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Ovation of the Seas Cruise Review

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Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Ovation of the Seas

10 Night Hawaii (Vancouver To Honolulu)

Sail date: September 20, 2019

Ship: Ovation of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 12708

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

This was a 20th Anniversary Cruise. It was nice but just a couple too many days at sea. we met lots of people from all over the globe on this cruise.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The main dining room food was good but not a lot of variety for the ten days. We did three nights of specialty dining & loved the food at all three restaurants. Wonderland was fun & different than any other dining experience before. Chopps & Jamie’s was amazing & very filling. The desserts were amazing in the specialty restaurants but were blah in the main dining room.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
The pools were underwhelming but the Escape Room was lots of fun. The bumper cars were scheduled during other important events. The I Fly team was awesome & we thoroughly enjoyed it.


4 out of 5
The Pixels show & Live, Love, Leggs shows we’re spectacular. The hypnotist was fun & the Chinese juggler was amazing. The comedian show was funny but we were bummed that he was only there for one day in a 20 day cruise. This is where Royal ranks lover than carnival in my opinion.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The people on this boat were all wonderful. We like all of the people we had any connection to the entire cruise except the two rude bartenders in the Amber & Oak bar. We asked them to change a TV for a football game when nobody else was watch it & they acted like I was inconveniencing them. The people in guest services were very helpful.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
This boat is immaculate & clean. You can tell it’s a new ship & the crew take pride in its cleanliness.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
I was disappointed at first only because the bed was closer to the inside door & not the balcony. But this room was so spacious & clean. It has lots of storage space. The couch was new & comfortable. My only complaint is that the bed is hard. After a few nights I got used to it but wow is it hard. The color decor was beautiful. See pictures.

Ship tip

Bring a light jacket. Certain parts of the boat are cold.

Ports of call

Honolulu, Oahu

5 out of 5
We stayed here for 5 days after cruise ended there. We rented car & drove all over the island. We did Dole Pineapple Place, Polynesian Culture Center, & Pearl Harbor. On weekends & Wednesdays there is swap meet at stadium to get all your souvenirs. We also ate all over the island at different local restaurants. Waikiki is like Las Vegas without the slots. We did a catamaran sailing down the coast. It’s if hiking to do here as well. Diamond Head was a great site to hike up & get great views.

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

3 out of 5
We didn’t get to do much here since all tours were sold out. Did a coffee farm tour that was ok. There’s some close by shopping & restaurants near ship. We would love to spend more time here later.

Lahaina, Maui

5 out of 5
We loved the Zip Lining & Road to Hana tour. We booked both excursions off the boat because everything on the boat was sold out as soon as we got on.

Cruise Napali Coast, Kauai

4 out of 5
Beautiful views as a pass by on the boat.

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5
Lots to do. Pikes Market place is a must do. Try the Pike Place Chowder if you get a chance to.

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

4 out of 5
Beautiful city


4 out of 5
Thus was a breeze since we carried our own bags off the boat. The only problem we had was nobody could tell us where to go to get a Lyft driver after getting off.
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