Totally Awesome

Ovation of the Seas Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 24

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Ovation of the Seas

12 Night New Zealand (Sydney Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 29, 2019

Ship: Ovation of the Seas

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Totally awesome. Would consider cruising on Ovation Of The Sea again. I really did enjoy it, Just needs more live shows to keep be entertained.


5 out of 5
Very Quick. Staff went out of their way to ensure a smooth embarkment.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Seriously can not fault the dinning experience at all. The waiters are truly awesome. The restaurants on land in Australia has a lot to learn.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
I have to give a low grade for this unfortunately. I want and had booked to do the Ifly, but because of the weather was unable to do, so I do not know the experience of this activity. The North star was amazing, The pools catered for a lot of people .


2 out of 5
There was not enough of it. My understanding that the Pixel show, Which I did see, was the same performance every session. Seen it once and you knew what to expect if you seen it again. Not enough for me to be stimulated. The other 2 shows they had was totally mesmerizing. But that's jut it. On a 12 day cruise and only 3 main shows. I got bored.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Amazing. Really made you feel at welcomed.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship is amazing. Spacious and very neat.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Bit small, but very nice. The bed was very comfortable.

Ship tip

It's in US currency, if using your credit card take note of the conversion rate.

Ports of call

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5
This was my boarding port. I don't really like Sydney.

Bay Of Islands, New Zealand

5 out of 5
What can I say. There is only so many times you can say I love it before it becomes repetitive,but I love it love it love it..

Auckland, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Very enjoyable. Slower paced than most busy cities, which makes it calming to visit.

Tauranga, New Zealand

5 out of 5
A very beautiful city. Booked a tour to Hobbington. extremely amazing place.

Wellington, New Zealand

2 out of 5
Nope. Didn't like Wellington. Not much to see. Maybe I didn't looked hard enough. But still OK to visit..

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand

5 out of 5
I would move here when I retire. Quiet town and ever so tidy. One of my favorite visits.

Cruise Dusky Sound

5 out of 5
Totally amazing.

Cruise Doubtful Sound

5 out of 5
Totally amazing.

Cruise Milford Sound

5 out of 5
More totally amazing then the other sounds.


5 out of 5
Very quick with no problems.
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