We booked on this cruise long before the news of Oriana's sale broke, because Svalbard was on the destination list. The cruise itself was blessed with good weather for nearly all of the port days and even some sea days, and the sea was calm throughout. We had some foggy days which kept the ship's siren busy, but otherwise the cruise went very well. The Oriana offers large amounts of deck space and it was very sad to disembark her at Southampton for the final time on the 9th August. We did have one medical emergency during the cruise requiring a helicopter evacuation, which was handled very professionally by the captain Sarah Breton, but it did not disrupt our itinerary. The cruise to the glaciers in Svalbard was made in calm and clear weather, which gave us stunning views and a lifetime's worth of fantastic memories. At some ports we partook of the ship's excursions, whilst at others we did our own thing.

Absolutely superb

Oriana Cruise Review by mekydro

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2019
  • Destination: Norwegian Fjords
  • Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Window
We booked on this cruise long before the news of Oriana's sale broke, because Svalbard was on the destination list.

The cruise itself was blessed with good weather for nearly all of the port days and even some sea days, and the sea was calm throughout. We had some foggy days which kept the ship's siren busy, but otherwise the cruise went very well.

The Oriana offers large amounts of deck space and it was very sad to disembark her at Southampton for the final time on the 9th August.

We did have one medical emergency during the cruise requiring a helicopter evacuation, which was handled very professionally by the captain Sarah Breton, but it did not disrupt our itinerary.

The cruise to the glaciers in Svalbard was made in calm and clear weather, which gave us stunning views and a lifetime's worth of fantastic memories.

At some ports we partook of the ship's excursions, whilst at others we did our own thing.
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Outside Twin with Window
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Standard 'outside twin with window', very comfortable and well-appointed.
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