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rhg44rhg
Apr 27, 2018

Be cautious about the transportation add-on from the LA airport to the ship.

BonnieKappler
Dec 31, 2017

Be ready to be pampered. Not for children. Dress well (country club cassual) not stuffy clothes, just nice. Leave the cuttoffs and jeans home.

tulsaag
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
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
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
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
Apr 29, 2015

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

cdavis5534
Jun 20, 2014

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

Kauaiswimmer
Apr 19, 2018

This ship has an extensive library where you may exchange your books. It was the best we've seen, and I will remember to take books for the exchange next time.

seacrib
Mar 03, 2018

Americans should bring electric adaptors. Although there are a couple of Edison (USA type) outlets we needed to do some sharing with our one adaptor. Brush up on your French as some Islands' people don't speak English.

Puph2
Feb 07, 2018

This being our third trip on this ship my wife and I find the experience normally quite pleasant. Get specialty restaurant reservations when you first get on and don't be shy about going back for more as the cruise goes on. Participate in one or two of the on board cooking classes, The artists loft offers free classes on sea days. Collect your Big O Points and cash them in for hats, shirts, etc. at the end of the cruise. From 5 to 6 in the evening drinks are 2 for one in most of the bars, take a glass of wine to dinner. Wash your hands. (Note: If they start increase sanitation they will shut down the self service laundry. But you can get 20 items washed in 24 hours for $26)

bjdaniell
Dec 07, 2017

We prefer cabins toward the rear of the ship, closer to the restaurants!

rmmc07
Nov 22, 2017

go mid ship to avoid the engine vibration

sdains480
Sep 20, 2017

Lose 5 pounds before you sail!

SFWR
Jul 12, 2017

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

espelfogel
Jul 12, 2017

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

mpcraw1125
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
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
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
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.