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Chose this cruise since it fit into schedule while in Australia to travel to New Zealand Realized the ship is large and almost 5000 passengers but we wanted to go to New Zealand . We tried it and will never sail again ! Too many long lines for everything ! We chose to eat in Specialty Resturants every evening and stayed away from Windjammer. Loved the food and staff in Specialty Resturants. Felt like just a floating city with little opportunity to dine outside Shore excursions were very expensive & not better than average. Entertainment was mixed but enjoyed Cruise Director - many shows were standing room since kids taking seats in adult shows Very annoying and many passengers were not pleased when comedian could not do his entire show due to kids in audience at 10 pm! Believe the Captain is concerned about overall view of this ship but there is something missing including bring nickel and dimed for everything which is the Royal Caribbean way ! Too big a ship to find coffee or just water during the day as well as an ice cream cone - The ship is beautiful however much space is devoted to high end retail and the main promenade is always shoulder to shoulder people in peak hours and the shops may have one person or be empty

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Ovation of the Seas Cruise Review by yuckapuck

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Chose this cruise since it fit into schedule while in Australia to travel to New Zealand

Realized the ship is large and almost 5000 passengers but we wanted to go to New Zealand .

We tried it and will never sail again !

Too many long lines for everything !

We chose to eat in Specialty Resturants every evening and stayed away from Windjammer. Loved the food and staff in Specialty Resturants.

Felt like just a floating city with little opportunity to dine outside

Shore excursions were very expensive & not better than average.

Entertainment was mixed but enjoyed Cruise Director - many shows were standing room since kids taking seats in adult shows

Very annoying and many passengers were not pleased when comedian could not do his entire show due to kids in audience at 10 pm!

Believe the Captain is concerned about overall view of this ship but there is something missing including bring nickel and dimed for everything which is the Royal Caribbean way !

Too big a ship to find coffee or just water during the day as well as an ice cream cone -

The ship is beautiful however much space is devoted to high end retail and the main promenade is always shoulder to shoulder people in peak hours and the shops may have one person or be empty
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