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Ovation of the Seas Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Ovation of the Seas

7 Night Alaska Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 26, 2019

Ship: Ovation of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Don’t listen to bad reviews. This ship and crew were amazing. People make their vacation what they want it to be. I traveled with a group of 10, aged 7 to 65, and we all loved it.


5 out of 5
Fast and easy

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
We ate in the main dining room every night and had the best waiter and assistant waiter. They couldn’t have been more pleasant or helpful. Food was way better than our last cruise on the Allure. There was nothing horrible that others have complained about. Desserts where wonderful!!

The Café @ Two70

5 out of 5

Great build your own salad bar.


5 out of 5

Loved our waiters. Beautiful decor. We enjoyed the food

Café Promenade

5 out of 5

Best oatmeal cookies!! Loved the chicken salad wraps too

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Kids loved the bumper cars, enjoyed the iFly, rock wall, roller skating. We did the Escape room and NorthStar. Wish there was more than just one trapeze school scheduled. We also enjoyed daily trivia and the scavenger hunt.


4 out of 5

Indoor pool was small but never that crowded and could always find a seat

RipCord by iFLY

5 out of 5

So much fun. Great instructors. Make sure you make a reservation ASAP. Make sure you have family or friends take pics of you.


5 out of 5

My son couldn’t get enough of it. So much fun!!


4 out of 5
We only made it to Pixels which was just ok. But we enjoyed the comedian/juggler very much.

North Star

3 out of 5

If you don’t get a reservation, don’t be that upset. It was fine. Nothing that spectacular.


1 out of 5

Very small, smallest I’ve ever seen. Part of me is ok with this though since my kids didn’t even want to bother with it

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone we encountered was smiling and helpful. Did not have one bad experience with any crew members. They all went out of their way to make the cruise extra special.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very clean and well maintained. Only the windjammer felt crowded at times but was always able to find a seat.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Lots of storage space

Ship tip

Book iFly, NorthStar and escape room the moment you get on the ship.

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

3 out of 5
Did the Grand Seattle Tour after the cruise and they dropped us off at the airport. We had already seen the Space Needle before the cruise so this tour took us to the Pike Market, another tall lookout building and the Starbucks Headquarters. Tour guide was nice.

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
We took the Glacier Photo Safari and Whale watching Tour. Highly recommend. Smaller boat that got us up close to the whales. Excellent guides and very informative. So so many whales, eagles and seals.

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
We took a tour with Chilkoot, bus up to Yukon, Emerald Lake, dog musher camp with lunch included then took the White Pass railroad back to Skagway. This was an amazing day. Highly recommend booking with Chilkoot Tours!!

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5
So beautiful!! Take a pedicab tour of the city. Victoria Pedicabs will be there right when you get off the ship. Showed us so much of their amazing city.


5 out of 5
Amazingly fast!!
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