Alaskan Glacier Sailing!!!

Ovation of the Seas Cruise Review

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Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 76

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Ovation of the Seas

7 Night Alaska Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 03, 2021

Ship: Ovation of the Seas

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 9612

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 months ago

Review summary

In Essence the Alaskan Glacier Sailing is an AMAZING voyage!!! Royal definitely did right with making the Ovation part of their Alaska sailings!!!

Embarkation

3 out of 5
The Port Employees were very friendly and courteous, but there was just a slight bit of confusion on arrival time., i.e guest arrival time of 12:00 vs guest arrival time of 12:00-12:30. Very confusing but once they got it straightened out the boarding process was SMOOTH and QUICK

Ship experiences

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We have always been impressed with the level of activities under the Royal umbrella. This sailing we partook in more of the Vitality experience and the Solarium. We are not much into rock climbing or the iFly experience.

Sundials

5 out of 5

I always LOVE grabbing Royal merchandise and I was definitely NOT disappointed. I found the cutest jacket!!!

Royal Esplanade

3 out of 5

Very Nice social area but we are DEFINITELY more of Royal Promenade’s Guest

Prince & Greene

5 out of 5

Did some souvenir shopping on our last sea day. We found some cute finds for the children and grands.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Just as activities, Royal does entertainment the BEST. The stage shows, as well as, comedians and other performers is always Class A.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone that we encountered whether it being wait staff to room stewards and shop personnel were so very PROFESSIONAL and engaging!!!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was IMMACULATE!!! We had NO issues or concerns at all…

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin 9612 is a Junior Suite and Royal DEFINITELY kicked it up a notch with the Quantum Class. I can’t say enough the bath and 1/2. The Expresso machine. The nightly treats and the list just goes on & on & on!!!

Ship tip

Prepared to be WOWED

Ports of call

CRUISE ENDICOTT ARM & DAWES GLACIER

5 out of 5
Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier was just BREATHTAKING!!! We sat in the Windjammer as we approached the Glacier and headed up to the top deck and the Captain gave us the show of a LIFETIME as we approached as close as reasonably possible and rotated the ship, this giving everyone the same opportunity to see the Glacier in her full GLORY!!!

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
When you think of Skagway you have to reference The White Pass Scenic Railway. Although, at this time, the entire railway is not able to be accessed, the part you are able to visit and get history of is still AMAZING!!!!

Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska

5 out of 5
The Inside Passage was nothing short of Breathtaking!!!!

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
We, of course, did the Mendenhall Glacier and Evening Whale Quest!! The Glacier is definitely AMAZING!! Although it did rain 🌧 but the experience was a MUST. The second part of the excursion, The Evening Whale Quest was So So. It was not the most observatory when it came down to Whale 🐳 Watching tours of this sailing!!!

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5
This was our Embarkation Port BUT we did fly in two days early to experience the Seattle life!!! We stayed at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront and explored the town and different eateries throughout the Pike Place Market. Pike Place Chowder is DELISH

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
This sailing was the first time we utilized the Port Valor experience… We were definitely impressed the entire process from beginning to end!!! We completed the necessary form @ Guest Services. We receive our checkin information and luggage tags from Guest Services on the day before disembarking. Our room steward took our luggage on the night before as usual, the Royal Valor program took our luggage to the airport and the next time we seen our luggage was when we retrieved our bags at our home airport!!
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