Alaska’s New Best Cruise Ship: Ovation Of The Seas

Alaska’s New Best Cruise Ship:  Ovation Of The Seas


If you’re thinking about an Alaskan cruise in 2019… There’s some big news from Royal Caribbean
that you need to know. Royal Caribbean is going to be bringing
one of their best ships to Seattle, Washington For 7-day cruises to Alaska during the summer of 2019. It’s the Ovation Of The Seas A Quantum-class ship
that you probably haven’t heard much about Because she’s been based in Asia and Australia
since she entered service in 2016. But she’s a full sister to Anthem Of The Seas,
a ship that I cruised on two years ago… And a ship I think of as
the best cruise ship I’ve ever been on. I totally loved all the smart design choices
that Royal Caribbean had made with this class of ships. It’s clear to me that Royal Caribbean has taken
everything they’ve learned about cruise ship design
in the last 50 years… And incorporated all their best ideas
in to this class of ship. Let me start by showing you a few things
about Ovation Of The Seas
that make it perfect for cruises to Alaska. At the very top of that list is a glass enclosed
adults-only area at the front of the ship,
known as the Solarium. No matter what’s happening with the weather outside,
conditions inside the Solarium are always ideal for relaxing and enjoying the view. The glass enclosure that protects the Solarium from
any extreme weather allows the most amazing view
of whatever’s in front of the ship. And on an Alaska cruise,
that view is just spectacular. Imagine yourself sitting in a lounger, or on a daybed,
in the climate controlled solarium,
watching the beautiful Alaskan scenery go by. Or perhaps you’d rather enjoy the view
from one of the big Jacuzzis… Or from this incredible multi-level pool,
heated to just the right temperature. Two years ago, during my cruise on the sister ship,
this was one of my favorite places to spend time. There’s a bar inside the Solarium,
so you can relax with your beverage of choice… And there’s even a small restaurant,
called the Solarium Bistro. Here’s another area on Ovation Of The Seas
that makes it a perfect choice for Alaska cruises. Notice that this swimming pool
sits under a big glass canopy… Which can be closed up tight
if the weather outside is less than perfect… Or opened up to let all the fresh air in
on a warm, sunny day. Something else that will be amazing for Alaska
is this fully enclosed area at the back of the ship
known as “Two 70”. During the day, you have a spectacular view
of all the scenery through all that glass
at the back end of the ship. But at night, those windows become big video screens… And the room totally transforms in to
a high-tech theater featuring amazing shows
with all sorts of interesting effects and surprises. The creative ideas that they used in designing Two 70
just blew my mind when I saw them
on the sister ship that I sailed on. If you look at the ships that
the other cruise lines are using in Alaska… They’re almost all much older,
far less sophisticated ships. Ovation Of The Seas is a ship on the cutting edge,
with innovations that put this ship
in a whole other league. There’s NorthStar, which rises 300 feet above sea level
to provide incredible 360 degree views of
all the breathtaking scenery around the ship. No other cruise line has anything like this! And then there’s RipCord by iFly.
The only skydiving simulator at sea. You get to experience the thrills of skydiving
without having to actually jump out of an airplane. If there’s a thrill seeker in your family,
this is the ship for you. And the Bionic Bar… two robotic bartenders
who know how to mix up your favorite drink. As you can see, they’re great at shaking things up,
but they know how to stir, too. They can create all sorts of cocktails,
whether it’s a classic Margarita,
or a custom order of your own design. You place your order using an app on a nearby tablet,
and then enjoy the show
as your bionic bartender does his thing. And here’s another innovation
you won’t find on the other cruise lines: SeaPlex… The largest indoor active space at sea. There’s never been anything quite like this
on a cruise ship before. You’ve got bumper cars at sea
Or it can convert in to a roller rink A full-size basketball court Or a trapeze school. Music is provided from
a floating DJ booth suspended overhead. And if you want a bite to eat,
just visit the first food truck on a cruise ship. For a more sophisticated meal,
Ovation Of The Seas offers
a wide array of fine restaurants… Including the American Icon Grill Silk Chic And Wonderland. Plus an Italian restaurant A steakhouse And a Japanese restaurant As well as plenty of casual dining options, like… A pastry shop A café A Pizza place And of course,
a gigantic buffet with a little something for everyone. As far as entertainment,
Royal Caribbean offers some of the best
big musical production shows
I’ve ever seen on a cruise ship. I don’t know exactly what shows
they’ll be offering on Ovation Of The Seas
when it does Alaska cruises in 2019… But based on all the other shows I’ve seen
on other Royal Caribbean ships I’ve sailed on,
I bet it will be world-class. I really like the music venue that they have
on Quantum-class ships. It’s called the Music Hall,
and it was designed with one purpose in mind: To be a great venue for a band to perform in. I’ve been on cruise ships where the music venue
just wasn’t thought out very well at all. Bad lighting, bad acoustics,
bad seating or sight lines, but… In the Music Hall on Ovation Of The Seas
you’ll be in for a real treat if you enjoy
seeing and listening to a band perform live. One other area where
Ovation Of The Seas really stands out
is high speed Internet. On most cruise ships,
keeping your phone or laptop online
is an exercise in frustration. Most cruise ships have
slow and unreliable Internet connections. But Royal Caribbean is unique in a
partnership they have with the most advanced network Providing Internet to remote locations:
O3B networks And their unique technology
that uses satellites in an unusually low orbit
To provide hugely faster Internet service With low latency
and speeds not that far off
from what you get at home. If it’s important to your business for you
to stay connected even when you’re on vacation… Or if you’re just used to being able to
upload photos and videos to social media
wherever you go… Royal Caribbean is the cruise line for you. The cabins on Ovation Of The Seas
are something special, too. And I don’t just mean the spectacular
two-level suites that they offer. Those are out of my price range. But even if you just book a standard balcony cabin,
you’ll find some nice little touches. Like multiple electrical outlets at the desk,
as well as USB charging ports. There is even an electrical outlet by the bed,
which makes it easy to keep your phone nearby
at night while it charges. And it’s also perfect for people with sleep apnea,
who need a CPAP machine
to help them breathe at night. Royal Caribbean also really impressed me
by splitting the closets up. There’s one on each side of the couch,
and that makes it easy for two people to get dressed
at the same time, without bumping in to each other. They designed curtains
that fully block all the light from outside. Which makes it easy to take a nap during the day,
or to sleep in past sunrise in the morning. And there are some nice little touches
in the bathrooms, too. Including a night light that operates all night long. Which is great if you need to
use the bathroom in the middle of the night… And you don’t want to
disturb your spouse by turning on any lights. And if you like to book an inside cabin,
the inexpensive kind
without a balcony or even a window… You’re going to be really impressed
with the ones on Ovation Of The Seas. They feature high tech virtual balconies. What you’re seeing here
is not an actual balcony or a window. It’s a wall-to-ceiling video display
to make you feel like you’re in
a much more expensive balcony cabin. And it has a real-time view
of what’s happening outside. When I think of all the cruise ships
that there are to choose from
for an Alaskan cruise during the summer… I can’t think of a more state-of-the-art ship…
incorporating more innovative features…
than Ovation of the Seas. If you’re thinking about an Alaska cruise in 2019,
this is one the best cruise ships you could choose! I’m Jim Zim.
Thanks for watching! There are lots of other cruise ship videos
on my YouTube channel. I’m putting a few up on the screen now,
but there are LOTS more where these came from! Explore my channel, if you haven’t already.

81 thoughts on “Alaska’s New Best Cruise Ship: Ovation Of The Seas

  • April 10, 2018 at 4:33 pm
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    The Italian restaurant on the ship is part of Jamie Oliver's chain (famous British chef) and his restaurants are meant to be really good.

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  • April 10, 2018 at 7:30 pm
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    I had several cruising , I absolute love royal carribbean like a car ; royal carribean its Mercedes. hre a tip ; my first honeymoon and eight years later I did divorced . to celebrate new life booked a royal carribbean.

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  • April 11, 2018 at 3:41 pm
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    It never seems clear to me what the food situation is, is part of the cruise,
    or do you have to pay per meal. I know at one time it was all part of the cost, but these days it seems franchises are part of the ship which has to be paid for. Drinks is another issue I'm not sure of, can someone enlighten me?

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  • April 12, 2018 at 9:38 pm
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    I am booked on this for June next year

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  • April 12, 2018 at 10:31 pm
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    PLEASE HELP! My Wife and I want to go on a cruise for my 30th B-Day next year (July). We are trying to decide between this ship and bliss, or even princess and some of the others. Which one should we do!”???

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  • May 2, 2018 at 2:00 pm
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    We are already booked out for 2019. If they are still using Ovation in 2020 for Alaska, we will strongly consider this. Another excellent review!

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  • May 16, 2018 at 2:08 am
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    Thanks for this info! This just might be what we do next summer. I think it is a great choice, plus a year to prepare to go

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  • May 25, 2018 at 3:43 am
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    Wow this cruise ship is Beyond Amazing!!!

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  • June 4, 2018 at 6:39 am
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    Ovulation of the sea

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  • June 6, 2018 at 3:03 pm
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    I am close to booking this ship for next year July. When booking I started to think…. Which side of the ship would be best for an Alaskan cruise from Seattle? Right side? Left? Front? Mid? Back? I’m getting a balcony. Also do I go super high on the ship? Or low? In terms of deck.

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  • June 12, 2018 at 7:55 am
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    We will be travelling on her from Sydney to Hawaii in 2019….very excited, next time to Alaska 🙂

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  • June 12, 2018 at 8:03 am
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    The best review of Ovation I've seen…thanks Jim!

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  • June 24, 2018 at 9:44 pm
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    how much for wifi

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  • June 28, 2018 at 9:08 am
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    I'm going to book an Alaskan Cruise in 2019 and the big debate is the battle of the 2 titans. Royal Caribbean's Ovation Of The Seas versus Norwegian's Bliss. Which do you think is the better choice?

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  • July 2, 2018 at 5:16 am
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    Does anyone know if you can get the menus for the main dining room dinners pre cruise? We want to get reservations for some of the specialty restaurants ahead of time, but we'd prefer to do this on nights when the main dining room isn't serving some of our favorites!

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  • July 10, 2018 at 4:56 am
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    I hope you are right about the internet. Liberty of the Seas touted the amazing internet and we could not connect for 2-3 days of our Caribbean cruise in November 2017!

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  • July 25, 2018 at 1:33 am
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    Great news Jim. This and just finding out NCL is moving Joy to Alaska with Bliss has me pumped for 2020. This year going on Grand Princess Wesrtern Coastal cruise and next year on a Celebrity Infinity Western Mediterranean via Israel. Have you done any Celebrity ships? I've noticed its usually NCL, RCI or CCL reviews. Thanks.

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  • July 27, 2018 at 5:41 pm
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    Is this a paid advert?

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  • July 29, 2018 at 9:44 am
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    The Ovation is an amazing ship! It doesn’t feel overcrowded, it has fantastic venues, great food and plenty to do. Big trick to Ovation along with any Quantum class ship is pre book everything you can to avoid disappointment. She rides well in rough seas but can also be the other extent and be that smooth you have to look out a window to see if you are actually moving!

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  • August 2, 2018 at 4:17 pm
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    I've been to Japan by quantum of the sea
    there are sister cruise
    it has a lot of improvement between quatum& ovation<3
    i hope i could travel alaska with her

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  • August 8, 2018 at 2:56 am
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    Is this ship only going to be in Alaska 2019?? We were planning a 2020 cruise

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  • August 10, 2018 at 2:09 am
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    Does it go to see the glaciers? I've heard only a couple of ships go there. Internet and those video walls on the cheeper inside cabins are what got my interest.

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  • August 15, 2018 at 2:28 am
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    But she doesn't go to Glacier Bay

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  • August 15, 2018 at 3:05 pm
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    best cruise ship for alaska

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  • August 21, 2018 at 10:56 pm
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    I can only imagine how much the tips are. Everyone knows that nothing and I do mean nothing is FREE on a ship. Not even water

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  • August 24, 2018 at 12:09 pm
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    I know about this ship Jim as im in Australia.. also one id like to go on.. so thx for this vid also

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  • August 26, 2018 at 4:29 pm
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    I see that ship on philipines

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  • August 27, 2018 at 7:18 am
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    Hey! Jim Zimmerlin, Royal Caribbean is going making Spectrum Of The Seas! Which is the first Quantum Ultra Class ships! I think you should talk about it since it's hugeee and looks so fun! Plus it's a new ship for china after Norwegian Joy is going to leave for Alaska with Bliss! 😀 By the way I Love your videos! Keep it up!

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  • September 1, 2018 at 5:23 am
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    Nice video Jim but how much does it cost for all the wealth of design?

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  • September 3, 2018 at 5:45 pm
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    Ovulation Of The Seas. Chuckle.

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  • September 3, 2018 at 6:42 pm
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    I went on a Royal Caribbean ship for a weeklong Caribbean cruise. It was really nice! Food was meh for a cruise line, but shows and other amenities were amazing!

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  • September 3, 2018 at 9:45 pm
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    That does look nice! And you’re right about most of the other ships going to Alaska being old – although I think NCL recently added a new one going there.

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  • September 4, 2018 at 4:26 am
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    Enjoying the Ovation of the Sea's solarium on an Alaskan cruise sounds incredible. I'm reading a few conflicting things about who can use it and the age restriction. I thought I read somewhere that only Junior level suites and above could use the solarium. True? Also, is it true that passengers 16 and older can use the solarium? (Assuming it's not limited to junior level suite guests and above.)

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  • September 4, 2018 at 5:21 pm
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    No mention of ammenities for children 🙁

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  • September 9, 2018 at 8:55 pm
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    indeed a good video

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  • September 20, 2018 at 6:37 pm
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    They need a new ship on the Alaska cruise, just got back and the ship we were on was nasty!!!

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  • September 23, 2018 at 10:45 am
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    Y is it alk the nice things are adults only it s pre stupid

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  • October 2, 2018 at 11:32 am
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    We'll be onboard for Alaska in June 2019! WOO HOO!!!

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  • October 12, 2018 at 5:06 pm
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    Hey Jim! Great video. In your opinion, Bliss or Anthem for Alaska 2019? I’ve cruised NCL and RCI and have positive feelings about both. Thanks!

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  • October 13, 2018 at 4:23 am
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    New Subscriber! I was on a real vacation!! Thank you 💟💞😊😎💚

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  • October 15, 2018 at 9:04 pm
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    NICE! I LOVE IT!

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  • October 19, 2018 at 1:26 am
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    Let's see them do the cruise in January!

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  • November 26, 2018 at 12:32 am
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    Excellent video Jim

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  • November 30, 2018 at 4:36 am
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    Just starting planning for our first Alaska Cruise and can’t decide if we should add a land tour. Your thoughts.?

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  • December 8, 2018 at 10:09 pm
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    Doesn't look like it goes to glacier bay?

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  • December 14, 2018 at 10:38 pm
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    I am watching this video on the ovation of the seas right now just got into New Zealand

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  • December 17, 2018 at 6:15 am
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    Bucket list…..there goes probably $ 10K next yr if i can get a ticket. I hope its not just for couples. No kids, please. thanks Jim……good job

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  • December 27, 2018 at 4:28 pm
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    Fantastic ship, thanks for sharing.

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  • January 3, 2019 at 7:31 pm
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    We have the Norwegian Joy booked for June 2019 but we have an opportunity to take the OAS for almost half price from what NCL is costing us. How would you compare the 2? the itineraries are similar

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  • January 4, 2019 at 2:22 pm
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    Im glad that i have an experience to go cruise in ovation of the seas last june 2018

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  • January 5, 2019 at 4:05 am
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    (63 retired female) Thinking of finally seeing Alaska and take an Alaskan Cruise out of LA. I would enjoy the heated pool a day or two, Go Carts, indoor skydiving, and zip lines; like a place with not only outdoor areas, but include temperature controlled enclosed adult only areas with large glass viewing windows to relax; thermal area I would enjoy; I can't drink due to health problems and use a CPAP; I enjoy drinking healthy smoothies and fruit drinks; I am not into small boat rides, water slides, stage acts/singing, may see one show though; I am a foodie…I am rather into great food vs ambience; I enjoy being around well behaved children but have no patience for unruly rude screaming children; not into slot machines, though may spend a max of $10 if bored; not athletic so excisions would have to be doable, love nature walks, love to learn about and see animals in their environment; enjoy seeing peoples' art and crafts; Whale and sea life watching; not into dancing, loud music, snorkeling, or diving; room with a view of the ocean and mountains/glaciers; clean; great friendly service…I am not demanding but do expect courteous professionalism. Which ship do you think would be a better match? Ovation of the Seas? Royal Princess? or ?? Also do you have an Alaskan video of must places to see, things to do, and places to eat that has the best food vs just ambiance at each stop off? I have seen their brochures, but not knowing the area, not sure which cruise to choose. The add on train scenic tour and guided land tours seem interesting too.
    Thank you.

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  • January 5, 2019 at 7:03 pm
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    Thank you! Booking this ship on Monday. Have not sailed on Royal Caribbean before — only Carnival… More tips?

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  • January 13, 2019 at 9:33 pm
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    AWESOME!!!

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  • January 19, 2019 at 5:56 pm
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    Just booked our Alaskan cruise on this ship for August 2019!!

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  • January 25, 2019 at 1:46 pm
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    It is wonderful clip, thank you so much for this clip. Far better than many Alaska cruise. We are going to book this vacation this week after vacation time approve.

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  • January 27, 2019 at 4:00 am
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    Wow

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  • January 31, 2019 at 4:03 pm
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    Ive always wanted to see Alaska but WOW that ship!

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  • February 4, 2019 at 4:13 pm
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    I'm booked for Sept 6th.

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  • February 15, 2019 at 2:25 pm
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    Then Norwegian comes along with the Bliss. I just booked the Ovation for Alaska, can't wait! Thanks again Jim, you helped me avoid the MSC. The Carnival Magic wasn't that great but we have high hopes for Royal. I think we were spoiled by our first cruise with Princess.

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  • February 17, 2019 at 10:59 pm
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    Great video Jim! We're sailing on her in September. Your video is really getting me excited for it! We are checking out the virtual balcony this time. Question: Is it a fixed view or is there an option to change to a different camera view?

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  • February 19, 2019 at 6:57 pm
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    Love this! Booked on the Ovation in September to Alaska!

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  • May 28, 2019 at 1:31 pm
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    Chuck, this was excellenT
    ,

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  • June 2, 2019 at 8:23 pm
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    This is awesome! Thank you! I’m going on this ship this summer and this is making me excited seeing what’s to come!!!

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  • June 13, 2019 at 8:03 pm
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    for anyone who has been on the cruise, what would you say are essential for packing and for clothes?

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  • June 24, 2019 at 9:25 pm
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    Thank you for this upload Jim. I'm going on a northbound Alaskan cruise on the newly renovated Celebrity Millennium next month and I'm so excited. Would you have any info on Celebrity cruises?

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  • June 30, 2019 at 2:36 pm
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    Jim, I want you to know that I have been begging my mother to cruise with me. She went on one once and didn’t seem to care for it much (Carnival Ecstacy). My husband and I have been telling her there are a lot nicer cruises out there. I sent her your video and I believe she is finally sold! Yay! Her response was “wow! That looks very nice!” Just thought I’d share that with you.

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  • July 1, 2019 at 6:48 am
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    thank you going in july

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  • July 2, 2019 at 9:57 pm
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    Just got back from this cruise.. it was my first cruise, I think it was my best trip ever.

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  • July 3, 2019 at 2:30 pm
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    Symphony is better cause bigger

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  • July 3, 2019 at 2:31 pm
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    Was it quantum or anthem

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  • July 4, 2019 at 2:56 pm
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    Hey I did a whole tour of the ship. Check out the video on my channel! https://youtu.be/rWz-IzJBs40

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  • July 9, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    is there milk tea on this cruise

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  • July 17, 2019 at 7:51 pm
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    Just saw your video. I'm booked for next week. My first cruise. You've got me really excited!

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  • July 19, 2019 at 1:40 am
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    why am I watching random cruise videos when I am not going on a cruise

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  • July 21, 2019 at 6:16 pm
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    Wooow what a beautiful ship! I hope it sails around Scandinavia too, I'll definitely go on a cruise on this! 😘

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  • August 16, 2019 at 5:52 pm
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    Just came back from a Ovations Alaska cruise , just perfect!

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  • August 21, 2019 at 3:52 pm
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    Wonderful! Is there a dating service? …pre-arranged with our types? Alaska is my top choice for a finer cruise, I would love the type of sun you get; bright and warm, almost hot even in cold winds. It looks like a good room, even a less pricey one.

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  • August 26, 2019 at 3:24 pm
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    Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahaha
    I love this Mr. Zimmerman.
    TY

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  • August 27, 2019 at 4:48 am
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    But you did not mention the Alaska iteniaries.

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  • September 6, 2019 at 10:02 pm
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    Is all this stuff necessary? I don't need to be entertained by crazy activities 7×24.

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  • September 17, 2019 at 11:24 pm
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    It’s coming home to Australia in November!

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