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Overview

One of the newest Royal Caribbean ships, Ovation of the Seas boasts all of the cruise line's latest amenities. The 4,905-passenger ship features a skydiving simulator, an observation pod that hovers 300 feet above the sea and a bionic bar where robots mix cocktails. Other highlights include a rock climbing wall, a surf simulator, an outdoor movie screen and upscale boutiques like Cartier.

After working up an appetite, passengers can take their pick of 20 eateries, including six signature restaurants that require reservations and an additional fee. Many recent cruisers praised the cuisine, from the main dining room buffet to the Italian menu created by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.

Travelers were also mostly complimentary of the staterooms, 75 percent of which boast balconies. The ship offers Interior, Ocean View, Balcony and Suite category accommodations, all of which are equipped with flat-screen TVs, safes and sitting areas. Even those staying in Interior rooms can catch a glimpse of the sea with virtual balconies that give a real-time view of the ship's location.

The most common drawback, according to cruisers? You're likely to encounter long lines and crowded common areas. Some recent travelers also felt the service was not as good as expected. 

In 2018-19, Ovation of the Seas sets sail from Honolulu, SeattleSydneySingapore and Tianjin, China, for itineraries in Alaska, AustraliaAsia, Hawaii and the South Pacific. 

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One of the newest Royal Caribbean ships, Ovation of the Seas boasts all of the cruise line's latest amenities. The 4,905-passenger ship features a skydiving simulator, an observation pod that hovers 300 feet above the sea and a bionic bar where robots mix cocktails. Other highlights include a rock climbing wall, a surf simulator, an outdoor movie screen and upscale boutiques like Cartier.

After working up an appetite, passengers can take their pick of 20 eateries, including six signature restaurants that require reservations and an additional fee. Many recent cruisers praised the cuisine, from the main dining room buffet to the Italian menu created by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.

Travelers were also mostly complimentary of the staterooms, 75 percent of which boast balconies. The ship offers Interior, Ocean View, Balcony and Suite category accommodations, all of which are equipped with flat-screen TVs, safes and sitting areas. Even those staying in Interior rooms can catch a glimpse of the sea with virtual balconies that give a real-time view of the ship's location.

The most common drawback, according to cruisers? You're likely to encounter long lines and crowded common areas. Some recent travelers also felt the service was not as good as expected. 

In 2018-19, Ovation of the Seas sets sail from Honolulu, SeattleSydneySingapore and Tianjin, China, for itineraries in Alaska, AustraliaAsia, Hawaii and the South Pacific. 

Ship Size
XL
Price
$$$$
Year Built
N/A

Pros & Cons

  • One of the newest Royal Caribbean ships, with modern amenities like a skydiving simulator

  • Long lines and crowded public spaces

3.85Scorecard
  • 3.5Expert Rating »
  • 4.0Traveler Rating »
  • 4.0Health Rating »

Rankings

Ovation of the Seas ranks #22 out of 24 Royal Caribbean International Cruise Ships based on an analysis of expert and user ratings, as well as health ratings.

Cabins

Ovation of the Seas offers a wide range of accomodation options. Browse cabins to find the stateroom that suits your needs.

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Deck Plans

Ovation of the Seas contains 14 decks. Find out which features are available on each Ovation of the Seas deck.

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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 215 guests have reviewed Ovation of the Seas, giving it a rating of 4.2 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

4.2 out of 5(215 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples27.4%
Families w/older children7.4%
Singles/Friends7%
Families w/young children4.2%
Groups4.2%
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