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Ovation of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Bought it All and Had a Ball.

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Alaska
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katepaxton
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Sep 2019
Cabin: Ocean View Balcony

Just came back from final Alaska run before it re-positioned to Australia and pretty much loved it all. Our group booked the ultimate drinks and dining packages before the cruise to have freedom on board and we're all glad we did. Drink package was definitely a deal if you drink water, coffee, juice, soda and 4+ drinks over the course of a day. All the restaurants very good but standouts were Wonderland and Chopt. Absolutely delicious. Tip: when you get on the ship, book all your dinners for the week with Guest Services or Restaurant Services. Lunches are pretty easy to nab there when you want to. Windjammer buffet is fine but pretty crazy, so we opted for sit down breakfast in dining room after day 3. We never ate in dining room but hear it was good. Overall, thumbs up on food and drinks, with lots of options.

Our cabin with large balcony (11690) was very clean and well organized for storage. More than enough for two people and plenty of hangars. Glad we brought a power strip and our own shampoo/conditioner, lotion etc., since that wasn't supplied (although someone said you could ask for it). The bathroom is really small but not surprising and always clean.

Lots to do on the ship or lots of places to chill and do nothing. We loved the adult solarium and used the warm pools and hot tubs several times. We enjoyed Bingo, which was fun and very popular. The Disco dance party was a lot of fun, thanks to the Cruise Director and team kicking it off, and the bar trivia and musicians kept us all entertained.

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Ocean View Balcony

Cabin 4D

Very efficiently laid out for 2 people. I don't know how families squeeze into them, but they do. Bring a power strip (no surge). Plenty of hangars, good lighting, great storage. Bathroom tiny but gets the job done. Always kept very clean. Loved the balcony so much, I slept outside most nights on one of the deck chairs with plenty of extra bedding.

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