We chose this cruise to experience the Suez Canal and Dubai. To celebrate our anniversary and my birthday. We had a balcony cabin on deck 9 which was a good size with ample storage, and lots of mirrors. Take an extension lead as there was only one British socket which was on the far side of the dressing table. The bathroom was tiny and you need to dry off in the shower, which only had over head shower. Room was quite dated and very small TV, good selection of channels. Balcony was dated as it is an old ship, but I would recommend having one if you enjoy time on your own. For breakfast we preferred to eat in cafe Jardin on deck 8 top of the atrium, limited choice but served to you and quiet. There are only 2 speciality restaurants for evening dining one is the beach house which is part of horizon buffet in the evening. If you are hoping to dine on your own on a table for 2 without overhearing conversations within arms reach this is not the ship for you. Tables for 2 in both set dinning 6.30 and 8.30 and freedom dining 6pm til 9.30pm are very limited. We were in freedom dining on deck 5 the only evening we were seated imidiately was when we went at 5.40pm every other evening we were given a pager and sat in the bar on deck 8 for 10 to 50 min waiting for our table for 2, if we would have been happy to share a table then most likely we would have been seated straight away. The food and service was usually excellent. The entertainment was also excellent but limited seating so get in the venue early. Sauna and steam rooms are in the changing rooms so no joint male/female one. Quiet area on deck 14 at back of the ship was our favourite place to spend sea days, 3 jacuzzis and a pool.

Small friendly great staff but no romantic areas.

Oceana Cruise Review by Gramnkay

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2019
  • Destination: Middle East
  • Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom with Shower
We chose this cruise to experience the Suez Canal and Dubai.

To celebrate our anniversary and my birthday.

We had a balcony cabin on deck 9 which was a good size with ample storage, and lots of mirrors.

Take an extension lead as there was only one British socket which was on the far side of the dressing table.

The bathroom was tiny and you need to dry off in the shower, which only had over head shower.

Room was quite dated and very small TV, good selection of channels.

Balcony was dated as it is an old ship, but I would recommend having one if you enjoy time on your own.

For breakfast we preferred to eat in cafe Jardin on deck 8 top of the atrium, limited choice but served to you and quiet.

There are only 2 speciality restaurants for evening dining one is the beach house which is part of horizon buffet in the evening.

If you are hoping to dine on your own on a table for 2 without overhearing conversations within arms reach this is not the ship for you.

Tables for 2 in both set dinning 6.30 and 8.30 and freedom dining 6pm til 9.30pm are very limited.

We were in freedom dining on deck 5 the only evening we were seated imidiately was when we went at 5.40pm every other evening we were given a pager and sat in the bar on deck 8 for 10 to 50 min waiting for our table for 2, if we would have been happy to share a table then most likely we would have been seated straight away.

The food and service was usually excellent.

The entertainment was also excellent but limited seating so get in the venue early.

Sauna and steam rooms are in the changing rooms so no joint male/female one.

Quiet area on deck 14 at back of the ship was our favourite place to spend sea days, 3 jacuzzis and a pool.
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