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Dubai Royal Caribbean Ovation of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Review for Ovation of the Seas to Middle East

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Annmad
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Excellent value and the ship was brand new. Getting on board was seamless. Better than usual entertainment. Went to ports we would not normally choose, Oman & Kochi. Even though it's a huge ship it was not crowded. There were no problems getting lounge chairs at the pools. no big queues at the dining venues. Food and service are great as usual. Good choice of tours in Ports. Activities are great ...
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Sail Date: May 2016

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


Not bad, but could improve.

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Asia

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Umina kid
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The ship itself was very good but as reviewed before the dress code was very poor and I remember one night in the top restaurant the guy at the next table had T shirt shorts and thongs on and this was when the advertised dress for men was a minimum of a jacket. Getting on and off was no problem and there were never any long lines.The biggest problem was visiting India where it was $100 for a ...
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Sail Date: May 2016

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


Full credit to RCC - a wonderful cruise

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Trans-Ocean

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Gluvcruising
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise to discover cruising on a larger ship. To our amazement it was easy to get from A to B with wider pathways throughout. The decor is beautifully appointed with many "chill out" areas available in many nooks and crannies. Once we discovered how to make bookings for the dining rooms, our dining experience was excellent. However, there is a need to have information available ...
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Sail Date: May 2016

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


Ovation of the Sea and our Royal Genie experience

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Asia

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Me decker
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We were traveling with our 21 yr old granddaughter so originally booked a grand suite but were offered an upgrade to a grand loft suite which was absolutely fabulous. Our Royal Genie was wonderful and made our trip extra special. All three of us were tremendously spoiled - we never had to wait in line, all of our restaurant reservations and shore excursions were made by the genie. We were met ...
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Sail Date: May 2016

Cabin Type: Grand Loft Suite with Balcony

Traveled with children


Ovation of the Seas - nice but not for us.

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Asia

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jdshomer
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We wanted to experience one of the huge ships to see if they were to our taste, after 10 cruises on smaller ships. We chose Ovation of the Seas because it was brand new and coming eventually to Australia. The ship is beautiful and very modern, but relies very heavily on technology that often does not work properly. We had problems with noise that were not addressed & heard that many others had ...
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Sail Date: May 2016

Cabin Type: Ocean View Connected Stateroom with Balcony


Very Disappointing

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Trans-Ocean

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Stylemover
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Overall, very disappointing. Expected great things from this ship and having traveled with Royal Caribbean for 12 cruises, I would not choose to go on this ship again. Agree with all the comments people have said about it being a ship made cheaply - lots of creaking noises in the cabins, can hear everything from next door -- you don't get this on their older ships. Wi- if Internet was an absolute ...
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Sail Date: May 2016


Diamond Club Disappointment

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Asia

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Noelybo
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

The new Ovation we were looking forward to so much as new Diamond members.Our cabin was really nice but lacked appropriate hanging space and need more drawers.Our attendant was very helpful. I did not like the dining experience I much preferred my time dining in the one restaurant with a choice of others if preferred. The entertainment was very impressive and the Director was really good. However ...
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Sail Date: May 2016

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


Looks great but looks are only surface deep.

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Trans-Ocean

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Skyoz
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

For anyone travelling on a cruise ship for the first time I'm sure they will be suitably impressed and the ship is very well presented and of course great German engineering. For me the ship is too big with too many passengers - travelling up and down the crowded elevators seemed like I was in a commercial building going to work - and it's an all stops tour !!! We were constantly inundated with ...
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Sail Date: May 2016


Lovely, Modern Ship with Some Mediocre Operations

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Trans-Ocean

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Zawmer
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

I sailed the Dubai-Singapore leg of the inaugural (sorta) repositioning that brought Ovation from Southampton to Tianjin. So my experience was with a shiny new ship that was a real pleasure to behold at every corner. Royal Caribbean has put together a very appealing vessel, but still it often felt like, well, like I was on more of a budget cruise. Food is abundant, with plenty of options, but ...
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Sail Date: May 2016

Cabin Type: Super Studio Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


Disability? No problem.

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Trans-Ocean

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Monty124
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

We chose this to be our introduction to cruising. Being disabled we booked an accessible suite and were not Dissapointed, the stateroom was superb with the balcony having a ramp to get in and out, a full wet room shower and everything was lower to suit wheelchair users. Access was great with the larger door having an auto opener fitted. The food was, without a doubt, a high point. The ...
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Sail Date: May 2016

Traveled with disabled person


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