Had no idea how beautiful the cities around the Baltic are especially St. Petersburg. Love cruising with Oceania. XOXOXOXOXOOXOXOXOXOOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOOXOXOXOXOOX
Due to weather the visit to Amsterdam was cancelled - while I understand the reasons for this and have no complaint with the decision the situation was handled very poorly. The ships crew went on with business as usual - they could have kept the destinations desk open rather than closing as previously scheduled - they could have added a happy hour, etc. If Oceania expects those on the cruise to be flexible the crew should be as well.
We booked the OE tour to Paris having been led to believe it would be substantially different from the other tour - the only difference was the OE tour was on a van as opposed to a bus and the seats on the van were smaller than the bus and uncomfortable.
favorite part was the excellent variety of food & dining experience. Onboard activities were limited compared to other cruises we were on, but tours & variety of tours as well as the organization of tours was excellent.
I enjoyed all of the restaurant choices. I was most disappointed in the excursions we took. Most didn't allow enough free time in the town. I think I would plan my own excursions next time.
Going on this cruise fulfilled a long time dream - to visit Cuba and spend time in Havana. It was a dream come true. Havana was exciting, the people very nice, it was easy to get around and the red tape was all done by the time we embarked from Miami. The rest of the cruise was lovely, too, but Cuba was definitely the highlight. And Oceania made it possible for us.
Of course the food on board was delicious and well prepared, the service was friendly and excellent, the entertainment was very good, our bed was perfect for a good night's sleep and the Marina is a wonderful ship. This is our 8th Oceania cruise and there will be many more.
Just overall service and food excellent. The best we have experienced of all our cruise experiences. Everyone, from the cruise director and his staff, to the cabin steward and the servers at the restaurants,buffets, and bars could not be more efficient and cordial. The entertainment was excellent, especially the singers and dancers. We did not miss a show.
We were a group of 14 people. We really enjoyed our rooms, the food was excellent, and entertainment awesome. Happy hour was fun. Favorite restaurant--Red Ginger.
My wife and I had another fantastic cruise with Oceania.The service and food are top of the line. Had not visited western Caribbean previously and enjoyed seeing new lands, especially Mayan ruins. Cozumel and Belize favorite stops. Due to weather issues did not get to visit Grand Cayman. As always, plenty to do on the ship and all excursion very well managed.
The cruise and service were very good.
Only the Machupicchu excursion was great, all the others were disappointing. The sites visited were uninteresting and the guides only okay.
As always, Oceania has come through with fantastic food and superb service. The cruise started off with the crew successfully fighting a norovirus from the previous trip. Monte Carlo, Montserrat, Barcelona, Gibraltar are all phenomenol places to visit and we had plenty of time to enjoy all of them. We stayed an extra night at the Avinedra Palace Hotel in Lisbon and what a treat that was. Highly recommend this cruise to all who like the finer things in life.
ship was very good the help was very good. we had a breakout of virus so we did not gt the full service Oceania should haveprovided.
very disappointed in the painting class did not know we had to sign up and I could not get into the class
The ship remains elegant and easy to navigate. The food plentiful and varied, but all chicken dishes were overcooked and dry- avoid. Our cruise had an outbreak of intestinal virus that the staff worked hard to contain and the wait staff was excellent. Although air is included, transfers from the airport to ship are not! They had always been in the past, contrary to what management told us onboard [this was our fifth oceania cruise].
THE MARINA IS A BEAUTIFUL FANCY SHIP BUT THEY HAVE MAJOR PROBLEMS. THE CREW ALLOWED A LOCAL CITIZEN ON BOARD IN CROATIA, WITH NO HEALTH SCREENING DONE, AND SHE WAS INFECTED WITH RHINO VIRUS. SHE PASSED OUT WHILE ON BOARD PROMPTING A " MIKE 13 EMERGENCY CALL" SHE CONTAMINATED THE ENTIRE SHIP PASSENGERS AND CREW. WE HAD SO MANY SICK PEOPLE THAT THE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL IN ATLANTA WAS NOTIFIED AND THE SHIP WAS PUT IN QUARINTINE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE CRUISE. SHIP SERVICES SHUT DOWN, EVERYONE GLOVED AND SHEETS OF PLASTIC COVERING ALL FOOD SERVICES, WHAT A GREAT LUXURY EXPERIENCE & NO EXPLANATION FROM THE CREW.
Our cruise was a well orchestrated adventure. From the beginning of reserving the trip, Richie Mize, our travel agent, attended to every detail with our enjoyment in mind. Neither my son nor I have ever been to Europe and this cruise allowed us to maximize our travel seeing 4 countries and spend quality time together by not requiring packing and unpacking each night of our adventure. We were fortunate to upgrade to a suite on the Marina which allowed plenty of room for a mother and adult son to spend quality time together in our accommodations and still have the necessary privacy. Thank you, Richie for your great planning!
Very friendly and courteous staff everywhere.
No nickeling and dining for every little stuff onboard, which is really great. We booked Concierge Veranda and only stuff one had to pay was for wine and liquor, if one wanted. 3 shore excursions were included so long as they each cost $199 or less. We bought private small van tours and transfers through Viator for better value and more intimate experience. Internet, though spotty, was free. Ship had laundry facilities on many specks and we were offered free detergent . Washer and dryer each cost $2 only. Great restaurants and the grand dining were excellent, even though Jacques was a little less than hyped. Service everywhere was outstanding.
Great ship, superior restaurants, fabulous ports of call and amazing staff. Wireless usage was a challenge and did not always work. Flight schedules did not leave enough room for delays. Although flights may be on time, deplaning, reaching connecting flights in different terminals and getting through customs that are minimally staffed creates tremendous stress when time in between flights is too close. 30-45 minutes is not sufficient. Finally, travel representative Trisha Kirkbride was exceptional, always answered calls and questions promptly and thoroughly. Would definitely book future cruises through Trisha.
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