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Ovation of the Seas Cruise Review to South Pacific

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

4 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: Inside

Cabin number: 9133

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Lovely cruise, the ship was great, we realised that we prefer smaller ships. Having said this, I would cruise on the Ovation of the sea again, but she is not my first choice.


5 out of 5
Good, quick. They opened a secondary check in point the speed the whole process up considerably.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food was good and plentiful. The specialty restaurants were good, and they were a good way to not over eat (As much anyway lol)

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
The adult area on the ship was nice, but as always people bring in young children and the age limit is not enforced. The facilities were in good order, the Eue was fun and gave a totally different view of the shop.


4 out of 5
The shows were ok. I enjoyed the shows done by the ship entertainers much more than the guest performers The way they kepted changing the time of the set show each night, made it hard to get into a dinner routine.

Children's Programs

No children

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
The staff as always were great. But due to the size of the ship and amount of people, the service was not as personal as on the smaller ships.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Clean, new and the layout was practical.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Vertual balcony (VB) room. Due to the VB the lounge has been removed so only 1 chair. The room seemed smaller than some other ships we have been on. The bathroom was well designed and clean. We don’t spend much time in the cabin, so it was comfortable and clean.

Ports of call

Sydney, Australia

3 out of 5
This is where we boarded

Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu

5 out of 5
Really nice, enjoyed the scuba diving.

Mystery Island, Vanuatu Did not visit port

Due to weather we did not stop here.

Noumea, New Caledonia

4 out of 5
Enjoyable, we did wine and cheese tasting with a tour of the town.


5 out of 5
Good, no issues. We took our bags with us and walked off.

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