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Europe Ovation of the Seas Europe Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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Excursion to Glaciers in Juneau
At one port, we parked, got off, then ship was repositioned to another dock...now, we had to stand in line to ferry up to 4,000 people back to our ship. I forgot to mention that because of the ferrying, they asked people of age, disabled, or wheelchairs to be back on the ship before 2:00. Therefore, they had to get on 3 hours before ship sails because the ferry staff couldn't manage? I screamed ADA in compliance! Awful!
This staff member was all alone making pizzas, cooking pizzas, serving pizzas...alone! I found Im guessing was a manager and asked him. He shrugged but did eventually helped the poor girl. Acting like it was so be beneath him.
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Ovation met our expectations.

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Europe - British Isles & Western

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CruiseAgainNow
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This is my review of the Ovation of the Seas based on our voyage from Southampton to Singapore in May 2016. This is a magnificent looking ship, both internal and externally. It bristles with modern engineering, technological and design elements that create a stylish ship that manages to never feel too crowded even though there are over 4,000 guests on board. It is also the most stable ship we ...
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Sail Date: May 2016

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


First Time Cruisers on a Brand New Ship

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RobinYorkie
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

Having never been on a cruise before, we decided that since the brand new Ovation of the Seas was sailing from our home country, it was time to give this type of holiday a go. We stayed in a Junior Spa Suite (7236) which we were very impressed with. The room was large and well appointed with lots of storage and a really nice bathroom that was stocked with L'Occitane toiletries. The balcony was ...
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Sail Date: May 2016

Cabin Type: Junior Suite with Balcony


Ovation of the Seas May 2016

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Europe - All

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Avidcruiser123
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

Took a 7ngt vacation from Southampton to Barcelona on May 3rd. Weather was disappointing but the ship was impressive especially the 270 venue, the covered Solarium and the Seaplex sports venue. Staff were generally friendly and accommodating and our room, a large interior stateroom on deck 12 was modern and spacious. The virtual balcony was interesting but you do get tired of looking at what is ...
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Sail Date: May 2016

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom with Virtual Balcony


Would definitely go again! Loving the Quantum experience!

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Mediterranean

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Marden8
6-10 Cruises

Was on Anthem last year and wanted to try the latest Quantum class ship. Very impressive ship. Very modern and geared up for the younger cruiser and Oriental market. Excellent service from all areas. Only let down was rain 5 days out of 7!! From arrival at port to getting onboard took all of 10 minutes. Give your servers a tip when you meet them and they'll treat you like royalty ...
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Sail Date: May 2016

Cabin Type: Ocean View Stateroom


Brand New Ship

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Chiquitamar
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Ovation of the Seas is a brand new ship and in that respect, it did not disappoint. The ship is beautiful and has a lot of nice features. It also has some things that might not appeal to everyone. This was kind of their maiden voyage and the ship will eventually stay in Beijing. We had a balcony cabin and the cabin was comfortable and has lots of storage space. The usual toiletries that you ...
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Sail Date: May 2016

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


Ovation 7 Nights April 2016

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latty17
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Booked a suite so we could get double points to take us to Diamind Plus status, having been on the Anthem last October round the canaries and this being the same class of ship we knew what to expect. Coud'nt fault the staff in particular the bar staff in Boleros who were most efficient and welcoming. Don't like the rotation of dining, we prefer the classic dining room experience so had all ...
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Sail Date: April 2016

Cabin Type: Junior Suite with Balcony


Not so Dynamic Dining

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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a100photo
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Arrived at Southampton and the ship looks huge from the outside and when we walked in you could tell it was all new but also totally geared up for the Chinese market. All signage was in both languages and the staff and shopping totally again geared up for that market. Also the ship is a bit of a reverse tardis it feels much smaller on the inside that the lie of freedom or voyager class ships due ...
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Sail Date: April 2016


A One Week Northern Spain and France Cruise

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DON 1
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We went first time on Royal Caribbean,having previously been on Pand O and celebrity on several other cruises.The Ovation is a massive ship.The check in service was very efficient the staff were very friendly and helpful,and we got on board two and a half hours before our allotted time due to arriving early which was great.The choice of dynamic dinning was very good,we eat at a different ...
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Sail Date: April 2016

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


Once in a lifetime cruise with all the perks!

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calicogang
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

My wife and I were on the third cruise for this new ship. We heard some bad stories from the first two cruises, but this one was amazing! From the check in, being taken through security by our Royal Genie, yes we had a Royal Genie before they started the program on May 1st. Had our bags in our Sky Loft Suite within three hours of hitting the dock. Free unlimited drink package for both, free ...
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Sail Date: April 2016

Cabin Type: Sky Loft Suite with Balcony


Fantastic Ship; Ports of Call Boring

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Loraben
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Outstanding cruise members were our stateroom attendant 11162 and 11170 All the staff were excellent but especially - Pablo the Brazilian bar waiter in silk, Rahman in the grande, Sebastian the polish chef, Kamel the Turkish head waiter and also the Albanian headwaiter in Chic I can't remember his name though. The breakfast egg chef with the Caribbean accent at the station on the left was ...
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Sail Date: April 2016

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


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