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Ovation of the Seas Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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4.9 out of 5
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Ovation of the Seas

7 Night Alaska Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 02, 2019

Ship: Ovation of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10524

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We had an amazing time! 5 of our group of 10 were first time cruisers, everything went great! and we already have our Panama Canal trip planned for 2021! maybe we can squeeze another cruise in for next year.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
quick and expeditious, only one minor hiccup on the photo uploaded for the set sail pass

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
we opted to purchase the deluxe drink package and that really helped us not have to worry about a large bar bill at the end of the trip

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
if you have a sense of adventure there is something for everyone onboard this ship: Ovation of the seas has, a Sky Diving tube, surfing wave rider, Bumper Cars, Roller Skating, an Escape room - which was great! to capturing the natural views around us on top of the Northstar!

Entertainment

5 out of 5
we only got to watch one show called pixels in the back of the ship at 270, it was quite a cool show, top notch in our books. Bingo and the Love and marriage were some of our favorite activites.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
the staff was great, very accommodating by allowing all 10 of us sit at same table with our prior to cruise request. also they did their best on helping us with a gluten free option for one in our party. (they even provided a whole gluten free section in the windjammer buffet) really spectacular!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
from the ships overall appearance and with all the things to do, from swimming, solarium, casino, to bumper cars this ship has it all.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
it was very nice to have our rooms adjoin for us and our child and her friend to stay next door.

Ship tip

when in Seattle and if you are leaving out of Sea-tac airport, utilize the Port Valet it doesn't cost anything and they take care of the luggage and get it to your final destination. this worked great for all 10 of us and our luggage.

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5
we took an end of cruise excursion to the space needle, chihuly glass gardens and finished at sea-tac airport. everything went fine.

Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska

5 out of 5
we got to see some awesome wildlife, topping it off with whales and dolphins

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
we took a Seaplane to Taku Lodge, which was amazing to see how massive the Glaciers really are! one of our favorite excusions of the trip!

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
we took the White Pass rail train and had excellent weather, the train ride was very informative and Goldiblocks our guide really was a great guide, from there we went gold panning and got to see Sled dogs that will be competing in this years Iditarod along with getting to hold 3 week old puppies!

CRUISE ENDICOTT ARM & DAWES GLACIER

3 out of 5
unfortunately Mother Nature won this battle, with the nice warm weather we had, the Glacier had too many icebergs in the water and we could not make it up to the glacier, maybe next time, we will get to see the glacier from the ship.

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5
Paul our shore excursion driver did a wonderful job, we visited the craigdarroch castle and butchart Gardens, both were cool to see. and the Size of the rhododendrons where huge!

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
with Port Valet it was likety split - a must for this traveling group.

Traveler Photos

the daily Icecream cone from near the outdoor pool deck picture from our SeaPlane in Juneau AK view from the Northstar Bumper Cars in the SeaPlex! The Love and Marriage game show in the Royal theater
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