This was our first cruise with Oceania but won't be our last.

Marina Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 79

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
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Marina

10 Night Baltic Bliss (London To Stockholm)

Sail date: August 09, 2018

Ship: Marina

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8051

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

This cruise was to celebrate our 60th wedding anniversary and invited our daughter and son in-law to join us with a cabin beside ours. As a surprise to my wife I asked the special events co-coordinator to arrange a ceremony for us to renew our vows.These arrangements were made many months before the cruise started. Not only was this a surprise to my wife but we were blown away by the detail the special events people went to to pull this off !!! In attendance was the ships captain and senior officers, both the cruise director and assistant director -- flowers, champagne and a sting quartet. August 16, 2018 on the Oceania Marina in St Petersburg Russia is a day we will never forget. Many many thanks to the "Fantastic crew" for an outstanding cruise on a beautiful ship.There are lots of people to thank --- so thanks to all who made this trip so great --- and a super special thanks to Katie & Lisa.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
On time and effortless.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Each dining rooms food and menu was like being at a 5 star restaurant.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All of the staff that we had dealings with were very friendly and courteous and their service was outstanding.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The Marina is "The right size" easy to get around and nicely decorated. The ship is very clean and well maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our cabin was nicely laid out, clean and comfortable. We traveled with our daughter and son in-law who had the cabin next to us. We had the maintenance department open up the divider on the veranda between our cabins so we could enjoy drinks and conversation when relaxing on our verandas

Ship tip

We reserved cabins near the elevators to more easily access dining rooms and entertainment venues.

Ports of call

Oslo, Norway

4 out of 5

Copenhagen, Denmark

4 out of 5

Visby, Sweden

4 out of 5

Helsinki, Finland

4 out of 5

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

5 out of 5
While in St Petersburg for 2 days we enjoyed 2 excursions. The highlights of St Petersburg & a river cruise. A busy and beautiful city with lots of tourists. Be very cautious of pick pockets, one tried with me but was not successful.

Tallinn, Estonia

5 out of 5
Loved this port, Didn't do an excursion but took the shuttle into town, walked around a bit, stopped at a local cafe, had a beer and talked with the locals.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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