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Ovation of the Seas Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall rating:

3.7 out of 5
Ovation of the Seas

7 Night Alaska Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 21, 2019

Ship: Ovation of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8580

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

It was our first cruise. Went with my wife and 6 other family members. The cruise was fun, however, I do have to say that about 95% of the daily activities aboard the ship were not ones I had any desire to attend. Thank God the bars open early, otherwise I would have been completely bored on that ship. I know that comes off negative, but besides the nightly entertainment, I didn't have any interest in those other activities throughout the day. This is the reason why I'm unsure if I will ever do a cruise again. I don't believe the cost matches the benefits. Just my opinion. Oh, and I'm not a fan at all of every little thing costing so much money. It's ridiculous to spend that much money for a week and then feel like you're constantly being told to buy more (really expensive) stuff. I mean, cut back on some of those really mundane activities that you use to fill the cruise compass so you can cut back on the costs of everything else a little. I really don't think the amount of money spent on this cruise was worth the experience. EVERY little thing costs more and more money and that's just not cool. Plus, I don't understand what people get out of spending 8 hours in a port that is just designed as a cash cow for cruise ship passengers to spend money. Well that came our more negative than I originally planned, but I guess that's what happens when I really start thinking about the experience.


3 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Be ready to spend a lot more money than you originally planned if you're a first timer.

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

4 out of 5

Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska

3 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

3 out of 5

Skagway, Alaska

4 out of 5


4 out of 5

Victoria, British Columbia

3 out of 5


3 out of 5
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