Oceania Comes Through Again!

Marina Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 31

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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14 Night Nordic Explorations (London To Stockholm)

Sail date: June 03, 2015

Ship: Marina

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 7085

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

We took our first Oceania cruise 10 years ago for our 25th and decided to repeat the experience for our 35th.  This ship was almost double the people of the other we were on and we definitely liked the smaller one better, but this was totally fine as it was still so much smaller than the large ships.  The cabin was very roomy and the beds and pillows were VERY comfortable!  The staff is  and so kind and friendly and all needs are met right away.  The best thing thing is that Oceania is a very land intensive cruise line so even though days at sea are nice, days on shore are even better and there were plenty of those.  The specialty restaurants are delicious, although the Polo Grill was not so good.  We love the open seating for dinner and the choice of the grand dining room or the Terrace Grill.  The variety was very good.  It was not a "sit on the deck" cruise because it was often too cool on deck in this area, but we didn't miss that at all.  The Horizons Lounge was wonderful to sit in and socialize and high tea was AMAZING!  The massages at the spa were blissful as well and we never expected them to be so wonderful.  We came back, not rested, which meant it was a great trip, but happy and satisfied full of great memories. We highly recommend this cruise and this cruise line.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5
Not the highlight but that's to be expected

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Some of the carpets near the stairs could use replacing

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The bed was so comfortable and the pillows and sheets felt great. The veranda was nice to have. The bathroom had a small stall shower and a full size bathtub where you could also shower.

Ship tip

Tea was wonderful as was the open seating for dinner at any of the regular dining areas.

Ports of call

Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium

5 out of 5
Chocolate, stunning beauty, do not miss this, a cab isn't a bad thing here, share it

Amsterdam, Netherlands

5 out of 5
See the Dutch Resistance Museum,

Bremerhaven, Germany

3 out of 5
Missed it because of a storm so had 2 days in Amsterdam

Cruise Skagerrak

5 out of 5
Nice day at sea

Oslo, Norway

5 out of 5
Nice walking town. See City Hall

Copenhagen, Denmark

5 out of 5
Danish design was exquisite, best store Ilium Boligus

Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany

5 out of 5
Go to Berlin. Heather Ellis tour guide was amazing

Tallinn, Estonia

5 out of 5
Hard to walk on cobblestones but charming and lovely

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

5 out of 5
Catherines Palace and the Amber room and Amber workshop were wonderful

Helsinki, Finland

5 out of 5
The market by the shuttle bus was wonderful with all handcrafted items

Stockholm, Sweden

5 out of 5
Wonderful Vasa Museum, ABBA Museum and great dining, very pretty
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