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The ship was nice and new and very clean but had a weird layout, it was huge but felt cramped and small in some places, it was almost like RCCL have forgotten the basics and added to many things you need to pay for so they can make extra profit. In general service was great however in some places like the shops staff were grumpy and unhelpful. There were no sizes in the shops for larger people which was disappointing. Food in Izumi, wonderland and Jamie’s was amazing and the service was great however the one time we went to the standard restaurant service was slow and food was cold and average. I had a very disappointing precruise where all my my time dining had been cancelled by RCCL due to overbooking and they put me and my wife on 8pm dinners, I had prebooked 4 months , to get around this I had to pay $250 extra for a dining package which in some ways was lucky because we had great food in the speciality restaurant however it was still bad form of RCCL to cancel my time dinners without any warning, this wouldn’t of been such an issue if I hadn’t booked other activities in the evening. The cabin was very nice and the cabin staff was very friendly and helpful. Shows on the ship were average, although they were visually stunning the content lacked and had a lot of songs no one knew. The shore tours in tassie were amazing but the night tour we went on was very unorganised with no one directing people to the bus. Overall an ok cruise but the voyager of the seas and oasis of the seas were much better

Nice ship but not my favourite

Ovation of the Seas Cruise Review by vandarts

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The ship was nice and new and very clean but had a weird layout, it was huge but felt cramped and small in some places, it was almost like RCCL have forgotten the basics and added to many things you need to pay for so they can make extra profit. In general service was great however in some places like the shops staff were grumpy and unhelpful. There were no sizes in the shops for larger people which was disappointing. Food in Izumi, wonderland and Jamie’s was amazing and the service was great however the one time we went to the standard restaurant service was slow and food was cold and average. I had a very disappointing precruise where all my my time dining had been cancelled by RCCL due to overbooking and they put me and my wife on 8pm dinners, I had prebooked 4 months , to get around this I had to pay $250 extra for a dining package which in some ways was lucky because we had great food in the speciality restaurant however it was still bad form of RCCL to cancel my time dinners without any warning, this wouldn’t of been such an issue if I hadn’t booked other activities in the evening. The cabin was very nice and the cabin staff was very friendly and helpful. Shows on the ship were average, although they were visually stunning the content lacked and had a lot of songs no one knew. The shore tours in tassie were amazing but the night tour we went on was very unorganised with no one directing people to the bus. Overall an ok cruise but the voyager of the seas and oasis of the seas were much better
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Cabin Review

Ocean View Balcony
Cabin 4D 8204
Clean and good size, good cabin service
Deck 9 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins