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Royal Caribbean Ovation of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Ovation of the Seas
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662 Royal Caribbean Ovation of the Seas Cruise Reviews


Misslinder avatar

Misslinder

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

underwhelming

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We did Alaska early June. I think you'd do better to do a combo land /sea tour if you really want to feel like you were in Alaska. Here is a quick review; I loved the piano bar, service great and piano guy was ...
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Sail Date May 2019


JMW43 avatar

JMW43

1 Review Written

Impressed with general organisation and especially cleanliness

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


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Afloatalot

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Very enjoyable cruise

We were booked for 11 nights, 12 days for a round trip Australia to New Zealand. We were supposed to stop along the way at Mystery Island and New Caledonia before reaching NZ. However combination of a tropical ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Cruise RL

4 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Great Once in a Lifetime Cruise

We sailed on Ovation of the Seas out of Seattle, Washington in May of 2019 and visited the ports of Juneau and Skagway, Alaska and Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. FLIGHT: Okay, I had to fly this time ...
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Sail Date May 2019


Astro Boy avatar

Astro Boy

25 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

11 night cruise in 6 nights to nowhere.

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 ...
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Sail Date March 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


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Penny mccosker

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great cabins

Big ship but never felt overcrowded Very friendly helpful staff couldn’t fault them Solarium great area. Adults only which is a great idea Food good not great Entertainment same Excellent ...
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Sail Date February 2020


help12345 avatar

help12345

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Ship!

We have cruised many times on alot of different cruise lines but Ovation is the largest ship we have cruised on. Ovation of the Seas has been our bucket ship and it didn't disappoint. No waiting in line to ...
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Sail Date February 2020


wheels1000 avatar

wheels1000

8 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Too big and many other things

We wanted to go Ovation to try it and compare. We have been RCI since 2010 and are Diamond (80 pts) later this year. Maybe. We are Platinum with Princess. We first cruised though in 1970-72. I think reviews need ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Casablanca83

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Beware of Schoolies & Toolies

This holiday took a great deal of difficulty to put together due to my mobility, getting from Perth to Sydney etc. We had travelled with Royal Caribbean before and on this ship but never before on any ship, and we ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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KiwiCoral

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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big daddio2

5 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

A very full ship

We chose this cruise as we had been on Ovation previously, and knew it would provide enough entertainment for our kids and grandkids. Although the grandkids (five of them, aged 4 to 15) did not go to the kids club, ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Yasmind

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Family Cruise

We were family group of 23 on this cruise, ages ranging from 79 to 5. There were many large family groups, which was great, as it was Australian school holidays. This was our 5th cruise with RC. The check-in ...
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Sail Date January 2020


Randal avatar

Randal

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

What an epic cruise!

Ovation of the Seas is a marvel and near faultless. The staff are amazing, and always have a smile. The itinerary for 9 days was well balanced between at-sea days and port days. Our 2 kids (Miss 5 and Miss 8) loved ...
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Sail Date January 2020


patriciaaa avatar

patriciaaa

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise!

I went for the 10 night cruise to the South Pacific Islands and NZ on the ovation of the seas and it was a great trip. We had the oceanview balcony stateroom on Deck 8, this stateroom was a great size for the two ...
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Sail Date January 2020


EllieJo01 avatar

EllieJo01

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Spectacular cruise liner

This was our first cruise ever with one teenager. We decided to do a cruise because I don't like flying and it was recommended by someone. The ship is relatively new - launched in 2016 and looks amazing. We had a ...
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Sail Date January 2020


CarolineK avatar

CarolineK

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Entertaining and fun cruise

I have cruised with Royal Caribbean before a couple of years ago - to the South Pacific for 7 nights - and really enjoyed it. That cruise was on the Explorer of the Seas, a ship I really liked. This time was a 10 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Beatriz_Imre

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

I won't be sailing on Ovation again.. NO WAY...Give me P&O or Princess Cruises a

Well to start with too many people not enough shops, lines to get on the dodgem cars and the free flying we couldn't even use.it was totally booked out.the food was good. The desserts not. Joffe the mc was funny, ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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jcopas123

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

AMAZING ship, not the best way to see Alaska though

I will start by explaining my title. This is one of the best ships in the world but the smaller, ships stop at more ports and do 1 way trips all the way up to Anchorage. So if you want to see some pretty scenery and ...
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Sail Date August 2019


06012020 avatar

06012020

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

If we'd read the reviews, we would not have booked Ovation of the Seas

As experienced travellers and having been on multiple cruises, we were very much looking forward to our Ovation of the Seas cruise out of Sydney (departed Dec 26, 2019), around New Zealand. Without doubt, it was ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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jessica3152

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

New Years NZ Cruise

My wife and I travelled on this cruise as a new year's break; it was out fourth cruise but the first we had done without kids and friends. Being a peak season cruise, the ship was very full with lots of family ...
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Sail Date December 2019


terrid1 avatar

terrid1

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Money better spent elsewhere

We had heard fabulous things about this cruise line so we’re keen to experience it. We have travelled on two other cruise lines- Carnival and Holland America. So we aren’t inexperienced cruisers. We had also ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Cruizmamma

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Ovation Christmas for families

Initially we were very excited about our Christmas cruise but became concerned after reading many reviews. We have cruised on three different cruise lines in a Europe and South Pacific and the second time on RCL. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Glitznbitz

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Ovation - South Pacific and NZ

Ship : it was a bit overwhelming at first , as I have not yet been on such a big Ship. However once we found and navigated our way round it was easy to find places .American dollars was a bit annoying and having ...
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Sail Date November 2019


craigbro159 avatar

craigbro159

8 Reviews Written

67 Helpful Votes

Pleasant time onboard Ovation

Ovation of the Seas is truly a fantastic family ship. There are so many onboard venues for kids & adults alike that it's hard to find one place that stands out. I will summise the things I loved & didn't love. ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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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