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Royal Caribbean Ovation of the Seas Balcony Cabin Cruise Reviews

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Kitkat12450

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Very enjoyable cruise

Review for Ovation of the Seas to South Pacific

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Afloatalot

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

We were booked for 11 nights, 12 days for a round trip Australia to New Zealand. We were supposed to stop along the way at Mystery Island and New Caledonia before reaching NZ. However combination of a tropical cyclone and Coronavirus meant we did a round trip from Sydney and spent 6 nights, 7 days on board. All praise to the captain and crew for looking after passengers well being, the crew ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Amazing cruise

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Australia & New Zealand

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ozpen

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise because of the Ship as we have always wanted to sail out of beautiful Sydney Harbour and back in again. The destination wasn't as important as the Ship but we did enjoy New Zealand and the itinerary was excellent - enough port days and enough seas days over the 12 nights. Embarkation was extremely well done - 30 minutes from stepping out of our car with our bags and ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View with Large Balcony


Worst cruise ship, will not sail RC again

Review for Ovation of the Seas to South Pacific

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AdamMadd

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

Let me just say that this has been one of the worst cruises I've been on. The whole cruise has been one disappointment after another that has made what was supposed to be a happy and enjoyable birthday and 10th anniversary holiday into a depressing and boring cruise. From the horrible staff in the kids club that drove my 3yo daughter to tears, to the overcrowding of the ship so much that you can't ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Obstructed Ocean View Balcony

Traveled with children


Too big and many other things

Review for Ovation of the Seas to South Pacific

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wheels1000

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We wanted to go Ovation to try it and compare. We have been RCI since 2010 and are Diamond (80 pts) later this year. Maybe. We are Platinum with Princess. We first cruised though in 1970-72. I think reviews need to have 1) a valid comparison with other ships & 2) whether they write as a family/kids, Teens or older.......... like us. But what a disappointment...........BUT We did ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Obstructed Ocean View Balcony


Great entertainment, pity about the smoking

Review for Ovation of the Seas to South Pacific

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KiwiCoral

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

Overall our holiday was good, but there were a few things that brought down the enjoyment. Our stateroom was assigned by RC on the starboard forward part of deck 6 and was above the deck 5 smoking area. This meant when we wanted to use the balcony, we got cigarette smoke in the air. Fresh air was why we picked a balcony in the first place. We also were deluged in cigarette smoke when waiting ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Obstructed Ocean View Balcony


What an epic cruise!

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Australia & New Zealand

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Randal

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

Ovation of the Seas is a marvel and near faultless. The staff are amazing, and always have a smile. The itinerary for 9 days was well balanced between at-sea days and port days. Our 2 kids (Miss 5 and Miss 8) loved the kids club and the pool facilities. EMBARKATION We live in Sydney and decided to use the relatively new Light Rail to get into the city. This was great as where you get off at ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

Traveled with children


I didn't get my fresh parmesan cheese

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Australia & New Zealand

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RThornley73

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

I choose this cruise because it LOOKS spectacular... But don't be deceived. The service was horrible... I wanted fresh parmesan but I got the 3 year old grated parmesan cheese... If I were to be a 1st time cruiser I still would think that this ship was bad... I got woken up at 9:30am ship time to the crew emergency practice... on the 6th day. Why couldn't they have used the walkie ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

Traveled with children

Traveled with disabled person


Spectacular cruise liner

Review for Ovation of the Seas to South Pacific

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EllieJo01

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

This was our first cruise ever with one teenager. We decided to do a cruise because I don't like flying and it was recommended by someone. The ship is relatively new - launched in 2016 and looks amazing. We had a stateroom with a balcony which was small but perfectly formed. Our stateroom attendant was unfailingly cheerful even though he never seemed to get a break. We decided to purchase the ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

Traveled with children


Great Cruise!

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patriciaaa

2-5 Cruises

Age 20s

I went for the 10 night cruise to the South Pacific Islands and NZ on the ovation of the seas and it was a great trip. We had the oceanview balcony stateroom on Deck 8, this stateroom was a great size for the two of us with my partner and my-self. The queen bed was very comfortable, TV size was great that sits on the wall in front of the bed, a couch to sit on, good size balcony with the lounge ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Wonderful Family Cruise

Review for Ovation of the Seas to South Pacific

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Yasmind

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We were family group of 23 on this cruise, ages ranging from 79 to 5. There were many large family groups, which was great, as it was Australian school holidays. This was our 5th cruise with RC. The check-in and bag drop in Sydney on embarkation was seamless and easy. The ship is huge! Our cabins were spacious and very clean. We had a lovely balcony which added to the spaciousness of ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

Traveled with children


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