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Went on OV2 in May, The food was first class, lots of choice, always hot and no queues. always had somewhere to sit. sunbeds no problem and certainly no stomach bugs.
My husband and I have hae just come back from our honeymoon aboard OV2 and we had a marvellous time apart from the unwanted upgrade to a cabin underneath the restaurant! the food is fantastic, the range of food is great, they have the plantation whichis pretty much 24 hrs, the waterfront which serves breakfast & dinner and caters for everyones taste for example the plantation might do a east meets west theme one evening but the waterfront won't so you have the choice, there is also The Bistro - one word AMAZING!!! and La Luna which is also fantastic. You have to pay a cover charge to eat in these but it definitly worth it for a special meal if you are celebrating. There is always somewhere the sit and sun loungers - the worst day where you will have a problem as we did as we didn't know, is the day you spend at sea and the sun deck can be crammed - you aren't supposed to leave you possessions on loungers to claim them and then leave them as they will be removed by staff to main reception to allow others touse the loungers, however this is enforced sporadically so I advise - the say at sea - get up early and get your sun lounger (and i mean early, like 7am early! We had no issues with illness on board. When you check in at the airport you are asked to sign to say you haven't had anything like that or still haven't and when onboard, when you go into the restaurants there are staff members who is stood at each entrance with alcohol rub and EVERONE has to use it. Good job as I used the general toilets and the number of people who didn' wash their hands after using the toilets was shocking - that would be the only thing that would concern me but the OV2 team are well on the ball and the standards of cleanliness and hygiene are excellent. And I used to run a team of cleaners for a national cleaning company so I know about clean!! My advice - have a great time, don't worry too much prior to going as you'll probably not worry about any of this stuff but remember about the day at sea - get up early!! Mrs M .
Went on Ocean Village 2 in June, having already been on Ocean Village 1 on three previous occasions. We also read all of the bad reviews, so will speak as found. Sunbeds, same everywhere, they do get reserved , we found something in the welcome manual which has been referred to as the 30 minute rule, so you could always legitimately complain. Having said this it is really only a problem on sea days. We found that the use of chairs on deck 7 a far better option. Food - you can't please everyone, lets face it some prefer rare steak to well done. We found a good, varied choice in every restaurant. Seating in restaurants... no problem at all. If you do encounter a problem just ask one of the restaurant staff they are only too pleased to clear a table for you. Stomach bugs..can happen anytime. We didn't experience any problem, but we do practice good hygiene standards, which unfortunately can not be said of everyone and it is a well know fact that this is how tummy bugs occur. Best advice we can give ignore all of these bad reviews enjoy the experience for yourself we are sure you will have a great holiday.
I have also read the bad reports and have been worried however when we sailed on OV1 it was fab. We sail tomorrow so fingers crossed!!!
Hope you enjoy.