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Royal Caribbean Ovation of the Seas Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to Australia & New Zealand

Royal Caribbean
Ovation of the Seas
Australia & New Zealand
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

16

Very Good

12

Average

8

Poor

7

Terrible

6

Cruise type

Family Cruises

116

Senior Cruises

49

Repositioning Cruises

42

Entertainment Cruises

38

Romantic Cruises

27

49 Royal Caribbean Ovation of the Seas Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to Australia & New Zealand


JMW43 avatar

JMW43

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Impressed with general organisation and especially cleanliness

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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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


ozpen avatar

ozpen

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Amazing cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Lyn2 avatar

Lyn2

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

In One word

Staff- amazing Ship-amazing Food-amazing Activities-amazing Shows-amazing State Room-amazing Overall - fantastically awesomely wonderfully AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING We will be on board again ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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greykangaroo

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Ruined by too many passengers

In fact, I would rate the cruise at three and a half stars. All that blame goes to the company Royal Caribbean for ramming in too many passengers. I will never forget that day in Dunedin when every person on ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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jarrod1974

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Truly Amazing

I had an assumption that all cruise`s were for old fat people, how wrong I was, my parents shouted my wife and 3 boys aged 4-8-11 and my brother and my two nieces. Absolutely blown away staff are some of the most ...
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Sail Date January 2019


magpie9 avatar

magpie9

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Ovation Gets No Applause From Us

My 10 night cruise on Ovation of the Seas ( Sydney to NZ and return) was my 8th cruise so I know what I like by now and what I expect. Mainly I want a comfortable room for my friend and I. am in my 60s and my friend ...
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Sail Date December 2018


TamTim avatar

TamTim

2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Fun time with friends

We choose the Ovation of the Seas as we had previously enjoyed the Voyager of the Seas and wanted to try a newer ship and a different destination. Ovation of the Seas is definitely a great ship for a New Zealand ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Choose2cruse2

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Australia Cruise

It was a bucket list trip and my husband & I were celebrating our anniversary and a birthday. We stayed in Sydney for a week before boarding the ship. We stayed at The Meriton Apartment Suites in Mascot. It was ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Mishka01

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Big Ship, Big Problem

We chose Ovation of The Seas, because it was a new ship and we had sailed on Royal Caribbean before. We were hoping this ship would be all we had expected, and, ah no, this ship is not what we expected, to big, you ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Adecheza

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Good ship, lots to do, but....

Lots of days at sea, so chose this ship as it has lots of amenities and entertainment, and in most cases it delivered, but there are a few cons, but certainly a lot of pros. Cons: Charging for just about all ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Gayldon

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Sailing section of cruise- Darwin to Singapore

We chose Ovation because we wanted to experience this huge ship but were a little concerned we would feel crowded. We enjoyed the cruise and only ever felt there were too many people on board when we were leaving ...
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Sail Date March 2018


Oz2 avatar

Oz2

3 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Pleasantly surprised

We have family in Singapore and it was a nice way to travel to them. We have never been on a ship this large before having travelled with Cunard and Celebrity previously. We were pleasantly surprised. The ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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bufori

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Great value cruise

I have been on 7 cruises before ,this one being the most "upmarket".& largest. All the negatives are what I expected lots of people & long queues. but the positives far outway the negs .Restuarant food & service ...
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Sail Date February 2018


ilockwh avatar

ilockwh

13 Reviews Written

72 Helpful Votes

Wonderful New Zealand Scenery, Great Ship

We booked our 14 day New Zealand cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas as the second part of our back-to-back trip to Australia and New Zealand. We experienced the Quantum Class Ovation of the Seas, the ...
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Sail Date February 2018


ilockwh avatar

ilockwh

13 Reviews Written

72 Helpful Votes

Quantum Class Ship, Star Class Service. Wonderful!

We booked a Star Class cabin on Royal Caribbean’s Quantum Class Ovation of the Seas eleven months in advance of the embarkation date for four reasons: (1) We wanted to make a first visit to Australia and Tasmania ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Ma33y

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

We loved the Ovation

The ship has a vibe about it which is happy, alive, vibrant. It’s spotless!! The medical protocols for hygiene are excellent with gel stations at EVERY bar and eating station (and there are many of them). ...
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Sail Date January 2018


wiz043 avatar

wiz043

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great cruise....but...

I had been on 3 previous cruises with Royal Caribbean before I went on a 12 day NZ cruise on Ovatiion of the Seas which is part of the Quantum class whatever that is ( maybe size). Great cruise apart from the ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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lyndarra

5 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

New 'Big Ship' Experience

Our cruising background since 2012 when we started. HAL x 2, Princess x 1, Carnival x 1, RCI x 3, Celebrity x 4. This cruise was a 60th birthday celebration of one of our two cruising companions. Our first ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Kathie C

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Creaky cabins

We wanted to see the new ship for ourselves first impressions were all good, new ship, new layout, fresh, clean stylish. cabin layouts are a clever use of space, same size as other RC ships but the cupboards ...
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Sail Date November 2017


robb s avatar

robb s

6 Reviews Written

44 Helpful Votes

Nice new ship,good service but food needs improving

the ship is new and has some quirky new features (bionic bar, the big arm that takes you into the air high above the ship by the way this is free) but they still allow smoking on the pool deck near the centre pools ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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davedownunder

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Bring your money!

November 20 2017 our first RC cruise....and our last! From the moment you board their hands are out. We boarded in Singapore for a 6 night cruise to Fremantle, Western Australia, our 7th cruise, so I speak in ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Paudy

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Big is not necessarily fabulous, although very good

We were offered this cruise at the last minute and the deal was terrific. The ship is huge with over 4,000 passengers. Getting away in Sydney was well organized as we did everything online before we left and we ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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googleaccount1

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

After 45 cruises under my belt, this was the most overpriced & dissapointing

Booked this cruise in May 2016 for New year cruise $250.00 per day as it was a new ship I expected it to be a wow ship. The cabin was an obstructed balcony Level 6. Not a problem, the occasional creaks & groans ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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tallie294

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

The good, the bad and the ugly

The Good I was so excited about cruising on this grand looking new ship. Food was great in the Windjammers. Overnight in Tasmania for the Regatta festival was fantastic That's the good now read and weep. The ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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cotonj

4 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Amazing ship, awesome technology

Having never been on a brand new ship, we did the 5 nights to Tasmania to experience it. Walking on board was full of "wow" moments, the kids water park, the North Star, Seaplex complex with the dodgem cars, we ...
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Sail Date January 2017


Ovation of the Seas Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins5.04.3
Dining4.03.4
Entertainment5.03.7
Public Rooms5.03.9
Fitness Recreation4.03.8
Family5.03.3
Enrichment3.03.2
Service4.03.8
Value For Money4.03.2
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