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Marina Cruise Review to South America

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
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Marina

33 Night Fauna To Fair Winds (Miami To Buenos Aires)

Sail date: January 22, 2020

Ship: Marina

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 11071

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We love Oceania , it is our favorite cruise line for the type of cruises we want to be on. The ships are a good size for us, and there are few young children. The clientele is older, which sometimes results in a pace slower than we like, but overall people are polite and don’t drink too much or cause other problems. The few and staff are simply the best, and the experience is well worth the money. The specialty restaurants are wonderful and the food is very high quality all over the ship. The excursions are increasingly more expensive than they should be, and the WI-FI is really frustrating. The WI-FI is their weakest point; it is available to one person per cabin at a time, but the worst thing is that it is so difficult to get on, stay on, and log off, so the other person can get on. I also wish they had an onboard app to be able to communicate with family an friends. Laundry facilities are available and free. Our butler service and our concierge was fantastic. Valuable discounts for booking future cruises are available if you book onboard, and the staff in the Ambassador Club is great. The food is great and cleanliness is top notch.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Their process is pretty smooth.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The crew and staff are friendly and helpful. It is one of their strongest points.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
There is a wide variety of things to do. This cruise line is not geared toward young children and teens, so it was perfect for us.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Entertainment was pretty good.

Children's Programs

We were not traveling with children and there were few kids onboard.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The best in the business.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Marina is a beautiful ship, but it is about to go through a refurbishment. The ship is very health conscious and strives to keep guests healthy.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
I like the cabin size much better on this ship than the 4 smaller ships. You get more for your money. It was very comfortable for a 33 day cruise.

Ship tip

Try all of the restaurants. They are fabulous. And do not cost extra. If you go to Brazil, there is a 25% surcharge to anything you buy onboard, so plan to pre-purchase wine for meals before you enter Brazilian waters.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5

St. John's, Antigua

2 out of 5
This was disappointing. It’s not Avery clean or inviting place and I would not go back there.

Castries, St. Lucia

3 out of 5
It was ok.

Bridgetown, Barbados

3 out of 5
It was the beat of the 3 islands we went to.

Devils Island, French Guiana Did not visit port

We did not go ashore. There wasn’t much to see there.

Cruise Amazon River

5 out of 5
It was interesting to see the biggest river in the world, and the locations where 2 rivers of different colors meet.

Santarem, Brazil

3 out of 5

Parintins, Brazil

2 out of 5

Manaus, Brazil

3 out of 5
This is the biggest city we visited on the Amazon. It was interesting to see it but I would not chose to go back.

Boca Da Valeria, Brazil

3 out of 5

Alter Do Chao, Brazil

3 out of 5

Fortaleza, Brazil

1 out of 5
This place is a dump!

Recife, Brazil

3 out of 5

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

4 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
We did not disembark here, we continued on the next cruise.
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