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Ovation of the Seas Cruise Review

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Reviews: 8
Helpful Votes: 38

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Ovation of the Seas

7 Night Alaska Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 05, 2019

Ship: Ovation of the Seas

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Alaskan cruise is a must do, while I would not do it every year, I really enjoyed it. The fact that it was Quantum class ship made it even better.


5 out of 5
I read before that it was congested but didn't experience any of it. Took a Lyft from our hotel, easy drop off around 10am

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Solarium Bistro

5 out of 5

Beats the windjammer any day in term of traffic and table availability.


3 out of 5

That was the worst service I have received in 7 RCI cruise. Lack of attention, have to ask multiple times for items, etc. Not horrible but we had so much better.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

RipCord by iFLY

5 out of 5

Great time and fun activity.


5 out of 5

Had a blast, of course we went of the coldest day of the cruise (mid 50ies). Water was heated. They were letting us stay longer than Caribbean cruise as once you are out of the water it was too chilly to go back in line.

Casino Royale

5 out of 5

Spend a bit more time at the casino than we usually do. Non smoking section was better than other ships.


3 out of 5
Shows were just average. I really enjoyed them on the Anthem (sister ship) but we're quite average on the Ovation.

North Star

5 out of 5

Went twice, once on embarkation day for free, then again on day 5 while at the glacier, at $49 a person it was a bit pricey but gave a spectacular view.

Two70 Lounge

5 out of 5

Great location for an Alaskan cruise, get the enjoy the scenic views in a grande fashion.


4 out of 5

We love bumper cars, however, the nature of the cruise meant long lines for indoor activities.

Art Gallery

3 out of 5

None on that ship :)

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
We had a great room attendant (Frankie) could not ask for more.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very clean ship, staff always on top of it.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Standard balcony view cabin

Ports of call


5 out of 5
We were on the North Star while stopped in the glacier, splendid view.

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5

Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska

5 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
For once we were not in a rush, had breakfast at the grande restaurant and disembarked around 9:30. Small lines, no issues

Traveler Photos

Glacier view from the North Star
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