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Ovation of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Ship from Hell!

Review for Ovation of the Seas to the South Pacific
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10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Jan 2023
Traveled with children

We booked this holiday a year ago. We booked five cabins all balcony. I have been on 10 + cruises but first time with Royal Caribbean. The food was hospital food absolutely terrible. The buffet at lunch never changed, if you a vegetarian or have any dietary requirements do not go on this ship unless you want to lose weight. We never got to go on the bumper cars rollerskating or rock wall because the line was 100+ people long and there is nothing to do on this ship. No entertainment crew, no ice sculptures, fruit carving and no champagne fountain. It’s a big ship but has nothing extra except more cabins and people everywhere. The adults only swimming pool is a toddlers pool, you can only sit in it. If you want to swim you will have to go to the main pools where we were kicked and hit by every child on board. We were like sardines!

We missed two ports due to bad weather and was only even $75 per person refund. We never go to touch the ocean: we were trapped on a Ship with nothing to do.

My son is 17 and six foot 4 and he wasn’t allowed to play in the basketball comp with his cousins because of safety reasons you have to be over 18y. They wanted him to play with the 12 year olds, how ridiculous.

Cabin Review

There was three of us in one of the balcony cabins with a pull out lounge. They never put the lounge back during the day so we could move in the room. Unlike princess and Norwegian cruises, they always fold it up during the day and then pull it back out at night to sleep on. We also paid for non-obstructive balcony view but we got obstructed with no compensation.

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