We first cruised on Oceana in October 2013 and were not that taken by her. We booked our recent cruise as it fitted time off over the Easter period. We didn’t have any expectations and we’re just grateful to be away. Well, 6 years later, we are very much loving Oceana and can’t see what there was to dislike in the first place. We arrived in Malta and were transferred to the port. When we first saw her we were taken by her size and elegance. Embarkation was smooth and we were soon checked in and in the buffet by twelve thirty. She is a beautiful, elegant ship and we did not feel crowed in any area. We always managed to find a seat inside or out. The food was amazing in every dining venue, we ended up eating in the main dining room, buffet, cafe Jardin and of course the beach house. Every single meal was perfect, hot and tasty. There were people complaining about the food (each to their own but I’d like to know what they eat at home as the menus were full and varied. Staff were always more than willing to help and always cheerful. Captain Camby runs a smooth ship, very commendable. We had such a brilliant cruise, good shore times and great excursions. We loved her so much we have booked for October repositioning from Malta to Dubai and cannot wait. Well done to all Only sticking point is Malta airport after disembarkation, all I can say is its an absolute joke the airport cannot cope with the number of people coming through and this needs to be addressed soon!!!

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Oceana Cruise Review by Alyhels

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We first cruised on Oceana in October 2013 and were not that taken by her. We booked our recent cruise as it fitted time off over the Easter period. We didn’t have any expectations and we’re just grateful to be away.

Well, 6 years later, we are very much loving Oceana and can’t see what there was to dislike in the first place.

We arrived in Malta and were transferred to the port. When we first saw her we were taken by her size and elegance.

Embarkation was smooth and we were soon checked in and in the buffet by twelve thirty.

She is a beautiful, elegant ship and we did not feel crowed in any area. We always managed to find a seat inside or out.

The food was amazing in every dining venue, we ended up eating in the main dining room, buffet, cafe Jardin and of course the beach house. Every single meal was perfect, hot and tasty. There were people complaining about the food (each to their own but I’d like to know what they eat at home as the menus were full and varied.

Staff were always more than willing to help and always cheerful.

Captain Camby runs a smooth ship, very commendable.

We had such a brilliant cruise, good shore times and great excursions.

We loved her so much we have booked for October repositioning from Malta to Dubai and cannot wait.

Well done to all

Only sticking point is Malta airport after disembarkation, all I can say is its an absolute joke the airport cannot cope with the number of people coming through and this needs to be addressed soon!!!
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