Ovation of the Seas Cruise Ship Tour

Ovation of the Seas Cruise Ship Tour

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Hello and welcome to this video from HonestCruising.com In this video we are reviewing Royal Caribbean’s newest ship Ovation of the Seas OK lets start at the top! Decks 14 and 15. Here is the outdoor pool area on-board and the H2O zone for smaller children that is unique to the Ovation. The North Star is a highlight of the Ovation and I would highly recommend making a reservation. You get stunning 360 degree views. On deck 15 you can find the running deck. This ship is well laid out. And as you can see has plenty of sunbeds. Here we have the ships mascots,
mother and baby panda. The Kung Fu Panda Noodle Shop is unique to the Ovation. Serving delicious dim sum delights, savoury noodles bowls and traditional Chinese deserts. All served by very friendly staff. Towards the back on deck 15 is the rock climbing wall. And a Royal Caribbean favourite the Flow Rider. Plus the excellent Rip Chord by iFly I highly recommend this! Towards the front of the ship is the beautiful solariums. And here we have the family solarium. There is plenty of comfy seating all around the solariums. The adult solarium is simply stunning. It is a real oasis retreat. It has beautiful panoramic views across the front of the ship. Three pools cascade into each other. Accompanied by four large hot tubs. The Solarium Bistro is connected to the solarium and during the day it is an alternative to the Windjammer buffet. On an evening it is transformed into a speciality dining restaurant. The SeaPlex located on decks 14 and 15 is a huge indoor multipurpose arena. Here you can enjoy bumper cars to rollo skating, XBox, table tennis and many other things. The Vitality Spa is located on deck 16. Here you can relax and recharge with an array of different treatments. The fitness centre is huge with a wide range of equipment to suit all fitness needs. The Windjammer Marketplace is main buffet restaurant on-board. Here you can have an astonishing choice of food at an incredibly quality. Stations around the buffet offer made to order specials such as steaks, fish, pasta, stir fry. Breakfast boasts a wide range of choice. From continental meats and cheeses… … to pastries, Asian dishes, full English breakfasts, pancakes and waffles. The Windjammer is really well laid out and on no occasion did we have a problem finding a table. There is also a tasty array of desserts and ice-creams. Okay let’s have a look at our cabin! We were on deck 9 in a Superior Ocean View Stateroom with a Balcony. What is impressive about these cabins is how much space you have in them. Along with ample storage and really nice décor. The rooms come with a kettle and a really cool desk that can be pulled out to enjoy room service. The bathrooms are compact but well laid out with a large powerful shower. Here we have our balcony which was really large complete with nice furniture. OK! Let’s go down to the main hub of the ship the Royal Esplanade. All around the Royal Esplanade is bars, shops, cafés, and restaurants. The Royal Esplanade is an interesting and exciting area. There is always lots going on with live music at various points through the day. Shore excursions and guest services are located just off the Esplanade. The friendly staff are always on hand to help. All around the ship there is lots of interesting art. Including some really cool interactive art. Wonderland is one of the most beautiful and extravagant restaurants on-board serving post modern cuisine. Bionic Bar is another one of the ships highlights. Who does not want a cocktail made by a robot! Café Promenade serves sandwiches, cakes, cookies and complementary coffee. Located just next door is Sorrento’s serving delicious pizza all day in to the evening. La Patisserie serves specialty cakes and treats as well as Starbucks coffee for a small extra charge. Michel’s Genuine Pub is a small intimate venue that oozed atmosphere. The Music Hall is a stunning entertainment venue that is the most immersive and well themed on the ship. During the day it hosts quizzes and movies. On an evening it is home to the house band Rock the Boat as well as visiting tribute acts. The Ovation has a huge casino on-board. Izumi is a speciality restaurant on-board serving delicious tasty Japanese cuisine. Schooner Bar was one of our favourite places to enjoy a delicious cocktail while taking part in a quiz or enjoying the live music. Chops Grill is a specialty steak house on-board. And is another Royal Caribbean favourite. Here we have another really cool piece of interactive artwork. The Royal Theatre hosts the main show Dreams. It is really large and one of the biggest I have seen at sea. It reminded me of a West End or Broadway theatre. The entertainment and the shows here are technically and visually outstanding. Towards the aft of the ship we have a more relaxed area with more shops in addition to the on-board wine bar vintages and Jamie’s Italian by Jamie Oliver. Moving along towards the aft we come across the Next Cruise desk… …and Café@Two70 where you can enjoy sandwiches, salads and lovely desserts. During the day Two70 is a nice lounge where you can watch the world go by. On an evening this whole venue transforms into a fantastic cabaret club with robotic screens and a 270-degree projection. Just above Two70 you can find a small library with computers for internet access. Now let’s look at the main dining rooms on Ovation of the Seas. Silk serves a menu of Pan-Asian cuisine. American Icon Grill serves American classics with a modern twist. Chic is a beautiful and stylish restaurant serving contemporary food. Finally, The Grande with a nod to the cruise liners of the past. Serving a menu of classic dishes. What did we think of this ship? We were simply wowed at every turn. This ship has something for everybody. Whether you want to slow down and relax or enjoy high energy excitement. The staff on-board where simply amazing and made it a special experience. Australia and China are really in for a treat! Ovation of the Seas is a beautiful, modern and dynamic ship. We really can’t wait to sail on a Quantum class ship again in the future. Thank you for watching this review from HonestCruising.com. Please visit our website for more information and pictures. Don’t forget to subscribe!


  1. Hey, is it possible to post the soundtrack? I know its just a mash of the songs in the description but I have no idea how to mash up songs,


  2. My experience on Ovation of the Seas North Star Ride at Sunset Take a look and if u like give me a feedback! thank u! 😉 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVlQIbuc5jA

  3. Make more videos plz. You are the only one cruising account that is worth seeing and subscribing. Plz upgrade ur content. More ships!!

  4. we were on that ship from singapore to beijing !! It was such an awesome experience and we vlogged everything 🙂
    I want to go back in time xD

  5. North Star & ifly are no longer complimentary. Beware.
    North Star= USD $20 (15 minutes)
    RipCord by iFly= USD $26 (1 minutes)
    added to the high ticket price, taxes, mandatory gratuities, it does not seem worth it anymore.

  6. Having sailed on the Queen Mary 2 and Navigator of the Seas, I've caught the bug to do more. Setting my sights on this ship. Looks simply incredibly. Fantastic, well edited and well planned video as well

  7. Thank you for a very through tour, we'll be boarding this soon and it helps with what to expect for our planning and reservations!

  8. Good review!So far u are the best cruise reviewer so far……I hope u do more videos in the future!Im so excited cause I'm going there on 21st November 2016!+Honest Cruising

  9. Go on holland America it's a big step up from Royal Caribbean even know HAL doesn't have bigger ships it still better

  10. Ships looks great, but couldn't watch for long because of the dreadful electronic music. Nicely spoken commentary with loud irritating music, not a good match!

  11. Absolutely amazing. Been talking about taking my elderly mother and children on a cruise. Really want to book it asap now!!!!!!!!!

  12. Thank you for an awesome, informative and drool worthy video. You certainly covered everything and answered so many questions. Now on to saving lol

  13. We cruised on Ovation of the Seas last weekend from Singapore to Phuket. It was totally amazing. I recommend everyone to try it.

  14. I just got off this ship this morning! Me and my partner had a fantastic time onboard. We had 4 nights on this amazing beautiful ship!

  15. Really enjoying your channel. I'd love to see you do a lot more ship reviews. Many such videos are either too long or short, yours was the perfect length and breadth.

  16. Wow! This is the first ship I've seen that I can honestly say seems like "too much". I would possibly feel like I'm lost in some upscale shopping mall at sea. Can you possibly even have an experience that feels "personal" on this ship?

  17. Just did a repositioning cruise from Singapore to Beijing aboard the Ovation, such an amazing vessel! The real highlight for me was the Vintages wine bar and the fantastic wine and whiskey tastings. An experience I will never forget!!

  18. I was on my honeymoon on Ovation of the Seas from 11th to 15th Mar 2017 fro Singapore to Phuket.

    1) The North Star only worked for for few hours on first morning of the cruise. It never worked after and most guests never got their ride they paid for and there would be no compensation, nor apology. Thousands of guests would just have to suck it up.

    2) Many guests were not able to get a ride on iFLY during to lack in reservations. Out of our party of 4, only 2 of us manage to get reservations on the LAST session on the LAST day of the cruise. We were lucky to get half of what we paid for. THANK GOD!

    3) The Chinese food on board is horrendous. Singaporeans can expect to get much better Chinese food from our streets than on-board. Do NOT expect Chinese food from the Silk restaurant, despite its Chinese decor and name. This restaurant serves the EXACTLY same menu as the other 3 complimentary restaurants. The salmon is especially rubbery during our first meal on the 12th at Silk restaurant. Meals improved on other restaurants on other days as long as we stayed far from any dish Chinese. (PS The Chinese fare at Kungfu Panda restaurant is just as poor. Take your cue from the lack of customers there.) For elderly Chinese guests, the "老干妈" sauce at the 4 restaurants helps to make some dishes more palatable for them.

    4) A 3D movie of Kungfu panda scheduled on the program was simply cancelled without prior notice nor apologies. Feel sorry for the kids waiting blindly outside the theatre.

    5) An open-air movie on the pool deck for "Fantastic Beasts and where to find them" was played an hour earlier and at the wrong time, despite clock changes while we travelled to Phuket and we missed the movie.

    6) The seaplex is mostly full. It is almost impossible for most guests to get a bumper car ride during to severe under-capacity. The ships is satisfied to idle the seaplex for guests to let guest play BASKETBALL for most times. Only if you queue BEFORE activity starting about 20 minutes, can guests even get a spot for roller skating or trapeze. Why idle the facilities when they can ramp up offerings to serve demand? I have no idea.

    7) Events in the afternoons were severely lacking and guests can expect to be entertained as the ship ropes in housekeeping staff to demonstrate how to fold SIX towels into animal shapes (the event even started 15min late)!

    8) Only 3 X-box units were functional out of 6 when we trying to play. In the end, the kids would be hogging the units, and majority of guests should not expect to get any play.

    9) Conclusion: Food and service were alright for the most part. Events were poorly organised, but a few night shows redeemed the cruise experience somewhat. (The night shows feel rushed but that helps to shorted the shows so that they can have one more session a night).

    *IMPORTANT: Do NOT trust you will get your experiences on North Star or iFLY despite paying for them.

  19. Was there an arcade? Last royal Caribbean cruise I went on had an arcade and I spent pretty much the whole holiday there 😂. Ovation looks phenomenal though!

  20. this was an enjoyable video. i usually find ship tour to be long and boring. But yall had good music, great editing, nice video length, and just enough commentary. look forward to watching more.

  21. Love this video u showed us everything with detail and information and u didn't blabber on and tslk for 20 hours so thanks u for this gr8 clip

  22. How does the main dining room work on ovation? Do you have to have reservations at each MDR or are you given an assigned table in each room?

  23. Just got back from a 5 day cruise to Tasmania on Ovation of the Seas. A brilliant ship with awesome food, service and first class entertainment throughout . Loved it!

  24. Just came back from a 5 day tour from singapore to penang and phuket. I miss the ship so much. I loved my royal genie and my royal loft suite, i wanna go again so day

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  26. This is the ship that sent 50 odd passengers onto an island volcano in NZ this week (9 Dec 2019) and it erupted underneath them. This was despite warnings two days previously that volcanic activity had suddenly increased. I would not want to be the CEO of Carribean Cruise Lines right now. We jail negligent company officials down here.

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