Ovation of the Seas Cruise Review

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 23

Overall rating:

3.5 out of 5
Ovation of the Seas

7 Night Alaska Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 30, 2019

Ship: Ovation of the Seas

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 8724

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We love Alaska and have been there several times, but it seems that the Ovation was just too big of a ship for the ports. Radiance and even Explorer are better suited for Alaska. We were really disappointed by the food over all, normally I love the windjammer, but this whole trip left me wanting better, for myself and for them.


3 out of 5
We had a bag get lost. Not a good start for a star class guest. Otherwise we went straight on as soon as we arrived with no hassle.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
The food ship wide seemed sub par, and we usually like it.

Windjammer Marketplace

3 out of 5

Never have we seen seven days of scrambled eggs that had the consistency of pudding. One guy told me it would fix itself under the heat lamp.

Coastal Kitchen

2 out of 5

You would think that when there are only 3 couples seated for dinner, that they be able to serve hot and fully cooked salmon. Failed!

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
We were scheduled by our genie to go on the North star during the glacier day, but Capt. said fog was too bad in the bay and it was cancelled for safety. So we cancelled the star. Casino- Thank you Casino gods (except for the taxes).


3 out of 5
Pixels was a waste of an evening. It came off like a unrehearsed version of Spectra’s cabaret on the Anthem. The magician was great and we enjoyed him very much. Live love legs was ok. Kind of a Vegas showgirl show, but not quite there.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Our room attendants never vacuumed our suite, failed to clean up soda can that exploded in fridge, and were always parked right next to our door. Our genie Luciano was great.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The aft star class suite are not worth the money. They are a long way from the elevators, soot from the stacks is always covering the deck and chairs on the balcony, and we always felt rushed to leave so the cleaning could be done.

Ports of call

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
Always visit the Alaskan knife works shop, the Red Dog.

Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska

3 out of 5

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
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