Marina Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

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4-6 cruises

Review
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5 out of 5

Oceania Comes Through Again!

Sail Date: June 03, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Cabin: 7085

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 Quality
Some of the carpets near the stairs could use replacing
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Entertainment
Not the highlight but that's to be expected
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Cabin / Stateroom
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.
Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium
Chocolate, stunning beauty, do not miss this, a cab isn't a bad thing here, share it
Amsterdam, Netherlands
See the Dutch Resistance Museum,
Bremerhaven, Germany
Missed it because of a storm so had 2 days in Amsterdam
Cruise Skagerrak
Nice day at sea
Oslo, Norway
Nice walking town. See City Hall
Copenhagen, Denmark
Danish design was exquisite, best store Ilium Boligus
Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany
Go to Berlin. Heather Ellis tour guide was amazing
Tallinn, Estonia
Hard to walk on cobblestones but charming and lovely
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Catherines Palace and the Amber room and Amber workshop were wonderful
Helsinki, Finland
The market by the shuttle bus was wonderful with all handcrafted items
Stockholm, Sweden
Wonderful Vasa Museum, ABBA Museum and great dining, very pretty

Tip

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



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