We have travelled on Ocean Village One twice and decided to give Ocean Village Two a try in June. We also read all of the negative reports and were quite concerned having had such a great time on OV1. Again we had a fantastic time. We are travelling on OV1 again later in the year, because it has the new itinery and have already done the med and carribbean itinery that OV2 now offers. The transatlantic crossing is great fun and you should have a lovely time. We don't think that you have made a wrong decision in choosing Ocean Village for your first cruise. If anything you will be booking your next one as soon as you return. Have fun, and we look forward to reading your review later on in the year.
Stop worrying, your first cruise is often the best cruise. After that you have a standard from which to judge other cruises and you may decide to stick with what you know or change to other styles. But I repeat your first cruise is often the best cruise. You will both enjoy the experience....regards Neil Dow.
We did ov2 maiden voyage and after doing 20+ cruises this was our first self service one but the standard of food, entertainment and staff was first class as this is your first cruise i am sure you will love every aspect of this ship enjoy your cruise!
Ocean village cruises are top of the lot for myself and my wife,We went on one round the MED. last year after my wife had been trying to get me on one for 15 years,It was one of the best holidays ever,so much that we were only home 3 days and i booked again to go round the greek islands this year,and it just got beeter. we're hoping to do the caribbean next October for our 25th Wedding anniversary.Happy Sailing Richard Kitson.01-09-0.
This is our first cruise. We are down to sail on OV2 on 30th October 2007 starting at Palma and returning from the Carrabean. There are 10 stops, 10 countries.
What is the best way to sort out our cash? we dont want to take 10 different currencies. Is there a set-up on the ship? Or do we take Travellers cheques? All advise gratefully appreciated.
We have been on OV1 and loved it. Some people only like Formal cruises, or cruises where the evening meals are all waiter service and can therefore be negative about Ocean Village.
We have done lots of cruises both formal and semi formal with P+O, NCL and Royal Caribbean all of which have waiter service and can honestly say that we would book Ocean Village again without any hesitation.
We tend to choose our cruises not so much by cruise line but by the itinery, we have already booked a Princess cruise for 2008 and are also looking at Ocean Village for a holiday with some friends who are new to cruising.
To celebrate your special occasions pay the supplement on board to book a table in The Bistro ( it has waiter service ), we did this for our anniversary and it was worth every penny, they also gave us a voucher to eat there again at a discounted rate.
The pizzas in La luna ( lunch time )were excellent, in fact I would say they were the best we have had on a cruise ship. Also the spa on Ocean Village 2 is one of the best on any cruise ship.
Ignore the negative reviews and have a great time, I am sure that you will be pleasently surprised at the standard of the cruise.
Don't worry! You will have a great time. OV is exactly as it "says on the tin", no more and no less. Only complaint is the cost of shore excursions so do your own thing - it's easy. Best value by far is La Luna. A fantastic dining experience for minimal additional cos.
Hi We sailed for 15 days on 31st July with OV2 we had a fantastic time. The cabin we had was on deck 6 with an outside window and was lovely spotless and big. The food was amazing and so much choice. I was really worried about all the negative reviews before I went but after 10 min on board realised that you cannot please everyone and some people will have a moan about anything. I had a trip to the spa and had a wonderful massage. Just go and enjoy youself there is so much to do and the staff cannot do enough for you. I wish it was me on the cruise. Lindse.
Hi there we 2 my husband and myself are going on the ov2 next week and feel the same way you do, also celebrating 40/50 birthdays i will write a review when we come back if i can find this web site again!! if not email me your email address and i will tell you all about our trip mandyfrimley'aol.co.
Hi, I sailed with OV2 from 18th September for a week and had a fantastic time. Just before we went I too read the reviews and felt the same as you, it was my boyfriends first cruise and I was terrified that we would have spent all that money for a 2nd rate holiday. However from the moment we stepped on board we felt at home, all the staff are so friendly, the food was lovely and the entertainment was great. Hoping to do another OV cruise next year. Hope you have a great time, lookng forward to hearing your views.
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