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Ovation of the Seas - Jan 4, 2023 - Jan 13, 2023 (9 Night South Pacific Cruise)


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On 4/28/2022 at 10:34 AM, CruisingOz said:

G'day. we are booked. Fingers crosses the South Pacific islands will be open. All indications are that they will, so looking forward to finally getting back there. We would have preferred our original cruise on the Radiance but such is life. 

 

G'day also!

Yes, let's pray to whoever that they will be open!

Yeah I think I read on here that you and your friends got a raw deal with radiance, that sucks bigtime!

I was meant to be on VOTS in 2020 but COVID stuffed that up. I really liked voyager the first time round and was really looking forward to going on her again and visiting isle of pines again also.

Ovation is great but I really wanted to be on Voyager one more time lol.

 

What deal/stateroom did you get on Ovation?

The wife and i ended up getting a Jr. Suite on the hump for a really good price, in fact its the same stateroom we have stayed twice before.

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The Voyager is an awesome ship, we loved sailing on her. The amplification was nice, and us big kids love the slides. We sailed on her, on her first Sydney cruise after coming out of dry dock and Singapore. She had a new cruise ship smell, with new carpet and paint. We sail on her a few times in the 2019/2020 season, and was on her second last cruise before the shutdown, where we got to Noumea and were denied visiting the South Pacific islands and redirected to the North Island of New Zealand. Lie many others we had numerous cancellations.   

We maybe neighbours, as we are also in a Jr Suite on the middle hump, port side. We booked it the late, on a Saturday evening late March when I started to read about Radiance, as a just in case the rumours were true, and so price is what it is, but about $2k less than the current price and on a better deck.   

Everything I am reading about the islands opening up is all positive and today read that Vanuatu will be open. True that there is nothing specific about cruise ships but tourism is their main source of income, so all should be good. 

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1 hour ago, CruisingOz said:

The Voyager is an awesome ship, we loved sailing on her. The amplification was nice, and us big kids love the slides. We sailed on her, on her first Sydney cruise after coming out of dry dock and Singapore. She had a new cruise ship smell, with new carpet and paint. We sail on her a few times in the 2019/2020 season, and was on her second last cruise before the shutdown, where we got to Noumea and were denied visiting the South Pacific islands and redirected to the North Island of New Zealand. Lie many others we had numerous cancellations.   

We maybe neighbours, as we are also in a Jr Suite on the middle hump, port side. We booked it the late, on a Saturday evening late March when I started to read about Radiance, as a just in case the rumours were true, and so price is what it is, but about $2k less than the current price and on a better deck.   

Everything I am reading about the islands opening up is all positive and today read that Vanuatu will be open. True that there is nothing specific about cruise ships but tourism is their main source of income, so all should be good. 

I'm envious lol, I really wanted to try the slides. Also I booked one of those SPA staterooms....but it never happened.

 

That must of been so crap, getting there and the announcement of being told th news and the stress of the unknown of COVID.

Yeah you never know on being neighbours.

How good are the jr. Suite's on the hump, especially the ones behind the lifts......not many walk past your stateroom.

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I have done the Key, but it really is not worth the money for us.

My wife does not really use the Voom, so one device is enough and being D+, we receive many benefits.

There is only one tender port, Mystery Island. So the Key makes for an expensive boarding day lunch and bag storage, and if we get the Ultimate Dining package, we can eat lunch at Jamies.

If you check in early, you should get an early boarding time. With the DX, we might give it a miss. That is quite expensive and we get five drinks each a day and are also Prime, so we can grab drinks from the casino on seas days and evenings. If we want more, then we will pay and that would be far cheaper than $2000+ AUD   

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