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jerrylea49
Feb 12, 2017

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

julieNmike
May 28, 2018

It might be worth while avoiding balcony cabins numbered x670 to x684 on the port side as there is a large smokers accommodation on deck 5. There wasn’t much smoke but we were usually aware of it when on the balcony.

29JulnTuk
Jan 30, 2018

Use the Royal IQ app to plan your days. Also use it to communicate with your travel mates. The calendar section is great.

maxi114
Mar 15, 2017

Book all possible shows before you leave in your cruise planner

michelleturner
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.

Heatherandbrad
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.

melcoz
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.

JayneTownley
Apr 19, 2016

Pre-book as much as you can if you're going on the Ovation of the Seas. Lots of On board activities are pre-bookable

johnnywilliams
Jul 20, 2018

If you're not from China this might not be the cruise for you.

Gerryjean
May 26, 2018

Don't go from Hong Kong.The Chinese on board were very rude and pushy

kimbo64
May 16, 2018

Dont do asian cruise unless uou like lots and lots of them and it being all abou them

w9oh
May 12, 2018

Food not good. Golden Correl is better. Too many passengers. Activities for younger passengers. Pixel show good. Skipped Saigon port and added a beach port-probably because RC wouldn't pay the port fees, they claim Saigon had no room.

Jmw88
May 05, 2018

Not worth the money. Don't use free restaurants, only book all specialty restaurant. Stay away from Isumi restaurant. Instead of this big ship, try Anthem of the Sea

Kymbo66
Apr 18, 2018

My first piece of advice would be to attend the Medical Centre as soon as you board & obtain some sea sickness tablets. This way you can access them immediately if you need them. I suffered terribly after the first night & lost a whole day being sick as it took most of the day to feel well enough to even go to the Medical Centre to get the tablets to take.

queenofhearts
Mar 18, 2018

On the first day the day spa offers discounted treatments so wait till you are onboard to book

queenofhearts
Mar 14, 2018

Book as many activities, Dining etc online before your cruise to save disappointment

Ronp
Mar 08, 2018

Ensure you book your venues before boarding utilising the Royal IQ app.

nik1502
Feb 27, 2018

Read Cruise compass every day to get ready for the next day, always plenty to do

alfredabadir
Feb 21, 2018

If you like a balcony, pay a little more to get unobstructed balcony. Be careful TOO MUCH SALT in the food everywhere.

kmgould
Feb 20, 2018

If you want to do the Northstar, Wave Rider or I Fly book them at the start of your cruise. We booked towards the end and because the weather got a bit rough, we were unable to do any of them