Oceania Cruises reviews

About Oceania Cruises

Sophisticated travelers who like a casually elegant atmosphere flock to Oceania. In addition to three 15-year-old former Renaissance ships — the Nautica, Regatta, and Insignia — Oceania has two new builds: the Riviera and Marina. The new ships may be the “foodiest” at sea, with the eponymous Jacques Pepin bistro and an authentic Pan-Asian restaurant, Red Ginger. Take time to explore the impressive art collections, which include pieces by Pablo Picasso and Damien Hirst.

Expert review of Oceania Cruises

Best For

Sophisticated couples or friends who like great food, wine, design, art, and service.

Not For

Families, since the line just launched its first kids’ club program on a limited basis. 

We Love

  • Foodies will be stunned by the offerings on Riviera and Marina.
  • The wine-pairing restaurant on the two new builds — La Reserve — is elegant and beautiful, and serves modernist cuisine using techniques like sous vide. 
  • Oceania's art collections include pieces by Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, and Damien Hirst.
  • The Ralph Lauren suites on the newer ships are as elegant as boutique hotel suites on land, which is not a statement we make often
  • The new ship’s cooking school offers market tours, visiting chefs, and do-it-yourself, hands-on classes.
  • The Artist Loft offers classes on sea days by a rotating list of artists in residence.

We Could Live Without

  • The three older ships in Oceania's fleet lack some of the bells and whistles of the newer ones.

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What cruisers say

  • dkaplan says ...

    Excellent service and attention to detail. The staff always greeted us by name throughout the ship. Read full review
  • MysticWhaler says ...

    The ship was easy to find our way around -- not too big at all, and there was never an instant were there was dirt or dust that was not immediately attended to. Read full review
  • bbross says ...

    Grand Dining Room is almost as large as the ones on Marina and Riviera. Ask waiter about portions and add a side dish if you think the portion of the entree may be small for you. Read full review

7 Oceania Cruises ships


Price: $$$
Ship size: S

Designed with the cruise line's signature style and elegance, Oceania’s Insignia offers a multitude...

Sails to:

Bermuda Canada, New England, New York Caribbean Europe - Northern Europe Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

Sails from:

Auckland, New Zealand Bangkok, Thailand Fremantle (Perth), Australia Hong Kong Le Havre (Paris), France Los Angeles, California Miami, Florida Montreal, Quebec New York, New York Reykjavik, Iceland San Francisco, California Tokyo, Japan More


Price: $$$
Ship size: M

The all new Oceania Marina epitomizes the refined Oceania Cruise experience. This mid-size ship will...

Sails to:

Caribbean Europe - Mediterranean Europe - Northern Europe Europe - Western Europe Europe - Western Mediterranean

Sails from:

Amsterdam, Netherlands Barcelona, Spain Buenos Aires, Argentina Callao (Lima), Peru Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy Copenhagen, Denmark Ijmuiden (Amsterdam), Netherlands Lisbon, Portugal Miami, Florida Monte Carlo, Monaco Oslo, Norway Piraeus (Athens), Greece Portsmouth, England Rio De Janeiro, Brazil San Antonio, Chile Southampton (London), England Stockholm, Sweden Venice, Italy More


Price: $$$
Ship size: S

The luxurious mid-size Nautica combines casual elegance, personalized service, and warm conviviality...

Sails to:

Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Europe - Mediterranean Europe - Western Europe Europe - Western Mediterranean Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

Sails from:

Bangkok, Thailand Barcelona, Spain Cape Town, South Africa Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy HAIFA (JERUSALEM), ISRAEL Hong Kong Istanbul, Turkey Lisbon, Portugal Mumbai (Bombay), India Piraeus (Athens), Greece Singapore Valletta, Malta Venice, Italy Yokohama (Tokyo), Japan More

Ship size:

  • XL: 4,000 + passengers
  • L: 2,000 to 4,000 passengers
  • M: 500 to 2,000 passengers
  • S: Less than 500 passengers


  • $$$$: $1500 and up
  • $$$: Up to $1500
  • $$: Up to $1000
  • $: Up to $500

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