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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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