstructed Ocean View Balcony

Cabin 2E

the cabin was as expected and the round surroundings of the balcony didn't really impede out view. We would take an obstructed view balcony again if the price was right.

Port Reviews


Interesting to see the heart of manila and even the large shopping Mall - coffee needed!

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