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Royal Caribbean Ovation of the Seas Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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671 reviews
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Beautiful morning to return to Seattle, See it rains more in Chicago than Seattle
Beautiful sail a way in Seattle and wife too
Surfing in Sitka Alaska, not as warm as Hawaii
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Great entertainment, pity about the smoking
"Overall our holiday was good, but there were a few things that brought down the enjoyment. Our stateroom was assigned by RC on the starboard forward part of deck 6 and was above the deck 5 smoking area. This..."Read More
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Somewhat disappointing

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Alaska

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debbm
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Food Unless you purchase a beverage plan, complimentary drink options are water or hot tea, and juices at a few places. Unless you're going to have 2-3 cocktails (around $10-17 each) a day, the beverage plan is a waste of money. The soda only (no booze) plan is around $9/day. Instead, bring a dozen sodas on board with you. When you're in Ketchikan, go to the drugstore (very close to the dock) ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

Traveled with disabled person


Alaska in the fall with good weather on a 30% full ship during Covid

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KonaDave
10+ Cruises • Age 2020s

Just got off a last minute Alaska cruise on Ovation of the Seas. It was fantastic. Only 1342 guests on a ship that holds up to 4800.  We got lucky with incredibly good weather for this time of year in Alaska.  It was rainy and windy the weeks before and a big storm is coming in this next weekend. The boat felt perfect for the number of guests.  There were 1300 crew, only 200 less than when the ...
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Sail Date: September 2021

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Good Food Excellent Entertainment Fun Cruise despite weather. Our 15th cruise

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Deck Chair Dave
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Booked 3 weeks prior to sailing it was a screaming deal! Got double points, and were on our way to getting Diamond status. We are From Oregon so easy drive up I5 to Seattle.The food is good. But I s it great? ( Not really) However you can find find good food it’s just maybe not quite as good as some of the other ships I have been on for sure but I was very happy with the food. Don’t listen to the ...
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Sail Date: September 2021

Cabin Type: Grand Suite with Large Balcony - 1 Bedroom


Worth the Wait!

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Alaska

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raspberry ridge
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We are veteran cruisers but have previously been on only one other RCCL ship, the Oasis of the Seas. Most often we sail Celebrity.Because of having earned Elite+ status on Captain's Club we were fortunate to utilize Diamond level Crown & Anchor perks on this voyage. Like so many others we had cruises cancelled due to COVID and we were very eager to sail again.My husband had never visited Alaska ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Nice cruise for the times are we are in

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Xertes
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

If you have read any of my previous reviews , you know my wife and I are senior citizens, budget cruisers and cruise to be on the ship and relax. We typically do not care what ports the ship goes to since we seldom get off, don't usually do excursions. We like to eat, relax, read and go to shows. That being the case, the priorities for us in reviewing a ship are food, general ambience and decor of ...
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Sail Date: September 2021

Cabin Type: Obstructed Ocean View Balcony


Safety during covid on a great ship!

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Alaska

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3yorkies
10+ Cruises • Age 2020s

I traveled with over 70 people through Card Player Cruises. Such a perfect group and wonderful fun trip. Food was improved over pre-covid cruises on RCCL, especially in the buffet where they now serve you so no more hands on everything. Cabin was wonderful. Service was friendly but professional. Fast boarding and departure. I wanted to dispute something in another review, that one ...
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Sail Date: September 2021

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


I cannot believe that Royal C requires an excursion to leave the ship!

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huinni007
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

Everything was great in terms of service, food, fun on the ship. However, Royal C requires a purchased excursion in order to get off the ship. This is infringing my freedom to tour without joining a group, and it has nothing to do with covid regulation. Service and Food was great just like other cruises, but the fact that we were not allowed to dock when the ship docks REALLY IS a false ...
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Sail Date: August 2021

Traveled with children


Alaska during Covid

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mightymite19
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

This was only my 2nd RCCL cruise. I chose this ship because of the itinerary. This was the 3rd cruise out of Alaska for this ship since shutdown. Fortunately we had a 12 Noon embarkation time. They had lines for check-in time so don't arrive early or you will wait. Our line started moving at around 12:05 p.m. and we were onboard by 1 p.m. (we did everything beforehand - check-in, photos, ...
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Sail Date: August 2021

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Ovation and Alaska The Perfect Trip!

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MIMICJ
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The Ovation crew was ready for us and did a fantastic job the entire cruise. They were happy and ready to make our trip remarkable! The Ovation is a wonderful ship and the perfect one for an Alaskan cruise! With all the windows you can see everything! We spent a lot of time in the Solarium which has windows from top to bottom so you don’t miss anything! We enjoyed their breakfast on sea days ...
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Sail Date: August 2021


11 night cruise in 6 nights to nowhere.

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Astro Boy
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

First time on Ovation ( reason we booked ), so mainly went for the ride, which strangely turned out that way. We journeyed to tip of New Zealand, turned around and came back to Sydney due to Covid 19 problems around the world. As far as we knew no one had it on the ship, that is till we all got off and went home and 3 days later told one Canadian was infectious last 2 days. So at the moment I ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Interior with Virtual Balcony


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