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Ovation of the Seas Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Ovation of the Seas

12 Night New Zealand (Sydney Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 14, 2019

Ship: Ovation of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

I was reluctant to try such a large ship but it was fantastic and there was still plenty of quiet places to be found or lots of things to do if you felt that way inclined. The captain kept us updated with any rough weather and was very reassuring. Everyone seemed very relaxed enjoying a wonderful time


5 out of 5
Very quick and organized, no sitting around.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
You could eat something different every day, in numerous places, all fresh, tasty and plenty of it.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We go crusing to relax, quietly with a book and try not to do anything exerting, also lots of places to do this.


5 out of 5
what we saw, we enjoyed

Children's Programs

Grown up children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Nothing was a problem, all our needs where looked after. Our main waiter was amazing he really helped to make the cruise a memorable experience

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
All areas very well maintained and exceptionally clean

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The rooms where larger than some others that we have had, always clean and very comfortable. And a kettle with cups , tea sugar and milk, fantastic.

Ship tip

it's a very big ship try to choose a room near to the lifts

Ports of call

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5
Sydney is fantastic lots to do, but we just flew from Melbourne and hoped on the ship this time

Bay Of Islands, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Beautiful spot, very tropical feel, no excursion, very easy to do your own thing

Auckland, New Zealand

5 out of 5
No excursion just spent the day in the city shopping, bought a lovely possum cape

Wellington, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Cable car ride up the mountain, then to zealander, then walked back through the gardens, only a short visit but very worthwhile

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand

5 out of 5
A fantastic train ride that you get on at the port and go high up to the mountains with food and drinks provided

Cruise Dusky Sound

5 out of 5
Great views from our balcony

Cruise Doubtful Sound

5 out of 5
Again great views from our balcony

Cruise Milford Sound

5 out of 5
Same again


5 out of 5
Also very quick, just like getting on
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