Ovation of the Seas Tips

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Contributor Level: Purser
Feb 12, 2017

Be sure and register early and make your reservations for the shows and any extra dinners.

Contributor Level: Third Mate
Jan 02, 2017

Do not sail on the Ovation. You will be disappointed. You will only get to use the I fly once for less than 2 min if at all for the entire cruise. Same goes for bumper cars and the North Star. These are gimmicks not real attractions. Often they are closed or not working at all.

Contributor Level: Purser
Apr 30, 2017

Great if you have kids, but don't expect excellent entertainment. Lunch dining time ends at 1:00 PM, which is extremely early, especially since we got back from Seoul around 10:00 PM the previous night.

Contributor Level: Purser
Apr 30, 2017

If possible ,take a loft suite which come w STAR service that's w a genie , wonderful service ,worth all the money

Contributor Level: Third Mate
Apr 18, 2017

Book early before you board the ship for the North Star, iFly and extra shows that they put on like Pixels, but if you miss out they usually have a standby line so if people don't show up they fill from the standby line.

Contributor Level: Third Mate
Mar 15, 2017

Book all possible shows before you leave in your cruise planner

Contributor Level: Purser
Mar 09, 2017

Take you're own coffee as cabins only have tea in them

Contributor Level: Purser
Feb 24, 2017

The free restaurants and buffet restaurant Windjammer are good place to have your meals, but if you want to try the speciality Restaurants, my suggestion is don't try Wonderland, it is not worth; Chop and Grill is average; Jamie's good to try.

Contributor Level: Second Mate
Feb 20, 2017

Make sure you book every meal and every show and every activity. Don't bother paying for "my time dining" as we had to queue for the meals. Wash your hands every time you go to eat and every time you go back to your cabin.

Contributor Level: Purser
Feb 19, 2017

Don't pack a power board, all luggage is x-rayed and our power board held up the luggage delivery to our cabin. Power boards, travel irons, coffee pod machines etc will be confiscated and returned to you on departure. There are usb ports in the cabin for iphones and ipads etc.

Contributor Level: Purser
Jan 04, 2017

If you are prone to motion/sea sickness make sure you have medication try to help. The journey to Hobart & New Zealand was not easy and smooth sailing. If you like watching TV bring your laptop with movies as they play the same episode of about 5 or 6 shows over and over again.

Contributor Level: Purser
Dec 21, 2016

Try to book everything online before you embark, especially North Star, Ifly, stage shows and specialty restaurants, otherwise you will not get a booking and will be disappointed.

Contributor Level: Third Mate
Dec 05, 2016

Don't go on it.

Contributor Level: Purser
Nov 16, 2016

Book all restaurants, entertainment and excursions before sailing.

Contributor Level: Third Mate
Jun 28, 2016

Make sure and book shows, dinner reservations and onboard activities early, they book up fast. Normally we like to go with the flow and not plan too much for our ship days but unfortunately we missed out on a couple shows and activities due to our procrastination.

Contributor Level: Cruise Director
Jun 20, 2016

Make reservations in advance for the main shows. They are amazing! If travelling solo and the cruise is for more than one week, do NOT book an inside, solo studio cabin. They are very small. The regular inside staterooms cost more but are superb and have the large "virtual balcony". ENJOY!

Contributor Level: Third Mate
Jun 16, 2016


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Jun 01, 2016

Take a different cruise on a Cruise line that understands the meaning of the word Customer Service and Hospitality .

Contributor Level: Third Mate
May 29, 2016

The food selection is great and food is enormous that I with my friends could not resist asking for at least two main courses like Salmon and prime rib at the same time aside from having soup and green salad. Gosh, we have gained so much weight. On top of this, there have been numerous restauran

Contributor Level: Purser
May 15, 2016


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