Ovation of the Seas

Ovation of the Seas Cruise Review to U.S. - Pacific, Northwest

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 50

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Ovation of the Seas

New Zealand

Sail date: December 30, 2016

Ship: Ovation of the Seas

Cabin number: 9303

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

The staterooms are spacious and comfortable except the beds were more firm than I like.  The food in the Windjammer is pretty much the same every day and got boring.  We visited the dining rooms instead, and there was good variety and the quality of the food was great.  The ship is nice, but did not have the wow factor I expected for the price and for a new ship.  It was difficult to get into the new attractions as they required reservations and were booked up before the cruise began.  The staff and crew on the ship were great.  I felt that I received great service from everyone.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Windjammer needs more variety from day to day. Dining rooms were excellent.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Was difficult to get onto attractions such as NorthStar, IFly, and bumper cars. On other cruises, there have been so many things to do that we had to pick and choose. Not so much on this cruise. The entertainment was not as good as on other cruises on Royal.


3 out of 5
Not as good as on other Royal Caribbean cruises I have been on,

Children's Programs

No children in our party.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our room steward, Roland, was fantastic! Everyone on the ship was friendly and I felt I received excellent service.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship was kept very clean. It just did not have the wow factor I expected for a new ship and the price I paid.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Interior cabin with virtual balcony...lots of storage and room to move around, beds were harder than I like. Overall, I liked our room.

Ports of call

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5
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