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Ovation of the Seas Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall rating:

3.9 out of 5
Ovation of the Seas

12 Night New Zealand (Sydney Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 22, 2018

Ship: Ovation of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10176

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Perfect holiday for people that don’t mind crowds or waiting in lines for a long time


2 out of 5
Difficult, staff were rude and tried to move people through way too quickly which just resulted in more complications with check in

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
no problems, not outstanding but reasonably good food and restaurants

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
lots of different options for pools, the solarium is a good idea if you don’t like being in crowded pools with lots of kids


4 out of 5
Most shows were very entertaining, some parts were a bit boring

Children's Programs

Not a child and don’t have children

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Staff always say hello to you, some waiters were excellent and made an effort to get to know the guests and kept them entertained throughout dinner

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
it’s hard to find everything on such a big ship but there are ship maps everywhere which is helpful, the ship was kept clean to a good standard

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The cabin was always made clean everyday, the bathroom was a decent size, the shower especially.

Ship tip

Be prepared for big crowds

Ports of call

Sydney, Australia Did not visit port

We already live in Australia and didn’t want to pay more money to stay there before the cruise embarked

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand

3 out of 5
The town was small and there was not a lot to do

Picton, New Zealand

3 out of 5
Another small town, rows of shops to look at which were mostly tourist souvenir shops

Tauranga, New Zealand

3 out of 5
Weather was bad when we were there, lots of cafes and places to eat, and a nice beach

Auckland, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Jet boating was great, there’s so many shopping options for everybody in Auckland

Bay Of Islands, New Zealand

4 out of 5
Parasailing was fun, it’s a very nice place with lots to look at


4 out of 5
Very quick, well organised and much quicker than embarking
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