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Ovation of the Seas Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 20

Overall rating:

5 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: 6258

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Highly recommend this cruise, it is relaxing whilst at sea and just some stunning places along the way.


5 out of 5
Super fast getting through customs to the ship

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
All restaurants were 10+ the food was amazing, so much choice to suit all.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Never time to be bored, so much to do and be part of.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
10-10 So professional and dedicated to their job.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Great layout and design, love the 'Washy Washy'

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very clean and comfortable, loads of storage space eg, under bed for suitcases, ample size bathroom, extra large balcony with slight obstruction from lifeboat but nothing major. Great room mid ship, close to lifts and all amenities.

Ship tip

Pick mid ship, when booking ask your agent to work out which side is best for views especially if you are travelling close to land.

Ports of call

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5
Close to city centre, easy access to ship.

Cruise Milford Sound

5 out of 5
Just stunning, no words can describe this place, you have to see it for your self.

Cruise Doubtful Sound

5 out of 5
Same as Milford

Cruise Dusky Sound

5 out of 5
Same as the two above Milford and Doubtful - just stunning, look out for some amazing wildlife.

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand

4 out of 5
A bit boring, just an old town and quite cold even though it was September.

Picton, New Zealand

5 out of 5
LOVE LOVE Picton, gorgeous views, we took a tour around local sights, you can see why the locals love it here.

Tauranga, New Zealand

5 out of 5
I need to go back to Tauranga and explore more, the stop wasn't long enough even though we filled up a day by a trip to the Hobbiton movie set and then to Routorua to the Hot natural spa and a look around town, just gorgeous, lots to do and see.

Auckland, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Auckland is just another city in my eyes, so we jumped on a ferry and explored the nearby island of Waiheke by car, you can get around it all in 4-5 hours stopping at fabulous photography points, vine yards and local shopping area. Again so much to do and see and not enough time.

Bay Of Islands, New Zealand

5 out of 5
STUNNING, we walking the streets on Pahia where you find the local markets, loads of restaurants and shops, a must visit is the Treaty of Waitungi which is just 5 minutes from where the ship docks and 10 minutes from town.


5 out of 5
Fast disembarkation back in Sydney
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