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We went for this ship because of the advertising and the promises for the sail of a lifetime, Instead we experienced the worst cruise ever, 3 hours in Beijing lined up to board ship,booked a Junior Suite and unlike other ships it counted for no privileges at all even though it was advertised that suites would have there own speciality dining room when we asked why we couldn't make a reservation we were told that the restaurant was fully booked even though we paid the extra money for the privilege. The main dining area has a limited selection and is almost the same menu every day and the food is always cold and sloppy, speciality pay for restaurants are crap eg: Jamies Italian, Chops etc: overpriced and even home cooking would make it look like rubbish. Entertainment was poor and act mostly provided buy the crew were lame. Ports and Shore excursions should have been named shore extortion's, eg: $75.00 US per person for a bus to the centre of the city on a make your own way excursion and the price in a Taxi $18.00 for 2 to the same place. 2 hours lined up to just get off the ship in Singapore was the end of our cruise from hell NEVER AGAIN Royal Caribbean.....4500 People on board with no direction and poor facilities

Worst Ever Cruise

Ovation of the Seas Cruise Review by Philthy

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: October 2018
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Junior Suite
We went for this ship because of the advertising and the promises for the sail of a lifetime,

Instead we experienced the worst cruise ever, 3 hours in Beijing lined up to board ship,booked a Junior Suite and unlike other ships it counted for no privileges at all even though it was advertised that suites would have there own speciality dining room when we asked why we couldn't make a reservation we were told that the restaurant was fully booked even though we paid the extra money for the privilege.

The main dining area has a limited selection and is almost the same menu every day and the food is always cold and sloppy, speciality pay for restaurants are crap eg: Jamies Italian,

Chops etc: overpriced and even home cooking would make it look like rubbish.

Entertainment was poor and act mostly provided buy the crew were lame.

Ports and Shore excursions should have been named shore extortion's, eg: $75.00 US per person for a bus to the centre of the city on a make your own way excursion and the price in a Taxi $18.00 for 2 to the same place.

2 hours lined up to just get off the ship in Singapore was the end of our cruise from hell

NEVER AGAIN Royal Caribbean.....4500 People on board with no direction and poor facilities
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Cabin Review

Junior Suite
Cabin J3 642
Water is not provided and the bathroom and toilet have a terrible stench.
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