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!