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Australia & New Zealand Ovation of the Seas Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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"My wife and I travelled on this cruise as a new year's break; it was out fourth cruise but the first we had done without kids and friends. Being a peak season cruise, the ship was very full with lots of family..."Read More
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Amazing cruise

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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


Impressed with general organisation and especially cleanliness

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JMW43
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We were worried about the size of this ship being the biggest we had been on and it had a lot of stuff that we didn't need like bumper cars, surfing, trapeze etc.but it was easy to avoid them and enjoy the rest of the ship as they were tucked away in the sportsplex. What impressed us most was the organisation. Despite having to be medically tested before we got on as we had to change planes ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Grand Suite with Large Balcony - 1 Bedroom


Great cabins

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Penny mccosker
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Big ship but never felt overcrowded Very friendly helpful staff couldn’t fault them Solarium great area. Adults only which is a great idea Food good not great Entertainment same Excellent entertainer one night in the royal theatre But other nights mediocre Great singer in One of the bars every night Lacking nice lounge areas overlooking ocean although big one at back of ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


I didn't get my fresh parmesan cheese

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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


What an epic cruise!

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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


Relaxing New Year holiday to N.Z.

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aussietrav
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Service was excellent in all venues. Cabin was roomy with good hanging space and shower had glass door which was good. We found the cabin to be very noisy though with thumping on the walls and a lot of noise coming from level 13 above us. Food very basic and repetitive in dining rooms although our Waiter Pattima was excellent. Even though the ship was fully booked, it never felt crowded. ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


New Years NZ Cruise

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jessica3152
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

My wife and I travelled on this cruise as a new year's break; it was out fourth cruise but the first we had done without kids and friends. Being a peak season cruise, the ship was very full with lots of family groups. Ship After reading a number of reviews, we were a bit leery about what we could expect but overall the ship handles the numbers onboard pretty well. The Windjammer was a ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


If we'd read the reviews, we would not have booked Ovation of the Seas

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06012020
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

As experienced travellers and having been on multiple cruises, we were very much looking forward to our Ovation of the Seas cruise out of Sydney (departed Dec 26, 2019), around New Zealand. Without doubt, it was the worst experience of cruising we’ve had. Cruising has always included a wow factor of excellent service, with staff who want to see you have a great time … that did not apply on ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Entertaining and fun cruise

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CarolineK
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

I have cruised with Royal Caribbean before a couple of years ago - to the South Pacific for 7 nights - and really enjoyed it. That cruise was on the Explorer of the Seas, a ship I really liked. This time was a 10 night cruise to New Zealand on the very large Ovation of the Seas. I believe it's currently the largest ship in the Southern hemisphere. We were very lucky that the crossing to and from ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Junior Suite with Large Balcony


Worst cruise ever, large ship without atmosphere and attention. Same bad food...

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Kimceng23
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Cruise from Sydney to New Zealand on the 4th Dec 2019. Food was terrible, bulky food with no love or effort. Bought a drink package but coffee shop close by 11am, ???? on a cruise ship and you pay US$35 a night for the soft drink package. After the volcano eruption incident, we were stuck in Tauranga for 2 extra days without much information. Not much effort in softening the sad situation with ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


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