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Seabourn Ovation Review

4.5 / 5.0
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61 reviews

Good but not great

Review for Seabourn Ovation to the Baltic Sea
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6-10 Cruises • Age 20s

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Sail Date: Jul 2019
Cabin: Veranda Suite

I choose this ship for two reasons. One I liked the itinerary and two I wanted to try a luxury cruise line. The itinerary was good in that it started in Stockholm allowing me to spend two days before departure exploring the city without rushing and it ended in Copenhagen where I did the same thing. It also included two overnights ( 3 full days) in St. Petersburg where there is so much to see. I have sailed on Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian and the now gone Renaissance cruises. Renaissance was actually a wonderful cruise line with beautiful small ships that was the closest to this experience.

As far as the actual cruise I will say it was wonderful not having to wait and crowd into elevators, the ship was a great size not to large, not to small. It was great not having to fight for a pool chair or make reservations for everything. Loved not being asked to have my picture taken every five minutes, and not having shops with sales. The ship itself was new and immaculate. The suite with balcony was gorgeous. Bathroom was large, walk in closet with enough drawers and hangers was great. On the downside the entertainment with the exception of two shows was far from great and there was really no other activities. The service was great, the liquor flowed freely, afternoon tea was nice, tapas was great, caviar on request was a nice touch too. What was a huge disappointment was dinner in the dining room which most nights was fair at best. The Grille was only available for guests to reserve one night. It was excellent. The other nighttime restaurant was outside and it was too cold for that. Did not try the sushi restaurant. I was very surprised that the food in the main restaurant was no better than I had on other much less expensive cruise lines.

The on deck cocktail party was wonderful, food was very good there.

Cabin Review

Veranda Suite

Cabin was excellent!

Port Reviews


Came early took HOHO spent two days here. Wonderful city much to see


Not much to see took the ship bus in walked around went back


Took HOHO bus

Pretty city, not that much to see

Close to where ship is docked


Left ship here

Stayed two nights

Great city lots to see and do

St. Petersburg

Took private three day excursion with Alla Tours saw everything! Was amazing tour. Highly recommend this company.

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