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Ovation of the Seas Cruise Review to South Pacific

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Ovation of the Seas

11 Night South Pacific & New Zealand (Sydney Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 23, 2019

Ship: Ovation of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6302

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 9 months ago

Review summary

Loved it ... would do it all over again in a heartbeat

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Quick and friendly

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
So much variety ate too much argh and excellent staff service Although horrible coffee... taking my own next cruise ...

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Loved the Pools 🏊🏼‍♀️ And spa, go carts, bingo... Two70 was a fantastic area for entertainment and just relaxing in between

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Pixels was fantastically fabulous and all the Royal theatre showtime... a must to see every show ✔️✔️

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Second to none from our fun washy washy at windjammer and our Donny, room steward to the captain were friendly and accommodating

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very quick and easy to know your way around the ship Very well maintained ... can’t fault cleanliness

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Too small and cramped for 4 adult women to share .. 2 beds were ok but the pull out lounge bed was too hard and cramped for adults especially aging women to sleep on However the room was serviced very well by Donny, our steward. It would also have been nice to have coffee satchels made available in our room too instead of just tea. I had to help myself to coffee satchels from other service trolleys along the passage way to our room, but having said that, erk that coffee was awful too

Ship tip

Take your own coffee and pack a first aid kit, a visit to the doctors is very costly for a dab of antiseptic and a bandaid

Ports of call

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5
I live here, it’s the most picturesque port I’ve ever sailed into 👍🏻🇦🇺

Noumea, New Caledonia

2 out of 5
Did not leave the ship.

Mystery Island, Vanuatu

5 out of 5
Did not do an excursion... enjoyed visiting the marketplace and the local islanders entertainment, followed by snorkeling on both sides of the island with my room mates ... had a wonderful day here

Auckland, New Zealand

5 out of 5
I’ve been here before so didn’t take a tour, although they are good to do. We ended up taking a local train ride but not a great way to explore for viewing.

Bay Of Islands, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Always love this port stop, again I’ve been here before so didn’t do any tours this time . We missed out on the motorcycle trike rides, so book it early. If you’re just wandering around as there is lots to see at the local markets in this little village of Piahai, and take a peek in the war memorial hall and support the ladies making their arts and crafts, some great value souvenirs

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Took off our own luggage... very quick and easy... although be careful for pick pockets in the areas after you’ve departed the terminal area ... argh 😤 yes looking back after I got home I was missing a small document folder from over shoulder carry off bag. I was approached by a young friendly couple. Long story short I got picked but luckily only inconveniently had some keys in it no documents!!
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