1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: September 2018
We chose the Oceania Sirena because of word of mouth how terrific the line is and this itinerary for Cuba. I need a handicap cabin, since I have walking issues and sometimes use a wheelchair. I was booked in a handicap cabin originally. ... Read More
We chose the Oceania Sirena because of word of mouth how terrific the line is and this itinerary for Cuba. I need a handicap cabin, since I have walking issues and sometimes use a wheelchair. I was booked in a handicap cabin originally. My agent was then called a month later to say the cabin would be under some kind of construction and no more where available. They then said they would upgrade me to another cabin that would be more then sufficient for my needs. I myself called the cruise line and was told by more then one res. Agent that the cabin was exactly the same, just a little smaller and I would have no issues. Once on the ship I was appalled to find they had passengers in the original cabin I had booked and the bathroom in the cabin they now assigned me had a step up, and having leg issues that made the trip more difficult for me. Because of the cabin size my wheelchair had be folded up and stuck in a corner so we could walk around in the cabin without hitting into it. Very inconvient.. We were 3 couples on the cruise together, who all booked at the same time . We all had issues in the main dining room. The food service was slow in coming and the a/c couldn’t be regulated well. One night we were so cold that they actually brought us blankets to put over ourselves . We were very disappointed that the next evening when we arrived for dinner, they wanted to put us back in the same spot . The staff never even asked us if we preffered another area, etc. The ship needs some updating, which I hear is supposed to happen soon. The ships Lecturer was fabulous and gave us a real insight into everything we would see in Cuba. The beds were the most comfortable we ever had while cruising and the staff outside of the dining room were all terrific. High tea every afternoon was done well and was delicious, as were the specialty restaurants. Getting reservations in those were difficult if you weren’t in a suite or concierge class., even though we tried months before the sailing, our availability was extremely limited. Would we travel again on Oceania, your guess is as good as mine. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2016
We have been on over fifty cruises, and oceania has by far the best food. In the Terrace Cafe grilled lobster, jumbo shrimp, and lamb chops are served nightly. Dining is even available outdoors on the stern of the ship. Some other ... Read More
We have been on over fifty cruises, and oceania has by far the best food. In the Terrace Cafe grilled lobster, jumbo shrimp, and lamb chops are served nightly. Dining is even available outdoors on the stern of the ship. Some other passenger reviews are not as complimentary, but everyone we spoke to enjoyed the food. The service staff are most efficient and polite. The ship entertainers are excellent considering the ships capacity is just 680 passengers. The featured star entertainers brought onto the ship are broadway quality, and the ship has a guest lecturer who is an expert on the ports visited. At each port we researched the tours we were interested in. In Durres we drove to Barrat, a 2,000 year old town. In Kotor we took a tour to Budva, a pretty seaside resort town. In Split we visited Trogar, and Ravenna we visited Ferara a medieval walled city. In Koper we visited a fairy tale village named Lake Bled which looked like Swiss alps villages, and Lubliana a beautiful medieval city with many shops and canals. In Venice we took a train to Verona, a walled medieval town home of Romeo and Juliet. In Venice we spent the day on the hop on hop off water taxi which has a stop right next to where the ship docks. We met many interesting passengers. One was a famous archeologist knighted by the Italian Government for his excavations in Italy. Read Less
Sirena Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 3.8
Dining 5.0 4.3
Entertainment 3.5 3.3
Public Rooms 5.0 4.2
Fitness Recreation 4.0 3.7
Family 1.0 3.7
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.1
Enrichment 2.0 3.5
Service 4.5 4.4
Value For Money 4.0 3.5

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