Family Celebration Cruise

Marina Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 21

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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7 Night Iberian Quest (Lisbon To Monte Carlo)

Sail date: September 29, 2019

Ship: Marina

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 7078

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Overall the cruise was enjoyable. It was stressful for our sister who had 2 small children with her. It would be nice if there were some accommodation for children on these cruises.


5 out of 5
Embarkation went smoothly and efficiently. All the staff were so warm and welcoming.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The food was good. We ate too much. After a few days we wished we could find more vegetables with our meals.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
There wasn't very many on board activities. I suppose this was because it was a port heavy cruise. It would be nice if there was some entertainment for small children. There wasn't a good place for them to run around and get their energy out.


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
There were no children's programs.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff was absolutely amazing! They were so kind and helpful all the time.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

If you have kids be prepared to entertain them in your room. Otherwise enjoy the views and the excellent service and relax a bit on your cruise.

Ports of call

Lisbon, Portugal

5 out of 5

Cadiz (Seville), Spain

5 out of 5
A small town that's not very touristy. It gave us a little hometown Spanish feel on our visit.

Malaga, Spain

4 out of 5

Alicante, Spain

3 out of 5
We weren't sure what else to do in Alicante other than visit the castle. It would have been nice to have an over night or a later departure time so we could actually go into Seville and see a flamenco show.

Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands

5 out of 5
The cathedral was amazing and the beach was delightful!

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
Barcelona is so big and there is so much to do. It would have been nice to have a little bit more time there.

Marseille (Provence), France

3 out of 5
Where the shuttle dropped off wasn't very exciting and we couldn't find a lot to do close by.

Monte Carlo, Monaco

2 out of 5
This place is only good if you have lots of money to spend. Otherwise it was a pain in the butt for everyone else.


1 out of 5
2 of our group's bags got damaged. The transportation situation was a nightmare. The cost of the Oceania transportation was outrageous. Our 3rd party transport cancelled on us and we ended up having to take a taxi. Most of the people were going to Nice anyway, so why not just stop there instead and anyone who wants to go to Monte Carlo can take a cab.
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