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The ship has everything and the staff are great but there are just too many people on board. Queing is the main passtime if you want to use the ifly, flowrider, dodgems or the North Star. But one of the biggest issues is finding a seat for the Buffet restraunt especially lunch times. There are multiple restraunts that carry an extra charge and these are usually half empty especially the pool side resraunt where you can pay $8 US for a meager portion of fish and chips. If they turned this into an included burger or bbq restraunt it would relieve a huge amount of room in the buffet. The Solarium adult only area was great and gave a much needed break from the 1300 kids on board. Another issue is the lack of elevators at the rear of the ship. At busy times there can be a long wait for the central elevators as they are quiet offen full to bursting when the doors open especially on the middle levels. The entertainment is ok with a couple of really good royal Caribbean shows but some of the others are a little slow.

Nice ship; too many people

Ovation of the Seas Cruise Review by Dmcg10

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The ship has everything and the staff are great but there are just too many people on board. Queing is the main passtime if you want to use the ifly, flowrider, dodgems or the North Star. But one of the biggest issues is finding a seat for the Buffet restraunt especially lunch times. There are multiple restraunts that carry an extra charge and these are usually half empty especially the pool side resraunt where you can pay $8 US for a meager portion of fish and chips. If they turned this into an included burger or bbq restraunt it would relieve a huge amount of room in the buffet.

The Solarium adult only area was great and gave a much needed break from the 1300 kids on board.

Another issue is the lack of elevators at the rear of the ship. At busy times there can be a long wait for the central elevators as they are quiet offen full to bursting when the doors open especially on the middle levels.

The entertainment is ok with a couple of really good royal Caribbean shows but some of the others are a little slow.
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