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Live RCL Ovation of the Seas 17th April - 22nd April

Discussion in 'There's More To Life Than Vegas?' started by RTG10, Apr 12, 2016.

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To TR or not TR , that is the question!

  1. Hurrah for TR!

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  2. TR-errible Idea!

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  1. RTG10

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    Hi Guys,

    I know I'm jumping the gun as we're still 5 days out but I'm heading out on the Ocean waves (well, Channel waves!) for a short stint onboard a new ship called Ovation of the Seas. I will be heading out with my wife, my parents and my Aunt / Uncle for the short break. We've paid for an Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony which should be quite nice for a bit of peace and quiet / relaxation.

    Whilst I can't claim to be anywhere near as talented as T-Bone my plan is to enjoy some good food and the occasional gambling spree, although we will be docked quite often so the casino will be closed quite frequently unfortunately. That may also be a good thing given my trip to Vegas is only 4 weeks away, it will save the bankroll!

    Ovation is being targeted at the Chinese market and as a result I believe has the biggest casino of the fleet onboard , I can't wait to get back playing some Craps / VP things noticeably absent in British casinos.

    This is definitely going to be more relax than party, even though we're both still (relatively) young (I'm 32, Wifey is 26) we've been working like crazy so need some real downtime.

    If there is any interest (I don't want to presume there is!) I'm happy to try and do a semi-live TR to give you guys an insight into the new ship.

    Let me know and the TR can begin in earnest on Saturday with our train down to the coast ready to board the ship on Sunday!

    As you can see from the photo below, we're ready to go! (Although we're not the dickheads this photo makes us out to be!)

    R&K
     
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    I vote for TR ... where is this cruise originating from and what ports of call will you visit? European cruise I presume.
     
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    Trip Report.. Trip Report! Hopefully the Ovation has decent wifi for you! Have a blast no matter what you do, but will be following along with your report ;)
     
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    the onboard wi-fi / Internet service on cruise ships is the biggest scam going
     
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    Trip report will be awesome! Would like more insight into the shipboard gambling...was thinking about a cruise with mom...
     
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    It is indeed a European quick tour! Southampton , Cherbourg , Le Havre , Day At Sea, Ze Brugge , Southampton.

    I'm hoping it's decent too , especially for £15 per device per day! My TR will pale in comparison to yours TBone!

    See above!

    More than happy to show all the Casino has to offer, especially as it's heading out to Hong Kong / Asia after, it will be interesting to see what they have available!
     
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    I have never traveled in Europe, so i do know now what Cell Service is like if you have a plan from England, I guess it does not provide non-roaming service in other places, just like most us plans without added costs? I used cell service a good bit on our trip as several days were near the coast and in ports within the us. Just an fyi but probably not applicable to help.

    If the wifi on Ovation is RCL newer service as I had on Quantum last year, it is actually very good service, not worth the price as VegasBJ pointed out but if you were getting it anyway, their service was unreal compared to all the other lines we have been on, so hopefully they have their Beam technology wifi on Ovation.
     
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    So we've officially kicked off our trip. Using the glamour of the British rail system to commute down to the south coast, spending the night with some family before boarding tomorrow.

    So glad to have a week off work after a hell of a few weeks and no vacation in six months!

    If any of you have ever wondered what the British Train System is like ( God knows why you would have!) attached is a brief insight including a 40 minute delay and some video of the glamorous scenery!

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    Looking forward to it RTG, have a blast! Thanks ahead of time for the effort i know it takes for a cruise report.
     
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    Excited for this one. Lots of pics please!
     

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