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Ovation of the Seas Cruise Review to South Pacific

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
Ovation of the Seas

9 Night South Pacific (Sydney Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 21, 2019

Ship: Ovation of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9594

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Great ship. Disappointed we only went to 2 ports. There were 4 advertised when we booked. Apparently 6 originally. A lot of kids on board. Adult only areas was not policed. On the whole kids were well behaved. Adults in one family were feral, consequently so were the kids. However still had great time. Plenty to do, never bored. Just overall good experience.


5 out of 5
We bought Key package. Straight on the ship

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Main dining room food aaverage, Jamie’s and Chops were great. Wonderland awful. Buffet best at sea.

Jamie's Italian

5 out of 5

Best food on ship. Had dining package. Paid for extra meal

Windjammer Marketplace

5 out of 5

Excellent buffet with good variety of food.


5 out of 5

Best and freshest pizza ever


1 out of 5

Weird place. Food was what they ordered for you. Don’t recommend at all.

The Café @ Two70

4 out of 5

Very good for snacks. Food lovely with good variety

Chops Grille

5 out of 5

Great. Food very good

American Icon Grille

4 out of 5

Good. Waiters were excellent.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Did North Star- had booking thru “Key” so no line up. Great experience. All activities were great.

Guest Services

4 out of 5

Always tried there best


5 out of 5

Looked great for young and middle aged


4 out of 5
Very good especially comedians and hypnotist

North Star

5 out of 5

Well worth the rider

Royal Theater

5 out of 5

Had reserved seats because we had the Star package. Good seats every time

Two70 Lounge

4 out of 5

Large glass windows at back of ship. Smaller then theatre but good for smaller shows and trivia.

Children's Programs

Because I didn’t have children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Excellent couldn’t fault at all. Only grumpy one was a person setting up a stall.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Great well laid out ship. Spotlessly clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was large compared to other balcony cabins on other cruise lines

Ship tip

Check if they advertised kids free. 800 on ours. School holidays double that.

Ports of call

Sydney, Australia

3 out of 5
No. Not enough under cover area for passengers whilst waiting to board

Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu

4 out of 5
Did one with Mad Max. Booked months before. Booked Jet Ski. When got there woman running it didn’t have a booking for us. Not sure if MM fault or she preferred bigger booking. Went to Blue lagoon; great. Duty free in port was very cheap.

Mystery Island, Vanuatu Did not visit port

Not given any notice. Ship sailed past due to rough seas.

Noumea, New Caledonia

3 out of 5
Ok. Excursion to Duck island from cruise terminal not ship. Pronmised turtles. Didn’t see any


5 out of 5
Had Key package. Left at 9:30.
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