We wanted to visit Norway again & since this cruise also had some new to us ports we booked it It was round trip Amsterdam which was also a good feature for us We took the cruise only fare & booked our own Bus class seat on Air Canada ..wonderful lie flat seats we managed to actually sleep on the flight Embarkation: We we were in a B cabin so we arrived about 1:00pm minimal line up & we were onboard quickly went to the Terrace for a quick bite to eat amazingly it was not crowded like other embarkation days when our cabins were ready we dropped off the carry on bags then went wandering back to cabin to unpack before muster Muster was quick & painless as usual some people felt the drill was not for them after Muster we headed to Horizons after dropping off our life vests we had our Cruise Critic Meet & Greet A section was roped off with a sign for CC (Thank you Dominique) We had a good turn out I would guess about 50 + people as well as the CD Peter & GM Dominique after that dinner in the Terrace with our TA & a small group of her clients & a surprise guest Mr Bob Binder & his wife were also on the cruise The cruise was very smooth sailing we did have a issue one day one of the life boats had a leak so required us to stay later in port until it was fixed we were a little late getting into the next port but at least we made it there was some doubt the night before whether we would or just have a sea day The Oceania crew came through Food was very good with some hiccups but who is perfect all the time We ate in Red Ginger it was better than the last time we tried it but it was not that good sorry but 3 strikes we are done with Red Ginger For those that say the food there is not spicy enough ..you should have had my Green Curry ..I had no feeling in my mouth for the duration of the meal Oh Well we prefer the GDR any way & we did not starve The scones at tea are still not like they used to be but better than our last cruise The weather was very nice then the heatwave caught up with us in some of the ports It was uncomfortable for me so we did not do too much in those ports ..some we had been to before Overall the cruise was very good & we booked another on onboard (which we rarely do)

Wonderful Norway

Marina Cruise Review by LHT28

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2018
  • Destination: Norwegian Fjords
  • Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom
We wanted to visit Norway again & since this cruise also had some new to us ports we booked it

It was round trip Amsterdam which was also a good feature for us

We took the cruise only fare & booked our own Bus class seat on Air Canada ..wonderful lie flat seats we managed to actually sleep on the flight

Embarkation:

We we were in a B cabin so we arrived about 1:00pm minimal line up & we were onboard quickly went to the Terrace for a quick bite to eat amazingly it was not crowded like other embarkation days

when our cabins were ready we dropped off the carry on bags then went wandering

back to cabin to unpack before muster

Muster was quick & painless as usual some people felt the drill was not for them

after Muster we headed to Horizons after dropping off our life vests

we had our Cruise Critic Meet & Greet

A section was roped off with a sign for CC (Thank you Dominique)

We had a good turn out I would guess about 50 + people as well as the CD Peter & GM Dominique

after that dinner in the Terrace with our TA & a small group of her clients & a surprise guest

Mr Bob Binder & his wife were also on the cruise

The cruise was very smooth sailing we did have a issue one day one of the life boats had a leak so required us to stay later in port until it was fixed

we were a little late getting into the next port but at least we made it there was some doubt the night before whether we would or just have a sea day

The Oceania crew came through

Food was very good with some hiccups but who is perfect all the time

We ate in Red Ginger it was better than the last time we tried it but it was not that good sorry but 3 strikes we are done with Red Ginger

For those that say the food there is not spicy enough ..you should have had my Green Curry ..I had no feeling in my mouth for the duration of the meal

Oh Well we prefer the GDR any way & we did not starve

The scones at tea are still not like they used to be but better than our last cruise

The weather was very nice then the heatwave caught up with us in some of the ports

It was uncomfortable for me so we did not do too much in those ports ..some we had been to before

Overall the cruise was very good & we booked another on onboard (which we rarely do)
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Cabin Review

Verandah Stateroom
Cabin B3 7094
There is some issue with noise from a pump or motor
seems to happen when the ship is at the dock
we suspect the power washer motor in just below the cabin
it was reported to Management to look into
It is OK if you are up & out before 8am
Deck 7 Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins