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I travelled to Seattle with my family for this Alaska cruise. My daughter is in a wheelchair so we had booked an accessible cabin. Our taxi driver was waiting for us at the airport and it took about 30 minutes to reach the cruise terminal. Embarkation was smooth and problem-free. Our cabin, an accessible oceanview on Deck 3, was spacious and comfortable. Dining in both the restaurant and Windjammer buffet was a great experience, with plenty of choices and great service. We had anytime dining and we rotated between the two restaurants (Silk and American Icon) for dinner. We ate breakfast in the Solarium Bistro, which was lovely as it is smaller and not so busy as the Windjammer. Entertainment was generally good with a variety of shows in the theatre and musicians for all tastes in the various bars and lounges. We loved the bumper cars, but were disappointed that we were unable to experience the North Star as it was fully booked for the entire cruise. The port stops (Juneau, Skagway and Victoria BC) were great. We were able to walk off the ship and straight into each port without needing to use any shuttles. The only slight disappointment was the glacier stop. Although the scenery was breathtaking we were not able to actually see the glacier itself. All in all this was a very enjoyable cruise on a great ship, with plenty to do onboard and excellent service all round. Disembarkation was easy and problem-free. Our taxi arrived to pick us up just after we disembarked.

Excellent Cruise to Alaska on Great Ship, with Superb Weather

Ovation of the Seas Cruise Review by JemIB66

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2019
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Ocean View
I travelled to Seattle with my family for this Alaska cruise. My daughter is in a wheelchair so we had booked an accessible cabin.

Our taxi driver was waiting for us at the airport and it took about 30 minutes to reach the cruise terminal.

Embarkation was smooth and problem-free. Our cabin, an accessible oceanview on Deck 3, was spacious and comfortable.

Dining in both the restaurant and Windjammer buffet was a great experience, with plenty of choices and great service. We had anytime dining and we rotated between the two restaurants (Silk and American Icon) for dinner. We ate breakfast in the Solarium Bistro, which was lovely as it is smaller and not so busy as the Windjammer.

Entertainment was generally good with a variety of shows in the theatre and musicians for all tastes in the various bars and lounges.

We loved the bumper cars, but were disappointed that we were unable to experience the North Star as it was fully booked for the entire cruise.

The port stops (Juneau, Skagway and Victoria BC) were great. We were able to walk off the ship and straight into each port without needing to use any shuttles.

The only slight disappointment was the glacier stop. Although the scenery was breathtaking we were not able to actually see the glacier itself.

All in all this was a very enjoyable cruise on a great ship, with plenty to do onboard and excellent service all round.

Disembarkation was easy and problem-free. Our taxi arrived to pick us up just after we disembarked.
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Ocean View
Cabin 1N 3244
The cabin, which was an adapted/accessible one, was very spacious, comfortable and in a great position, with easy access to all areas of the ship. Our stateroom attendant was very good.
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