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Ovation of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
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672 reviews
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More like a Sitcom than a real Holiday

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Asia
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10+ Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Oct 2018
Cabin: Ocean View Balcony
Bumper cars
Leaving Okinawa
More than half of the evenings were sunny
Carpaccio got glued to the plate. Also, tasted like glue.
Vietnamese ports were pretty far from civilization
Your stateroom balcony, the best place to be.
Northstar, always running when not too windy
Hong Kong, the best port on this route

I had to wait for six months before I could write down this review more objectively. Meaning without the disbelief or all the other first negative reactions.

So in short - everything the others have already written here is completely accurate. However, after telling the stories after half a year, it all feels quite entertaining. Not ever on our nine RCI cruises before have we felt like being in a candid camera. Or in a sitcom, not in the audience but on the stage before cameras.

Because why and where else would all those silly things take place. You have the basic setup: A slightly unconfident captain that gets a totally inexperienced crew who probably was supposed to be somewhere else. Like repairing cars, milking cows, studying in high school ... who knows. Then they are given this brand new amazing shiny ship with all the features and gimmicks nobody has heard of and obviously have no idea how to use them.

Cabin Review

Ocean View Balcony

Cabin 3D

Spotless! Excellent service too. To be honest there were good things too, like the crew and the ship itself.

Port Reviews


Arrival in Singapore is an event itself. Get up early and just watch!

Hong Kong

Very good connections, you get to city quickly.

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