Marina Cruise Review to South Pacific

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7+ cruises


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5 out of 5

Excellent way to see many exotic sites

Sail Date: April 04, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

Cabin: 11015

We chose this cruise as a way to see many ports that we had not visited, but in particular, Easter Island, Lima (Peru), Belfast and Dublin.  We were not disappointed in the itinerary.  As we have sailed on Oceania many times, we anticipated that the service would be friendly and efficient and the food terrific.  Once again, Oceania came through with a great cruise experience.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Entertainment Not really "show" people. Didn't attend the evening performances. Lectures were great.
Destinations and Excursions
Good destinations, very interesting. Ship excursions need to be evaluated vs what's available independently.
Cabin / Stateroom
This cabin is quite a bit forward and thus is very quiet. Very comfortable.
Papeete, Tahiti
Arrived late. Just went to ship.
Moorea, French Polynesia
Used Moorea Explorer for a private tour of the island.
Raiatea, French Polynesia
Not much to do/see.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Swimming with the sting rays and sharks was terrific.
Rangiroa, French Polynesia
Another sleepy island.
Fakarava, Tuamotu Archipelago
A real surprise. Walked all over.
Adamstown, Pitcairn Islands
Couldn't land due to high seas.
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
Much to see.
Callao (Lima), Peru
Used a private tour company for a day tour of Lima. Make sure to try Peruvian cerviche.


Take advantage of the specialty restaurants but checking with the reservation desk first thing in the morning. If you are willing to eat early (6:30 pm) or late (8 :00 pm) you can usually get as many reservations as you desire.

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