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Oceana Cruise Review to Europe

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
Oceana

Croatia and Italy

Sail date: February 16, 2020

Ship: Oceana

Cabin number: 627

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 7 months ago

Review summary

Embarkation was very crowded and it would have been nice to have been able to visit Zeebrugge as we had booked a day in Ghent. We were refunded and were compensated with a bottle of Asti Spumante but had paid to go to more ports than we were able. The most important thing was though that the captain and crew kept us safe in very difficult circumstances.

Embarkation

3 out of 5
Really crowded due to ship docking late and not being able to get on until 5pm

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Brilliant food and terrific service from lovely hard working waiting staff

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
The sea was very rough so the fitness centre was tricky, especially the treadmill as it was difficult to balance.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Very good entertainment, talks and films

Children's Programs

We travelled as a couple

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff were exceptional and couldn't do enough for you. They all work so hard.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Everything was well maintained although the lifts look as if they have seen life.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Cabin was comfortable and although we were upgraded it was still small, the smallest bathroom I have seen!!

Ports of call

Southampton (London), England

3 out of 5
This is where we embarked

Hamburg, Germany

3 out of 5
This port was ok and I'm glad we did an excursion. We did th Beatles, Beer and Bratwurst tour which was interesting and the guide very informative and passionate.

Ijmuiden (Amsterdam) Did not visit port

We didn't go to Ijmuiden as it was too rough to dock but we did go to Rotterdam which we liked a lot and this meant we were still able to go to Amsterdam as we had already bought tickets for the Anne Frank Museum

Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium Did not visit port

This was another cancelled destination due to a shortage of pilots owing to the rough weather so we ended up with another day at sea.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Short wait to get off and our bags were waiting for us port side.
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