Be ready to be pampered. Not for children. Dress well (country club cassual) not stuffy clothes, just nice. Leave the cuttoffs and jeans home.
The ship is beautiful and we have never had bad service on Oceania. The onboard shopping could be better and the entertainment definitely needs to be better. The downside of this ship is the lack of activities after dinner.
Marina is a mid-size ship, hence has limited shopping opportunity. I developed a blister on my foot which became infected and used the medical services offered on the ship. The doctor was very good.
When getting off the elevator look for a phone on wall to determine what side of the ship your stateroom is on!!!
Read the information that you are given every night carefully, there are good tips on what is going on in the port cities, as well as hours for the restaurants etc. In some cases that changed. As well as any ship activities.
Happy Hour was great, 2 for 1 drinks helped save a bit of money.
They offer 2 for 1 drinks each evening from 5 until 6PM. That helped keep our bar tab down!
We prefer cabins toward the rear of the ship, closer to the restaurants!
go mid ship to avoid the engine vibration
Lose 5 pounds before you sail!
The weather at these Baltic Sea countries seem to be very unpredictable, bring warmer clothing.
very smooth sailing...practically no feeling of motion...
Marina is a nice size ship. Not too many people; room for all. Reserve specialty restaurants ahead if you can. Don't expect a lot of entertainment. And we like it like that!
Make sure to get the surf and turf at the Waves Grill. The burgers are made with Angus beef and it makes a great sandwich.
THE SHIPS PROPELLERS ARE OUT OF BALANCE, YOU ARE THROWN OUT OF BED EVERY TIME THE SHIP STARTS TO MANOUVER. HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS ON ANY OTHER OCEANIA SHIP, IT WAS TERRIBLE.
The example quoted in the questionnaire could have been written by me! Anyone sailing on the Marina can expect a lovely ship with good accommodation and first rate food. Both the latter on a par with Cunard's Princess Grill suites. On board activities are very limited however.
more art classes, better lectures more music
Would recommend adding days to beginning and end of trip for less hectic travel to meet flight and cruise schedules. Ship, staff and ports were fabulous. Onboard ship credit comes with limitations. Wireless accessibility not the best. Concierge not always helpful. Veranda room a must.
This the the second time I have traveled on the Marina. My first trip was to Argentina and Chile. The ship has every amenity I could want or need without the crowds. I love the Marina!
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