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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 356 guests have reviewed Ovation of the Seas, giving it a rating of 4.3 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

4.3 out of 5(356 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples39.8%
Families w/older children14.8%
Groups9.8%
Singles/Friends9.2%
Families w/young children5.6%

Most Recent Reviews

Great ship and lovely cruise

Jan 15th, 2020

Was a great cruise for us overall. We were disappointed in the engine issues which triggered a four hour delay (had to reschedule our fight home but Royal reimbursed change fee). Wonderland restaurant is a must for us. We went there three times during this cruise and just love the creativity and presentation. Some of the most delicious dishes too!! All in all, we had a great time.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Suite

Experience

7+ cruises

Delightful Christmas on this spectacular ship

Jan 11th, 2020

We were so impressed the Ovation Christmas that we booked for next Christmas as well. Loved the crew and I am counting down the days till our next RCC cruise.

Traveler Type

Family (older children)

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

A relaxing time suitable for all

Jan 8th, 2020

It was a really relaxing time. Their is lots to do both the ship or the shouted

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

Great New Zealand cruise

Jan 8th, 2020

Overall it was an enjoyable cruise. Didn't like that everything was in US dollars and our AU dollar was so bad that what seemed good ended up costing so much more. Some of the food was blah and the coffee was awful. Learnt to ask for English bacon.

Traveler Type

Singles/Friends

Room Type

Inside

Experience

2-3 cruises

Absolutely amazing, best holiday, highly recommended

Jan 7th, 2020

We had an absolutely amazing family holiday, loved every minute, so much credit to your amazing staff for also making our holiday relaxing, special mention to Rose our room steward, she was so beautiful and helpful

Traveler Type

Large Group

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

2-3 cruises

Wow amazing love it

Jan 2nd, 2020

This was our first cruise and we had a amazing time the staff in all areas were just great food entertainment was excellent can’t wait to go on ovation again

Traveler Type

Family (older children)

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

1 cruise (first)

Wonderful cruise ship

Jan 2nd, 2020

The customer service could be a little better overall.

Traveler Type

Singles/Friends

Experience

4-6 cruises

Unfortunate tragedy turned this trip into a disappointing experience

Dec 30th, 2019

Disappointed for not visiting the Sounds and Dunedin. Only got one day refund when I feel it should have been two days refund. The captain decided to go to Picton instead but not much to do

Traveler Type

Family (young children)

Experience

4-6 cruises

Standing Ovation

Dec 28th, 2019

A lot of activities to do so always add them to your calendar in the Royal Caribbean app so you don’t miss out. Be aware that some activity times can be different compared to cruise compass/tv and the app. The app uses ship wifi for free. Line up early eg tender, shoes, sports, dodgems etc. Loved the ship. Often didn’t feel over crowded. They have created really diverse ombiance in different areas such as music hall, 270, solarium, mdr etc.Just an outstanding ship and service

Traveler Type

Family (young children)

Experience

2-3 cruises

a great experience

Dec 28th, 2019

we had a great cruise with our family, service was great, rooms comfortable weather fine & food nice

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

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