Christine Kirby | November 21, 2013 | Royal Caribbean International | Ovation of the Seas
We did the inaugural cruise on this ship, which was amazing.
The ship was brand new, which was even better, everything smelt new and lovely to sleep in a bed no one had slept in before.
Apart from that the facilities and entertainment were superb, from bumper cars, zip wires, pools and the pod that goes out over the sea.
Unfortunately we were only on the ship for three days, and were unable to enjoy all that was on board.
The shops were mostly designer, Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Swarovski and a few more, far too expensive for some people to treat themselves.
The restaurants were all excellent, there is no main large restaurant on this ship, but a selection, so you can eat in a different one each evening. We found the ‘Chic’ restaurant bad for service, we were given the wrong meals, and some items we ordered didn’t show up.
The one thing we noticed that was missing, were the waiters in the restaurants. Before you had your main waiter, an assistant waiter, and a drinks waiter, serving a few tables. We had only one waiter doing everything, serving several tables, which is probably why he was getting everything mixed up.
The cabins were excellent, and so nice to now have tea making facilities in the cabins. Thank you RCL for listening to your guests and supplying this, but there was no coffee, and was told they didn’t have these sachets in cabins.
Apart from all this, the ship is superb, and would love to go back on it again.
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