1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2017
Itinerary - Cuba was fantastic! The service was by far the worst I have ever experienced on any cruise. Too much to say, but a few points can summarize: 1 - when we entered our cabin & began to put our clothes away, the drawers ... Read More
Itinerary - Cuba was fantastic! The service was by far the worst I have ever experienced on any cruise. Too much to say, but a few points can summarize: 1 - when we entered our cabin & began to put our clothes away, the drawers still had the prior passengers' things in them. And their chocolates & a dirty napkin were on the nightstand. What an awful way to start - STILL waiting for some kind of apology. 2 - in a Penthouse, there never should be a need to ask for toilet paper! 3 - when sandwiches were served at tea, the supposed egg sandwich had shrimp in it. VERY DANGEROUS for one with a shellfish allergy. The Dining Room person blamed it on the chef not telling them he added shrimp, but the chef claimed he told them. Again - no apology. 4 - Our room stewardess said to us, after we unpacked our luggage "YOU can put your bags under the bed." One of many examples of us being asked to do something that would normally be done by staff. 5 - Information about the Private Island was different depending on who you got information from. The right hand didn't seem to know what the left hand was doing. 5 - Best food at Sea! Read Less
Sail Date: March 2017
This cruise was chosen because of Cuba. Havana was quite interesting. I was told that the food was supposed to be exceptional. Not true. The hightlight of the cruise, besides Havana, was dining at La Reserve and also the cooking classes ... Read More
This cruise was chosen because of Cuba. Havana was quite interesting. I was told that the food was supposed to be exceptional. Not true. The hightlight of the cruise, besides Havana, was dining at La Reserve and also the cooking classes and the chef/teacher. The entertainment was below average with exception of Danny Abrams. The best speialty restaurant is the Red Dragon. The food at The Grille was tasteless. All of the service was excellent. Because Cuba is a new destination, kinks have to worked out with the excursions. Also, the majority of the cruisers are quite mature and were unaware of how challenging some of the excursiona were. The cabin was quite comfortable with a nicely appointed bathroom. Thought I would fall in love with Oceania, but that did not happen. Would not choose Oceania over another cruise line. The destination representatives were overwhelmed with all of the Havana changes. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2017
The March 21st Marina sailing was overall very good. ! The cruise overall was as usual with Oceania very enjoyable with lots of great dining! I only have four negative comments. First and most offensive was the Asst. Cruise Director ... Read More
The March 21st Marina sailing was overall very good. ! The cruise overall was as usual with Oceania very enjoyable with lots of great dining! I only have four negative comments. First and most offensive was the Asst. Cruise Director who was rude and inappropriate in dealing with guests. He has a mistakenly very high opinion of self, but does not belong on Oceania, maybe a Carnival three day Bahama cruise! Second, if you purchase transfers from Oceania and arrive on a red eye flight, the last thing you want is a city tour of Miami!!! Never transfers again since the bus transfer to the port on disembarkation was a chaotic mess at the Miami airport plus a three hour wait for the flight arranged by Oceania! Third, two of the ship shore excursions in Havana overlapped the same sights, and were of marginal quality. Fourth, the service and food quality in Toscana on the Marina needs help! On the Regatta, it was excellent! Our cabin steward for #10085, Cristine, was friendly and outstanding! Our waiter in Jacques, Juan from Guatemala was outstanding! All of the dining in Red Ginger, Polo, Grand Dining Room, Terrace Grill was outstanding with great service and food! The Waves Grill food is good, but the smoothie/ice cream section is too small for personnel and many needed more assistance and training. The personnel overall in the Terrace Grill were attentive and well trained. Also, the afternoon tea in Horizons lounge was very nice as usual on Oceania. I would also like to compliment the young lady from Germany who worked as the hostess in the 9th deck Concierge Lounge! She was very helpful and friendly to guests! Although this was just our second cruise with Oceania, we hope to do many more. Most od our prior cruising had been with HAL, but their overall service and food quality has seemed to have lost quality! We are looking forward to more Oceania cruises! Read Less
Sail Date: March 2017
We chose this cruise for a return visit to Havana, having been there in 1980 on a Russian ship which sailed from Tampa. Many improvements to Cuba since then! Everything went perfectly on the cruise. Food and service were stupendous ... Read More
We chose this cruise for a return visit to Havana, having been there in 1980 on a Russian ship which sailed from Tampa. Many improvements to Cuba since then! Everything went perfectly on the cruise. Food and service were stupendous and weather was terrific! I only wish Oceania did more than one show a night. 9:30 pm is just too late for me!!! I ate my weight in crab claws, which were on the buffet every night, and, is, quite frankly, part of the reason I will pay the high per diem for this line. That and the lobster!!! LOL!! It is our second trip on Oceania. We will be sailing them next May on the transatlantic. We had a concierge cabin which was adequate, but nowhere near as nice as the penthouse rooms. Although when I compared my pics to my earlier cruise, I noticed the bathroom was identical in both categories!!! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2017
The ship and amenities are gorgeous. The food is certainly on par with the level of excellence that Oceania offers, however, there were 2 items that drove me crazy which will be the deciding factor when booking my next cruise. First: ... Read More
The ship and amenities are gorgeous. The food is certainly on par with the level of excellence that Oceania offers, however, there were 2 items that drove me crazy which will be the deciding factor when booking my next cruise. First: Iron's and ironing boards are not allowed in the staterooms - for security reasons. I'm in my 50's and don't think that I'm at risk of a security breach or any safety issues while pressing a shirt. The ship has a laundry room on each deck, but who wants to use those to press one's drawers?? Second: All staterooms are equipped with blow dryers, however, you can not use them in the bathroom. Again, for security reasons. They must be used at the desk in the suite. I don't want to blow my hair dry at the desk. I want to blow it dry in the bathroom. It's not an unusual or unrealistic request. So even though it was a lovely trip, I'll think twice about booking again on a Oceania Cruise and will opt for another ship that doesn't see me as a security risk while holding a blow dryer. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2017
Love Oceania cruises! We were looking for a relaxing low-stress cruise/vacation and picked this one because it fit with our schedule. No idea that we were going to Cuba but super excited that we did! Advice to those going to ... Read More
Love Oceania cruises! We were looking for a relaxing low-stress cruise/vacation and picked this one because it fit with our schedule. No idea that we were going to Cuba but super excited that we did! Advice to those going to Cuba--research the Cuban history. We wished that we were more informed on their modern history to understand the context for where they are today. Other stops were good but found the abundance of other cruise ships at Costa Maya and Belize overwhelming. The Marina is a nice ship. We stayed on a concierge floor with a balcony. Access to the concierge was good for early morning coffee and mid-afternoon snacks. Laundry facilities to help avoid overpacking. Food was really good (I gained seven pounds-ugh) and my husband didn't get tired of it. We ate at two of the specialty restaurants--Polo Grill and Toscana--as well as the Grand Dining Room, Terraces (Buffet) and Waves (grill). All had a good variety of food and we enjoyed it very much. Spent a lot of time in the pool area and the deck stewards took good care of us. This ship also has a library which is very convenient for readers like me. Other nooks and crannies outside to curl up with a book if you don't want to stay right by the pool. Port and shore excursions met our needs. Of special note was an all-day trip to the Vinales Valley in Cuba and snorkeling in Grand Cayman. We will go on Oceania again! Read Less
Sail Date: March 2017
We chose this cruise because we had previously cruised on Oceania last July to the Baltic countries and loved the service, food, accommodations, and ports of call. When Oceania announced this cruise out of Miami that included Cuba, we ... Read More
We chose this cruise because we had previously cruised on Oceania last July to the Baltic countries and loved the service, food, accommodations, and ports of call. When Oceania announced this cruise out of Miami that included Cuba, we jumped at the chance to " get on board." We thoroughly enjoyed our 10 days with Marina. We had guests with us who had never cruised before so we wanted them to get a taste of excellent dining and service with Oceania. One of our best Oceania excursions was a day long round trip to Vinales, Cuba. We had air-conditioned buses with bathroom, and guide who spoke both English and French. It was our favorite excursion of our entire cruise. It gave us a taste of the countryside away from Havana--- beautiful! Our least favorite port was Grand Cayman. There were 5 cruise ships in port that day so it was crowded everywhere. Our excursion with Oceania to stingray city and snorkel was a huge disappointment. Having been in Grand Cayman twice before, we expected to have a small group of about 12 people on a boat to interact with the stingrays and then spend time snorkeling in a different area to see coral and beautiful fish. Instead there were about 50 people on our boat to stingray city which was overcrowded already with so many boats. We saw 1-2 stingrays and were told to put on our snorkel gear to see them better-- that's it!!!! Not worth the trip or $ for the excursion. ( stick with the private excursions for this.) I would recommend that Oceania drops Grand Cayman from their ports of call. It's just too commercialized and not worth getting off the ship! Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2017
We chose this cruise for a birthday celebration. It was mostly great, but food service at times wasn't. Oceania's Marina was making a stop in Havana, Cuba. We couldn't resist. The ship is beautiful. Our cabin, 9080, was kept ... Read More
We chose this cruise for a birthday celebration. It was mostly great, but food service at times wasn't. Oceania's Marina was making a stop in Havana, Cuba. We couldn't resist. The ship is beautiful. Our cabin, 9080, was kept clean and neat by the attendant. Never had to ask for ice. It just magically appeared. Embarkation went smoothly but disembarkation took a little longer. There was an excellent choice of food at the restaurants. We were not happy with the very slow service in Polo. We came in at 6:30 pm and walked out at 8 pm without finishing dinner.We are early diners and couldn't handle the long waits.There are 4 specialty restaurants, the Terrace Cafe and the Grand Dining Room. We enjoyed the service from Roy so much that we asked for him each time. We enjoyed the 4 o'clock tea in Horizons. We didn't always make it there but looked forward to going. We did not make it to the evening shows but others said they were enjoyable. We cruise a lot on RCL and I was surprised at how pleasant most of my fellow cruisers were. There are no children's programs but there were children on the cruise. One woman had a toddler in a stroller. As I mentioned earlier, the service on board is unlike any I've had lately.Everyone is so helpful! Our first port of call was Havana. Six of us hired a guide for the two days. Traveling around in the old cars was amazing. We did a walking tour and then visited some very interesting sights, among them Fusterlandia.The other Caribbean ports were Guatemala, Grand Cayman, a private beach in Belize and a Mexican stop. I can't remember the name. The usual tourist attractions. Havest Caye, the beach stop in Belize is new. Finished in Nov. it has a beach, a pool, shops and active attractions. I would highly recommend this cruise to anyone heading to the Caribbean! Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2017
My wife and I booked this cruise several months earlier based on the itinerary and facilities then advertised. About a couple of weeks before our departure we found that two of the ports had been eliminated from the itinerary so that they ... Read More
My wife and I booked this cruise several months earlier based on the itinerary and facilities then advertised. About a couple of weeks before our departure we found that two of the ports had been eliminated from the itinerary so that they could replaced one new port. The two eliminated ports, both of which we had never seem, were one of the reasons we choose this cruise. To add insult to injury the told us we had to pay an additional fee of $100.00 each to visit the new port. The next disappointment was to find that a thermal pool advertised as being on this ship was in fact not present. This again was one of the reasons we booked this cruise as we are in our early 80's and reqiure this type of theropy. Finally we found access to their speciality resturants was very limited. Needless to say, we were very disappointed with our cruise experiance of this Oceania Marina ship. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2017
We were very surprised by the amount of motion that this ship exhibits when under way. On two of the four sea days, it was difficult sleeping overnight due to the sometimes abrupt motion. We have sailed on other ships the same size or ... Read More
We were very surprised by the amount of motion that this ship exhibits when under way. On two of the four sea days, it was difficult sleeping overnight due to the sometimes abrupt motion. We have sailed on other ships the same size or smaller and never experienced any thing close to the motion we had all day and night when at sea. You will not need to drink much alcohol when at sea because you will feel and walk as if tipsy as hell. CEO Frank Del Rio should have spent more money on motion stabilizers and a lot less on artwork. For a cruise line that bills itself as a "foodie" establishment, it is hysterical that Oceania only delivers coffee to your table in one of three conditions: bitter, lukewarm or not at all. It was a daily fight to get coffee that was more than 95F degrees or more than 3 ounces at a time. Getting a refill was akin to winning the lottery. Attention to detail and efficiency are apparently unknown concepts aboard the Marina. The list of examples would be laborious, but as a starting point, one would expect that the casino, when operating, would have an attendant nearby should one of the slot machines malfunction. Or that one should be able to dine in the main dining salon in something less than 90 mins if desired. Or that the "preliminary" final bill, delivered ~30 hrs before disembarkation, would include the gratuity charges, but that ~16% charge does not hit the statement until right before you disembark. I imagine some passengers are quite flabbergasted when, after seeing a positive credit on their shipboard account, go and spend lavishly in the onboard shops only to find the bitter truth the next morning. Oceania has difficulty understanding the concept of customer care. They are, at times, very high-handed and arrogant in their communications, esp when their VP of Guest Relations, Carlos Ortega, is involved. Other times, they appear to clearly not know what they are doing or how to do it well. Summary: despite the above and the definite need for improvement, we would sail Oceania Marina again as long as the price is a reasonable value, which seems only to be the case when there is an abundance of unsold rooms close to the launch date. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2017
We had sailed on this ship before in the Mediterranean and had enjoyed the experience and would go to this area again with them. However there are some things that need tweaking. The excursions that we booked from the ship were not ... Read More
We had sailed on this ship before in the Mediterranean and had enjoyed the experience and would go to this area again with them. However there are some things that need tweaking. The excursions that we booked from the ship were not well planned at all or good value. The itinerary was changed before we left to add Cuba (where we had not wanted to visit) and took away two other ports of call we had wanted to visit giving us an extra sea day which I did not appreciate. In retrospect we should have taken the ship board credit offered and not the excursions. The destinations desk was not interested in our negative comments. The entertainment second rate apart from a wonderful violinist Amy Lee and a singer who performed her first solo debut The specialty restaurants are excellent and we enjoyed all of them. The buffet for dinner very good - serving lobster and steak and fish cooked to order. The dress code is country club casual so no formal nights which makes packing easier. Laundromat available Disembarkation very orderly and we got off the ship in a timely manner. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2017
Have been on lots of lines. Wanted something with upscale dining. The itinerary was not important but the characteristics of the ship were very important. I think I liked best (after the cuisine) was what the ship did not have. It did not ... Read More
Have been on lots of lines. Wanted something with upscale dining. The itinerary was not important but the characteristics of the ship were very important. I think I liked best (after the cuisine) was what the ship did not have. It did not have photographers in your face. It did not have the Captain's Welcome Aboard with the cheap gin and wine. Forgive me but it did not have children. It did not have the deck games and ice carving. It did not have a huge casino. I could probably think of more. Anyway, it did have: excellent food, superior service, a beautiful decor, passengers with some sophistication and wide travel experience. I was not crazy about the cruise stops. Grand Cayman is Grand Cayman. The two Mexico stops (Cozomel and Costa Maya) were pseudo Mexico and did not offer very much. Guatamala was pretty good and in fact I did not buy a ship tour but rather one on shore (Happyfish) and it was quite good and a lot of fun. I was very disappointed in the visit to 'Belize'. It was simply a stop at an island created for the cruise ships. You could only get to the mainland (which was only 3 miles away) if you bought a ship tour. There was a small village that might have been visited if you could get there. You could not. I had a enthouse on deck 11. Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2017
We have been on 10 cruises and many other cruise lines but this is the best one! We chose this cruise for the ports and easy to get to from Colorado without a long commute. We love the fact that it is mostly a well traveled sophisticated ... Read More
We have been on 10 cruises and many other cruise lines but this is the best one! We chose this cruise for the ports and easy to get to from Colorado without a long commute. We love the fact that it is mostly a well traveled sophisticated interesting senior crowd with no kids and no art auction or someone always trying to promote items on the ship, no smoking, no picture ops and loud music or games around the pool, etc. etc. We love the sun and beaches and are not much for snorkeling, ships tours or dolphin tours and just wanted to be in luxury and relax. Indeed it was just that .... Last year during the same week, we went on the sister ship - the Riviera to the Eastern Caribbean. We encountered the Norovirus on board - not fun and decided to try it again and so glad we did. The embarkation was quick and we just walked right on board about noon, had a nice buffet lunch in Terrace and our luggage came right away. always available. We made our reservations at the restaurants for 6:30 before we cruised and it was the best time as it was not crowded. We ate almost all meals outside at the Terrace and chose not to be in the dining room. Our favorites were the grilled lobster and lamp chops and there was plenty of selection of wonderful food on We loved all the restaurants, our favorite this time was Polo due to my two servings of Key Lime Pie and the Filet. Each day was another adventure and we chose to get our own guide on Roatan and then go to the beaches via taxi. Belize was gorgeous at Harvest Key as the cruise line owns the island and it was just built like a Disneyland for cruise ships. Again, we had the whole island to ourselves. With the exception of Cozumel, we were the only ship in town and there were no crowds. We loved the Broadway type production shows and especially Alexis and Caleb and had no complaints. Some of the tours are rather expensive, so do your research and you can do it on your own. 10 days was perfect. Others told us they booked an around the world for 180 days so they must really love to cruise on Oceana Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2017
Oceania...met and exceeded all expectations!!!...In everyway ...They did not miss a beat...the specialty restaurants were all fantastic....the food and presentations were consistently well done....our aft penthouse suite with wrap around ... Read More
Oceania...met and exceeded all expectations!!!...In everyway ...They did not miss a beat...the specialty restaurants were all fantastic....the food and presentations were consistently well done....our aft penthouse suite with wrap around deck was just spectacular !!. very quiet ...it was so peaceful....best view at each port for both docking and sail away...breathtaking pictures !!!...pool area never over crowded ...all staff on ship were always pleasant and willing to go the extra to make sure you were taken care of...on that note I must comment that our butler Melvyn and Natalia suite maintenance were just a pleasure.... were always there to take care of anything we asked.....they both went above and beyond...I am writing Oceania direct to compliment their commitment !!.they both put an extraordinary beautiful cruise to another level!! ..the 10 days itinerary was just right...couple of sea days blended with some nice stops we have not been to....this will not be our last cruise with Oceania !!!....Their commitment to an all round wonderful cruise experience should be commended!!! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: February 2017
We actually were moved over on this cruise and offered an Oceania suite. It was a once in a lifetime experience for us. We usually get concierge balcony. It was top notch . All the bottles of wine and alcohol, fruit basket and canapés ... Read More
We actually were moved over on this cruise and offered an Oceania suite. It was a once in a lifetime experience for us. We usually get concierge balcony. It was top notch . All the bottles of wine and alcohol, fruit basket and canapés everyday. The best was being served dinner by the butler from one of the specialty restaurants My husband had a bad cold and he really wanted some Vicks, not available in gift shop or a port. Our butler showed up with a jar later that night Food as always on Oceania was very good in the dining room and the cafe. I liked that even in the cafe you are served on white tablecloths and staff is dressed in dinner jackets for dinner. The staff always went out of their way to help us. Liked the artist gallery and the cooking classes. There was also lectures everyday on our ports and history Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2017
We took at PH1. Never again. Will spend the extra couple of $ and book a PH2. There was some noise from the 12th deck, kitchen or something that was a bit annoying, but livable. Room was immaculate and room staff and butler super. ... Read More
We took at PH1. Never again. Will spend the extra couple of $ and book a PH2. There was some noise from the 12th deck, kitchen or something that was a bit annoying, but livable. Room was immaculate and room staff and butler super. Specialty restaurants are always great. We also love the Cafe, particularly sitting in the back--last night with sunset was beyond words. We never eat in the dining room. Loved Harvest Cay and I hope they keep the small resort in good order. We loved just chilling so much that we plan on doing it again next year--doesn't matter where we go. Agree with other comments about entertainment...Oceania is not known for its entertainment. That said the comedian/magician was GREAT. We don't book Oceania for its entertainment, we book it for where it goes, its service, its wonderful culinary school and its restaurants. I never give excellent on any reviews...and Oceania is about as good as it gets for the $. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2017
We were looking for a way to celebrate a special occasion, something that would be a notch above other cruises we have taken. This one leaves out of Miami and made it more appealing because we didn't have to fly. For starters ... Read More
We were looking for a way to celebrate a special occasion, something that would be a notch above other cruises we have taken. This one leaves out of Miami and made it more appealing because we didn't have to fly. For starters embarking was so much easier than other cruises, and disembarking was surprisingly fast, orderly and accurate for the time requested. The boat was beautiful and immaculate. Without exception, the crew was attentive and friendly. Food was excellent. We ate in all the specialty restaurants and and enjoyed Red Ginger the best, right down to the Hibiscus tea! Our least favorite was Polo, the steakhouse. Although the meat was quite good, the salad was warm, and the spinach side dish was not to our liking. The granny smith apple crumb pie was tasteless. We had an amazing table, though , at a windowed wall where we watched the sun set. The biggest dining surprise was the Terrace Cafe where an amazing variety of food was served, buffet style. At night we enjoyed lobster tails, baby lamb chops, steak and many other dishes. The ports were beautiful, and beautiful beach and water activities were the main attractions, followed by exploring the ruins. The fitness center had a variety of equipment and was spotless as was the entire boat. The added plus was a refrigerated beverage hold which contained energy drinks as well as water. We hope to take another trip with Oceania. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2017
We were ready to something different and upscale. We had taken many cruises on Celebrity, usually with friends , and had become a bit dissatisfied as the years went by. Have other long time Celebrity cruisers noticed the change? Oceania ... Read More
We were ready to something different and upscale. We had taken many cruises on Celebrity, usually with friends , and had become a bit dissatisfied as the years went by. Have other long time Celebrity cruisers noticed the change? Oceania has some of the old Renaissance R ships which we had been on in Europe in year 2000 and enjoyed. We wondered exactly what an "upscale " cruise would do to earn that claim and we were pleasantly surprised and satisfied with what we discovered. Embarkation and disembark were the best ever and we have cruised a lot. Food was excellent, especially for vegetarian at dinner. Service in all restaurants outstanding in every way. Lunch service particularly nice at the buffet on deck 12 very nice, table clothes, tables set, no cattle call feel. Ship never felt crowded, very nice. Entertainment and shows very good with one exception. Based on one cruise we can certainly recommend Oceania! Read Less
Sail Date: February 2017
We travel with three other couples four of us were on Deck 9 and two others were on deck 7. The Internet was better than the last time I cruised on the Marina. The Marina also has a Laundromat. There is only one entertainment show a day ... Read More
We travel with three other couples four of us were on Deck 9 and two others were on deck 7. The Internet was better than the last time I cruised on the Marina. The Marina also has a Laundromat. There is only one entertainment show a day in the evening. We missed some of the entertainment because of late reservation in the specialty dining rooms. The Port of Call to Grand Cayman was canceled because of rough seas. We had an extra sea day because of the change in the itinerary. There is entertainment through out the days in some of the public rooms. The main dining room has opening sitting for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The buffet on Deck 12 serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and has extended hours. Room service is available 24 hours per day. There is free bottle water and soft drinks in the rooms and some public areas of the ship. There is no movie theater but there is an extensive list of DVD available. The Television has some business channels and major news channels. The port visits getting on and off the ship was orderly. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2017
The food was great. Favorite restaurants were Toscana and Jacques. A little disappointed in Polo. The dinner buffet was excellent as were the breakfast and lunch buffets. Service was impeccable throughout the ship. Entertainment ... Read More
The food was great. Favorite restaurants were Toscana and Jacques. A little disappointed in Polo. The dinner buffet was excellent as were the breakfast and lunch buffets. Service was impeccable throughout the ship. Entertainment was good but far from great. The cabin was more than ample but it is showing signs of age. I could do with a larger stall shower in lieu of the bathtub. Afternoon tea is delightful. Honduras and Guatemala ports visited were not terribly interesting. The only good thing was that right at the pier they have some very nice facilities for shopping and the like. I would also have liked to see more in the way of interesting and informative lectures and discussions regarding current topical issues. The lighting in the bathroom is poor and could be improved upon. I did not like the fact that it is very difficult to make dinning reservations in the specialty restaurants once you have made the initial four reservations. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2017
We chose this cruise for the itinerary and the time of year. Also it was our first time with Oceania. Our cabin was an oversized Balcony Stateroom. Our balcony was twice the size of the others. Our stateroom was beautiful and the bed and ... Read More
We chose this cruise for the itinerary and the time of year. Also it was our first time with Oceania. Our cabin was an oversized Balcony Stateroom. Our balcony was twice the size of the others. Our stateroom was beautiful and the bed and linens devine. The bathroom was the biggest we have ever had at sea with a tub/shower combo and a stand up shower with a rain head. Really wonderful accommodations. The food was the best at sea for us. We enjoyed all the specialty dining and the grand dining room. The buffet was OK but always crowded. The entertainment was OK. The bar staff did not listen well to our orders of martini's in Martini's young. We finally got our martini right the first time on our last night. Also we found the drinks to be outrageously expensive. The highest by two times of our other cruises. Finally, we chose the O-life choice package which included air and paid for a hotel the night prior to our cruise. We were VERY dissatisfied with the air arrangements. Oceania presents itself as a high end experience but the air does not follow through. We had a red eye flight all night and arrived in the morning to our hotel which we could NOT check into until late afternoon. The bus just dropped us off and that was it. I would NEVER book air through the cruise line again. There were plenty of flights we could have taken to arrive there without not sleeping all night. Overall a good time was had but don't think the value is that great. Not sure if we will cruise Oceania again. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2017
We wanted to give Oceania another chance and so glad we did. Our first cruise with them was to Alaska last year...not their fault, but the weather was horrid. So that made the cruise not so fun! BUT this time our weather to the ... Read More
We wanted to give Oceania another chance and so glad we did. Our first cruise with them was to Alaska last year...not their fault, but the weather was horrid. So that made the cruise not so fun! BUT this time our weather to the Caribbean was perfect! We went on the Marina this time...a bit larger than the Regatta. Both ships were excellent. We were offered an upgrade which we did take and very happy with our "new" cabin. The food was outstanding with 4 great specialty restaurants...Jacques was my favorite!!! But the buffet was so good too. Had way too many lunches at Waves, but who wouldn't eat lobster and filet EVERY day:) The main dining room was excellent too. Lots of great bars throughout the ship. Wonderful coffee bar too!!!Didn't take any land excursions, but spent a great time exploring on our own. We liked this cruise so much that we booked a Baltic cruise for 2018!!!! Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2017
Our 7th cruise with Oceania, first on Marina, so we really like the offer. First cruise since the Norwegian take over. Enjoyable cruise overall, although very late embarkation and hygiene 'lockdown' for the first couple of ... Read More
Our 7th cruise with Oceania, first on Marina, so we really like the offer. First cruise since the Norwegian take over. Enjoyable cruise overall, although very late embarkation and hygiene 'lockdown' for the first couple of days, coupled with heavy seas and loss of first port completely did not get us off to a good start. The ship is beautiful and well maintained with nice staterooms, bathrooms and public areas. Nice pool deck and loungers too, and plenty of space. Air con in public areas varied from OK to freezing (Horizon Lounge). Internet is still flaky, so no change there! Food offering and service overall on this ship was variable, some very good, some not so good. A notch down on our previous Oceania experiences, with sometimes cold food, sometimes slow or indifferent service, some tough steaks, mediocre burgers, and poor fish (to be fair they've never been great at fish!). Not a disaster, but lacking the consistency we have come to expect. Terrace Cafe still to a very high standard, especially the breakfast offer, afternoon tea good too. Bar service and drinks mostly good. Hotel management were notable by their absence and lack of interaction or involvement with customers, and our feeling was that this ship seemed 'unmanaged' compared with previous Oceania ships. Our stateroom steward and assistant were of a high standard, with excellent housekeeping, and the comfort of the bed and linens as good as ever. Whilst entertainment has never been Oceania's highlight, the cruise director and entertainment shows were particularly poor this time. Barely any alternative music offering between 8pm and 10.30pm for those who didn't want to watch the very mediocre shows. We always felt Oceania were a notch above the competition, but they had certainly lost some of their edge this time. Main Dining Room food and service experience on a 'cheaper' recent Celebrity cruise was actually better, which surprised us. Still enjoyable, at a sensible price, but not worth a premium this time. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: January 2017
Itinerary.we like Oceania a lot. Cruised on four of their ships and they all have their pluses and minuses. The Regatta and Nautica which are smaller have less amenities and fewer food venues,but obviously are easier to navigate. Just off ... Read More
Itinerary.we like Oceania a lot. Cruised on four of their ships and they all have their pluses and minuses. The Regatta and Nautica which are smaller have less amenities and fewer food venues,but obviously are easier to navigate. Just off the Marinia Seaswept Brezzes to Western Caribbean. We loved the speciality restaurants which are no extra cost( hello Celebrity) but you must have a reservation.Also, in a PH you can order from them to be served in your cabin,nice.cons, well maybe engineers are too picky but missing screws,broken frames.. show me that She is in need of a refit.On the bigger ,Riveria and Marina the rooms are very nice and bathrooms have a tub and separate shower.For us the Shows are too late beginning at 9:30 and after excursions and dinner many Seniors are to tired to attend.The Terrace buffet always had many choices and is served by friendly crew. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: January 2017
Suite was comfortable and relaxing, plus the extra services go a long way to increasing the overall enjoyment of the ship. The ship's size makes moving around easy and quick, with no crowded areas. Most everything was as expected. ... Read More
Suite was comfortable and relaxing, plus the extra services go a long way to increasing the overall enjoyment of the ship. The ship's size makes moving around easy and quick, with no crowded areas. Most everything was as expected. Main dining room service is getting better from last time aboard. Entertainment was also better - but needed a comedian for a little punch. Accommodations are outstanding, plus the crew is generally helpful and good natured. It is obvious they like working on board. The only serious complaint is about the internet services: it was as bad as I remember from the last cruise. What is the value to the customer if the system cannot handle the potential number of people trying to get on-line, and issues a message that too many people are trying to access the internet, so try back later? How does marketing a poorly working service benefit the customer or the company? Read Less
Marina Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.5 4.5
Dining 4.5 4.5
Entertainment 3.0 3.1
Public Rooms 5.0 4.6
Fitness Recreation 4.0 4.0
Family 1.0 4.0
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.1
Enrichment 5.0 3.6
Service 4.0 4.5
Value For Money 4.0 3.8
Rates 4.0 3.9

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