Disappointing

Marina Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
Sail Date: September 01, 2014
Ship: Marina
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago
Sorry to say our great expectations for our cruise with Oceania were not met.

By catering to an older passenger\, on board activities while at sea were non-existent (Bingo and needlepoint not very entertaining). The entertainment was at best a nice college production and the shows were repetitive.

Most of the ports visited required either a pricey cruise excursion or pre-arranged tours. Left to our own adventure proved to be another visit to a nice place to stroll and shop. Changing the schedule to our stop at Dover to 3 pm precluded the chance to visit London. The visit to La Coruna\, Spain on a Sunday was a waste of time since virtually everything was closed. Limiting the visit to Lisbon to a 3 pm departure left little time to explore and see this wonderful city.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Most specialty dining was excellent except for Polo Grill (tough sirloin). Main dining room generally very good but had to leave one night as limited entree selection (garden salad\, pasta or roasted pig) not exciting choice. Informal dining in Terrace Grill was great but who wants buffet for diner.

Entertainment

1 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Pros: Food and Staff

Cons: On Board activities non existent; Entertainmnent amaturish; Ports uninteresting

Recommends Marina? No.

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