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Hawaii Ovation of the Seas Hawaii Cruise Reviews

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"Chose this cruise because of the itinerary but that didn’t work out so well. Bad planning on behalf of RCI resulted in multiple itinerary changes and just too much confusion for passengers and crew alike. We..."Read More
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patcee101

10+ Cruises

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Beautiful Ship..Just not for me.

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buttermancruise

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

I am currantly on day seven of a ten night cruise aboard Ovation of the Seas. I embarked in Vancouver and will end up in Hawaii. Here are my obsevations so far: First of all I love Royal Caribbean and have sailed twice before with them, most recently on the Allure of the Seas, see my review here…….https://www.cruisecritic.com/memberreviews/memberreview.cfm?EntryID=652523 I do love the big ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Interior with Virtual Balcony


Lovely Very Big Ship but never seemed crowded

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cancruise2

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Overall the Ovation of the Ship is a beautiful large passenger ship. It had 4600 passengers but didn't seem crowded except on deck when it was warm and sunny as all of the people came out of hiding to get a deck chair. I had a solo interior cabin which while small was good at has a normal double bed and the same bathroom as regular rooms. it had the virtual balcony which I liked. The food in ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Studio Interior


Wonderful Cruise

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Micclay

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Vancouver the day before and stayed at the Mariott which is within walking distance to the pier, Embarkation was easyas we did everything on-line beforehand, just scaned us in, drop off luggage and we on boarded. We did US customs in Vancouver so there was not an expedited embarkation for repeat gusets. We were familiar with the ship as we had sailed on its sister ship, Anthem of the Seas. ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Disappointing

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patcee101

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Chose this cruise because of the itinerary but that didn’t work out so well. Bad planning on behalf of RCI resulted in multiple itinerary changes and just too much confusion for passengers and crew alike. We haven’t cruised with RCI for probably ten years during which we have favoured Princess and after this cruise with RCI I believe we made the right decision. We are not fussy eaters nor do we ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Ovation Hawaii cruise -what a mightmare

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lifetimecuiser

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We wanted to go back to Hawaii to visit the Arizona Memorial and visit the islands again. However, before this cruise even started there were problems. The Arizona Memorial is closed and will be for some an undisclosed amount of time. They are doing construction around the memorial that will keep it closed for awhile. But that wasn't the main reason for this review. This was our 35th cruise and ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Incompetent or didn't care, Hard to tell

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dacusg

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We have cruised on RCI before and have had very few problems. This one however was a nightmare. Booked day 1 Honolulu depart at 11:00pm 2 Kailua Kona 9am to 6pm 3 Kilaeua Volcano 12:01 to 1:00am 3Napoli coast 12:00pm to 4:00pm day 4&5 Maui 9am to 5pm next days 6-10 cruising day 11 Victoria BC 9:00am to 8:00pm 12 Vancouver 6:00am. What we got Days 1&2 Honolulu (left Honolulu at 5:00pm on 2nd ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Grand Suite with Large Balcony - 1 Bedroom


Excuse after excuse

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kirby31098

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

From the time ROyal Caribbean changed the itinerary conveniently 59 days before sailing, to the chaos created in baggage claim at disembarking, the most common words from ships staff was “We apologize”. The ship board staff constantly had to make excuses and apologize for numerous situations they had difficulty dealing with. AVOID this ship......while the ship itself is marvelous and a great ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View with Large Balcony


Not the best RCL experience

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weirdo

6-10 Cruises

Age 30s

I haven't been on a Royal Caribbean cruise for a while (5 years) and was disappointed with this service. I wanted to "fly" and was super excited to go on the iFLY attraction - which was why we chose this ship. This allowed me to float in a wind tunnel, which was a great experience. However be advised that you need to book this attraction ASAP or else risk not being able to try it at all. You ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Ship is beautiful but terrible itineraries and food

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mrneva

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

The other reviewers of this cruise have basically said it all. The itinerary change was super disappointing. We were so looking forward to going to the big island and seeing the volcano. Then RCI just axed the stop completely. At the Lahaina, Maui stop, tendering was delayed due to rough sea. Everybody got up early wanted to get off the ship but was not able to so that's why all the public ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Traveled with children


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