Ovation of the Seas Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Ovation of the Seas

10 Night New Zealand (Sydney Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 12, 2018

Ship: Ovation of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Highly recommend! Lots of activities. I was concerned about too many children but they most have been busy with all there was for them to do because it was no problem.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The main dining rooms were just ok but there were plenty of other great options. Did not like the poolside cafe. We loved the Solarium Bistro.

Michaels Genuine Pub

5 out of 5

Now the amber and oak pub, friendly and great service

Chops Grille

3 out of 5

Not much different than main dining

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Many options but book asap for North Star, Flow Rider, and sky diving


4 out of 5
We didn’t watch many show but the ones we did were pretty good. Not great but good.

North Star

4 out of 5

RSVP for this ASAP or you may not get to. We waited til day 2 and there were no openings but the good part is when at port it is no reservation but long lines. The other problem is it was shit down quite a bit due to high winds so don’t expect to get on.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was very friendly and helpful! Loved our state room attendant, Joel.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Amazing they were able to keep it so clean!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We were pleasantly surprised about the size and will probably alwayget a balcony from now on! Being able to sit there as we cruised the sounds and avoid the crowds on deck was amazing

Ship tip

Book on board activities asap

Ports of call

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5
We stayed a couple days before and after and had so much fun!

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand

4 out of 5
We did the Taeiri Gorge train ride, although it was beautiful it took too much of the day because it was a 2 hour train trip one way and then went backwards and saw it all again so there was no time to see the other sites

Wellington, New Zealand

5 out of 5
We did the Lord of the Rings and Weta workshop tour, would highly recommend it!

Napier, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Did the Farm and white water rafting tour the views were amazing while it was more of a float trip than white water rafting. There really wasn’t any farm. We were behind schedule so didn’t act much time to see the city

Picton, New Zealand

4 out of 5
We did a amazing wine tour that I was t sure I’d enjoy since I’m not a big wine drinker but was a great small group and it was really interesting and informative


5 out of 5
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