Ovation of the Seas Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

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

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
Ovation of the Seas

10 Night New Zealand (Sydney Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 03, 2019

Ship: Ovation of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 12296

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Had a great time on the ovation of the seas.The common areas could be a bit bigger for the number of people on the ship.The staff were always smiling and very friendly.The rooms were sensational.I still think the price of alcohol on any cruise not just Royal Caribbean is ridiculous though.


4 out of 5
we got there around 10:30 and basically loaded our luggage and waited around 1/2 hr then boarded.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
very clean and great service.But w edid have issues omn our forst and second night as we had booked 6;00pm for dining and they were moving us down stairs and a different table each night.The boss man did fix it though.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5


3 out of 5
I fI compared it with the entertainment we had on the voyage it was below par but still entertaining.Maybe some more adult comedy.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Great service.Everyone was very helpful and friendly.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
ship was spotless.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
The bed was a little hard could do with a pillow top on the bed to soften it.The bathroom etc was sensational.

Ship tip

Get in early for any shows etc.

Ports of call

Picton, New Zealand

4 out of 5
Went on private wine tour.Had agreat time

Napier, New Zealand

4 out of 5
Girls went shopping guys went drinking

Wellington, New Zealand

4 out of 5
cable car was good.Girls went shopping again.

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand

4 out of 5
Went on the taieri gorge train ride.Great on the way up but same on the way back.Shame it wasn't a loop or you could change sides of the train to get a different view on the way back.

Cruise Dusky Sound

5 out of 5
visiting the sounds is a must.

Cruise Doubtful Sound

5 out of 5
visiting the sounds is a must.

Cruise Milford Sound

5 out of 5
visiting the sounds is a must.


4 out of 5
well organised for the amount of people on board.
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