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Ovation of the Seas Cruise Review to South Pacific

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Ovation of the Seas

8 Night South Pacific (Sydney Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 19, 2018

Ship: Ovation of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 10171

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Fifth RC Cruise and first Quantum class. Was a great experience and now I need to do an Oasis class cruise ! The ship, crew and facilities were all great. We will definitely stay Loyal to Royal 😍

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Speedy transfer from Kerb to Cruise desk with helpful knowledgeable staff able to answer every query.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
All Dining venues provided varied menus with many options to satisfy even the most finicky eaters.

Chic

5 out of 5

The service provided was exemplary. Attention to detail was faultless from the table settings to the dessert No requests were denied and several options were provided for one of our party whose health issues presented some problems with some meals. The Chic staff were Fabulous.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
The weather was warm & sunny for all but one day. We found the pools were quite over crowded so we didn’t use them. One evening there was one spa pool empty so we tried it and found it to be really great.

Royal Esplanade

3 out of 5

Some of the shops seemed to be aiming at only the top end of the market. On other vessels the range of merchandise was much more affordable. I did not see a single person in the Cartier shop on any of the days or nights I was on board. The lack of Guess merchandise was very disappointing too as I always replace my hand bag collection when I cruise on RC ships virtually every two years.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Fabulous stage shows. The Australian Beatles were great - watched them twice.

Two70 Lounge

5 out of 5

Presentation of the Royal Story was fantastic. Really enjoyed all the info, video’s and photo’s. The story was entertaining as well as informative. If it is available in a book - I want one!

Children's Programs

Don’t have children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our Chic dining staff were amazing

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Everything was clean and well maintained

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Virtual balcony was great. Provided an opportunity to check out the weather in the morning to plan our day.

Ship tip

Use the Royal IQ app to plan your days. Also use it to communicate with your travel mates. The calendar section is great.

Ports of call

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5
This is my home city - love it

Mystery Island, Vanuatu

5 out of 5
Fabulous Spent the day swimming and sunbathing. Perfect relaxation. A light plane arriving at the airport was a highlight

Noumea, New Caledonia

3 out of 5
Was good to look around and the shop workers and people were helpful. Might visit again but would stay at a resort perhaps. Prefer Hawaiian islands.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
No worries with disembark - very smooth.
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