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Seabourn Ovation Cruise Review to Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Seabourn Ovation

33 Night Holiday Arabia & Asia (Dubai To Hong Kong)

Sail date: December 02, 2019

Ship: Seabourn Ovation

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Cruise calculated a 4.8 out of 5 rating. I calculate it at 5. Why? Because it’s impossible to factor in the intangibles. This cruise was critical for me to be able to realize my dream of an “Around the World “ trip. It’s a trip that I’ve waited more than 65 years to do...more than 22,200 miles, every time zone on earth...and I have MS to boot.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
I’m a breakfast food person, desserts person, and the rest of the food person. I was happy with most of the choices in the Restaurant, the Colonnade, and The Grill. That being said, there’s no restaurant that is a one size fits all, that’s why they offer choices. I was ecstatic about breakfast at the Colonnade. The morning breakfast buffet was class. The menu choices were excellent, and as is truly a Seabourn tradition, if you don’t see what you’d like...ask for it....if it’s possible to do...they will.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Team trivia, the lectures.


5 out of 5
The performers are top notch and could easily star in Broadway or West End productions, as many do.

Children's Programs

No kids

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our room stewardess, Daniela, was excellent, caring, paid attention to detail, in tune with our needs. The restaurant staff rotate among the various restaurants in the evening so we would see the staff from morning to night. Our server from breakfast in the Colonnade, Can (pronounced John) was excellent and we looked forward to his smile and attentive service every morning for 19 mornings. We sat in his section by choice because of his great service. There were other staff on board who also did a fantastic job, too numerous to mention.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Ovation is about a year old and still sparkles. Cleanliness and maintenance was exactly what one would expect from a luxury cruise line.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Amazing storage space in our veranda cabin. There was so much storage space that we were still discovering places on the last days of the cruise. The size of our cabin was comfortable and more than adequate. The bathroom was very well laid out and included a separate tub.

Ship tip

Enjoy! Be open to meeting people.

Ports of call

Dubai, U.A.E.

4 out of 5

Khor Fakkan, U.A.E.

3 out of 5

Muscat, Oman

5 out of 5

Mumbai (Bombay), India

5 out of 5

Cochin, India

5 out of 5

Chennai (Madras), India Did not visit port

We had bought a 9 hour long excursion but the day of, we were exhausted and the weather was very hot and humid so we opted not to go.

Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

3 out of 5

Sabang, Pulau Weh, Indonesia

3 out of 5

Port Klang (Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia

5 out of 5


5 out of 5


5 out of 5
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