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Ovation of the Seas Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 30

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
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Ovation of the Seas

5 Night Tasmania (Sydney Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 23, 2018

Ship: Ovation of the Seas

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 6242

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

The Ovation is a wonderfully big ship and I was glad to have that stability in the rough Southern Pacific seas. The ride was comfortable and as smooth as could be expected. The food is ever-present and tasty but I also think the quality of the dinner in the main dining rooms has fallen short of some my previous cruises. Still, I’m sure preparing for 5100 guests is a daunting task so I am willing to give them a break. In Tasmania I booked a lengthy excursion to Mount Field National Park and the Bonorang Wildlife Sanctuary through and couldn’t have been more pleased. A young man named Luke was very accommodating and offered excellent commentary throughout. Our embarkation back in Sydney was a bit unorganized and chaotic but we finally left the ship and set out to enjoy the city. We stayed 5 more days in Sydney and loved every minute.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Definitely get a junior suite or above. It’s worth the extra few bucks. The Ovation is a huge ship but easy to find your way around in.

Ports of call

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

5 out of 5


3 out of 5
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