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Oceania Rome to Lisbon cruise by cdriscoll

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Marina / Destination: Europe

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.

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JCM review by joanmain424

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Marina / Destination: Europe - Mediterranean

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

 

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has Oceania sold out by t61354

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Marina / Destination: Europe - Mediterranean

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].

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TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE FOR REPEAT CRUISERS ON OCEANIA by rwestbrook3

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Marina / Destination: Europe - Mediterranean

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.

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Wonderful service, all crew attentive,... by poshfrock

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Ship: Marina

Wonderful service, all crew attentive, nothing too much to ask for. Food in the specialty restaurants was amazing, we particularly loved Toscana. However we found the food in the Grand Dining room just ok, and the menu repetitive, so opted for the Polo Grill or Toscana most evenings. Although slightly pricey, the excursions were well run and highly informative. On the whole, a great cruise.

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Mother and Son European Adventure by patticalhoun

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Marina / Destination: Europe

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!Love

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Great value with Oceania... Great service and food by RShenoy

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Marina / Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean

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.

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Perfect Pathways & Piazzas by zacba

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Marina / Destination: Europe - Mediterranean

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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Oceania Barcelona to Lisbon by DavidMack

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Marina / Destination: Canaries

Great ports

Excellent food

Great service

 

Excursions overpriced 

Need to coordinate security checks better.  Long line in Casa Blanca

Need to coordinate dinner reservations better

Drink plans overpriced 

Entertainment so so

 

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Great itinerary by tulsaag

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Marina / Destination: Canaries

This was our second time on the Marina.  We love Oceania for the service and food.  Unfortunately their entertainment is pretty bad.  They had 2 different pianists play and 3 different singers, snooze fest.  The ports were great except Casablanca which I thought was a disguisting cesspool.  Oceania needs to drop this port, I didn't speak with anyone who liked the port.  Spain was beautiful and was Lisbon.  We would go back to Spain and Lisbon in a heartbeat.

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Fantastic Cruise by robp67

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Marina / Destination: Europe

Excellent service, excellent food and excellent accommodations.

800 crew members serving 1,200 guests works really well!

Everything exceeded our expectations.

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The most beautiful ship with... by ahoyTARA

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Ship: Marina

The most beautiful ship with 5 star restaurants!!! We may have been the youngest people cruising but we saw all of the Baltic, Scandinavia, Europe, and Russia! We went to 9 countries in 12 days. The excursions were beautiful as well. I highly recommend this cruise if you want experience old Europe and chill. Not a party cruise!

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A relaxing and enjoyable vacation by dkienlen

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Marina / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

Our trip to the Baltic countries with Oceania just right!  The itinerary let us get a glimpse of several countries, but the highlight was the fact that we were able to spend 3 days exploring St. Petersburg.  The cruise was well staffed. We enjoyed both the grand dining room and the specialty themed restaurants. Both offered excellent service, and diverse menus.  

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Fabulous Itinerary, Amazing Food & Great Fellow Travelers!!! by bjdaniell

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Marina / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

Loved every city we visited. St. Petersburg was amazing & 3 days there wonderful! Used SPB excursions in St. Petersburg, Berlin &Oslo. Would definitely recommend them to everyone! 

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Technology sucksVe by mchernoff

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Marina / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

You concentrate on food and do an excellent job but your technology leaves much to be desired.  Free internet sounds great in principle but if every attempt to go on line results in a time out then free internet is the same as no internet.  I had to wake up at 3:00AM in order to conduct modest amounts of business.

 

The TV system is at least 20 year old technology.  It is hard to believe that you do not have movies on demand.  One should not have to wait an hour or more for the start of a movie.  Moreover the choice of movies was extremely limited especially for someone taking back to back cruises.  Additionally the current status of the onboard account should be displayed on one of the channels.

 

The choice of satellite entertainment channels was also pathetic.  There should be double the channel options and you need to get the primary feed from ESPN instead some secondary one.  The should also be some provision for televising major USA sporting events such as the season opening college football game.

 

As bad as the TV viewing choices were, most of the time it didn't matter.  There was a "no signal" message on the screen at least half the time no doubt because the digital signal receiver is out of date.  

 

The cruise is priced as premium so one expects the technoloty to also be premium.  Please address these issues ASAP so I can book additional cruises.

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Back to the Baltic by Cruiser65031585

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Marina / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

Having cruised to the Baltic before we thought that a trip of only 8 days would be sufficient. This however turned out to be a mistake. Joining the ship in Copenhagen and disembarking in Stockholm meant that we missed out on 2 very attractive destinations. Oceania's tour prices are exorbitant which reduced the trips we made particularly in St Petersburg having already been to most of the highlight venues and being unwilling to pay such large sums for second visits. My overall rating of 4 stars really is a reflection of the Marina itself. All of the crew were so pleasant and helpful and our Concierge level stateroom was excellent. Oceania's food is renowned and lived up to it's reputation. My advice to anyone booking a Baltic cruise would by all means use this cruise line but pick an itinerary that covered a longer period with more ports of call.

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Exploring New Destinations by dlecklund

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Marina / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

We decided on this cruise a year ago, and we enjoyed the experience.  This was our second time on the Marina, a great ship.  This  itinerary included countries important to our heritage, and we all felt right at home.

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Seeing Scandanavia by gstanko

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Marina / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

Enjoyed ports of call.  For PAris, suggest dock in LeHarve and then spend  overnight o give a night in Paris to see more.

 

Exercise equipment needs to be Precor

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Edinburgh port was cancelled due to weather by cqh

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Marina / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

The people at the destination desk were discourteous to many guests.Housekeeping and main dinning room had excellent service.  maitre d’ of the main dinning room was very good.

 

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Marina 11 night royals & Viking aug 8 2016 by minhbui

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Marina / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

Excellent cruise with famous food and services , even that we miss a port that we want to see Edinburgh  Scotland . and a rainy and windy day in Newcastle.

but over all we enjoy the cruise and the excellent service of Oceania staffs.

We will come back for another cruise and recommend Oceania for our friends.

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