October 2015 - Marina to Europe - Mediterranean
This was an excellent cruise with food and service highlighting as always. However there were itinerary problems;
1. No sea days, but we knew that going in
2. Oceania scheduled port calls in Rome and Florence at inopportune times. Rome on Sunday when the Vatican Museum was closed and Florence on Monday when museums were closed
3. Oceania/Marina continued a troubling pattern of changing port calls on the fly. Instead of Tendering at Taormina they docked at Messina. Instead of tendering at Sorrento, they docked at Naples. Their explantation was that seas were too rough to tender safely. It was simply not the case and these changes disrupoted plans for independent tours at those ports.