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Ovation of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
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696 reviews

Never again Royal Caribbean

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Asia
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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Oct 2018
Cabin: Obstructed Ocean View Balcony

Chose the cruise as part of a package sold by Planet Cruise. Royal Caribbean website made the cruise experience sound fantastic for 'tasting' a little of several countries in the luxury of a modern ship with up to date facilities. Planet Cruise package also added 3 days in Beijing prior to sailing and followed by 5 days in Bali. Sounded wonderful.

Very poor information beforehand from Planet Cruise or Roya Caribbean about immigration rules, particularly for China. Problems in Manchester airport as Cathay Pacific airline staff knew nothing about the Chinese 144 day visa free pass. It took 30 minutes before we were allowed to fly as staff trawlled their data bases and phoned for advice before letting us board.

Beuracracy of the 144 day pass form filling in China meant an hour or so before we finally picked up our cases.

Cabin Review

Obstructed Ocean View Balcony

Excellent cabin. Obstructed view title is misleading. Only obstruction was the lifeboats which were below us and supporting pillars. No obstruction at all.

Design of cabin was excellent with plenty of storage space. Bathroom was compact but good. Readily available hot water and very good shower.

Modern design and of good quality.

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