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tulsaag
Contributor Level: Purser
Oct 08, 2016

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.

dkienlen
Contributor Level: Purser
Sep 20, 2016

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.

Cruiser531
Contributor Level: Third Mate
Aug 02, 2016

When getting off the elevator look for a phone on wall to determine what side of the ship your stateroom is on!!!

Searay360
Contributor Level: Purser
Jul 26, 2016

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.

sallyrock
Contributor Level: Purser
Apr 29, 2015

Happy Hour was great, 2 for 1 drinks helped save a bit of money.

cdavis5534
Contributor Level: Third Mate
Jun 20, 2014

They offer 2 for 1 drinks each evening from 5 until 6PM. That helped keep our bar tab down!

sdains480
Contributor Level: Purser
Sep 20, 2017

Lose 5 pounds before you sail!

SFWR
Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Jul 12, 2017

The weather at these Baltic Sea countries seem to be very unpredictable, bring warmer clothing.

espelfogel
Contributor Level: Purser
Jul 12, 2017

very smooth sailing...practically no feeling of motion...

mpcraw1125
Contributor Level: Purser
Apr 18, 2017

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!

cdriscoll
Contributor Level: Purser
Nov 24, 2016

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.

rwestbrook3
Contributor Level: Purser
Nov 19, 2016

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.

Cruiser65031585
Contributor Level: Purser
Nov 17, 2016

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.

joanmain424
Contributor Level: Purser
Nov 16, 2016

more art classes, better lectures more music

zacba
Contributor Level: Purser
Nov 02, 2016

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.

patticalhoun
Contributor Level: Purser
Oct 31, 2016

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!

DavidMack
Contributor Level: Purser
Oct 09, 2016

Book excursions with others Book dinner reservations before boarding

bjdaniell
Contributor Level: Third Mate
Sep 18, 2016

Book specialty restaurants at an early hour so you can make the shows! They don't start until 9:30.

mchernoff
Contributor Level: Purser
Sep 06, 2016

Don't go on the excursions. They are vastly overpriced and the buses are like cattle pens.

meaderay1
Contributor Level: Purser
Jul 01, 2016

Recognize that London and Copenhagen are just your boarding and disembarkation points...


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