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Royal Caribbean Ovation of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Safety during covid on a great ship!

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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


Alaska during Covid

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Alaska

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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


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

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Alaska

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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


Very enjoyable cruise

Review for Ovation of the Seas to South Pacific

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Afloatalot
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

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 cyclone and Coronavirus meant we did a round trip from Sydney and spent 6 nights, 7 days on board. All praise to the captain and crew for looking after passengers well being, the crew ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


11 night cruise in 6 nights to nowhere.

Review for Ovation of the Seas to South Pacific

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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


Great cabins

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Australia & New Zealand

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Penny mccosker
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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 entertainer one night in the royal theatre But other nights mediocre Great singer in One of the bars every night Lacking nice lounge areas overlooking ocean although big one at back of ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Amazing cruise

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Australia & New Zealand

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ozpen
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 itinerary was excellent - enough port days and enough seas days over the 12 nights. Embarkation was extremely well done - 30 minutes from stepping out of our car with our bags and ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View with Large Balcony


Impressed with general organisation and especially cleanliness

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Australia & New Zealand

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JMW43
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 the ship as they were tucked away in the sportsplex. What impressed us most was the organisation. Despite having to be medically tested before we got on as we had to change planes ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Grand Suite with Large Balcony - 1 Bedroom


Worst cruise ship, will not sail RC again

Review for Ovation of the Seas to South Pacific

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AdamMadd
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

Let me just say that this has been one of the worst cruises I've been on. The whole cruise has been one disappointment after another that has made what was supposed to be a happy and enjoyable birthday and 10th anniversary holiday into a depressing and boring cruise. From the horrible staff in the kids club that drove my 3yo daughter to tears, to the overcrowding of the ship so much that you can't ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Obstructed Ocean View Balcony

Traveled with children


Great Ship!

Review for Ovation of the Seas to South Pacific

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help12345
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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 embark, disembark, buffet or for the tenders in port. We had a virtual balcony cabin which was a good size and very quiet. We loved all the toys that were included, flowrider, Ifly, ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Interior with Virtual Balcony


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