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Marina Cruise Review

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Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Marina

12 Night Vineyards And Castles (Amsterdam To Lisbon)

Sail date: September 17, 2019

Ship: Marina

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We really enjoyed this itinerary. So many places we had never visited before. Amsterdam, Bordeaux, Bilbao and Oporto were highlights.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Smooth

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Love Oceania food

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Cabin 8142 was small and towards the aft. Shower was much better than on Insignia. We seemed to have the better view of the ports on the port side, especially in Bordeaux France

Ship tip

A room close to elevators would be preferred. Sign up early for culinary classes & Excursions. We love the size of this ship

Ports of call

Lisbon, Portugal

5 out of 5

Le Havre (Paris), France

5 out of 5
We were really looking forward to Normandy and the D day invasion. Unfortunately we had a poor tour guide that we couldn't understand his pronunciation and after a while we tuned him out.

Bayonne/Biarritz, France

4 out of 5
We chose to take an excursion to the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao from this port. We would have preferred 2 days in Bilbao.

Ferrol, Spain

5 out of 5
Loved this city.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

5 out of 5
Love the canals and Anne Frank house. Be sure to by online tickets for Anne Frank House 30 days before

Bilbao, Spain

5 out of 5
Loved Bilbao. La Rioja wine tour was probably our favorite excursion of the cruise. Great wine and the best winery we've seen and we've been to many. The Frank Gehry designed hotel is very impressive

Oporto, Portugal

5 out of 5
Loved this city

St. Malo, France

5 out of 5
Loved the castle. Most of the good shops are after the tour and you don't have sufficient time.

Dover (London), England

5 out of 5
We went on our own to Canterbury and Dover castle. I would recommend an excursion but they were sold out. We loved Canterbury the castle was extremely interesting because it was the base for the Dunkirk rescue

Bordeaux, France

5 out of 5
We were very impressed with Bordeaux. We stayed overnight

La Rochelle, France

5 out of 5

Brest, France

4 out of 5

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Everyone was trying to catch a cab, creating a huge line. A little confused until we realized if we took an Uber we would skip the line.
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