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Comments by Cruiser44389294

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The weather was not as good as it might have been in the Canaries and Madeira.

Could not change from 2nd to first sitting.  I know we booked late but my husband is diabetic and late meals are a problem.  However they were unhelpful so we ate in the Horizon every night bar one

Crew generally though were helpful, cabin steward excellent

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3 out of 5

Oceana good but outdated and in need of refurbishment by Cruiser59628447

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Spending over 3 days at sea initially was too long for us very pleased to reach land in Madeira. Ship bit dated and in need of a refurbishment ,chaotic dining in self service and lack of tables, it was a daily task to find somewhere to sit and eat although food was very good at all times.

Dining at night was excellent with fabulous service and food in the Adriatic restaurant.

Lack of seating space to sit and relax during day and evening (why all the space taken up by art gallery and photos when there is this lack of seating?)

Would recommend more outside seats and less sun beds as most of guests were elderly and a lot were immobile and unable to get on to sunbeds.

Cabin was small but adequate but had problems with toilet overflowing and there was an overwhelming musty smell outside cabin with hot air blowers frequently in use as they had obviously had flooding problems earlier.

One morning we lost the use of the toilet as it stopped working altogether.

The cabin steward though was excellent , very pleasant and helpful.

Overall we enjoyed the cruise but afraid the ship does not compare to the Carnival Magic we last cruised on and i dont think we will be sailing on the Oceana again.

 

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On Sunday morning a coach... by darthonian

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On Sunday morning a coach was to collect myself and my wife from Edinburgh to join Oceana in Southampton, the coach could not take my wheelchair and we had to sit in the cold for 90 minutes. We then had to make the journey in a Taxi that could not allow me to travel in my wheelchair causing a great deal of difficulties and a lot of pain. P &O say it is the coach company at fault and I agree but the responsibility remains with P&O as it was purchased with a select price including coach travel Not a good cruise at all On Thursday at Cadiz I got off and when I tried to get back on I was forced to walk up the gangway as it was too steep for his chair, a barbaric thing to happen. They should have given me a manual chair up the ramp but it was not offered and again they show no consideration. What happened to the caring company we traveled with so many times.

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5 out of 5

Excellent, by nan1

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

First cruise, wasn't sure if it was for us but after spending a week on board I will be booking again, staff and crew were all so friendly, the ship is beautiful, and the entertainment brilliant.

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4.2 out of 5

Very nice cruise by p2wud09

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Had to change itinerary because of the weather but you have to go with the flow can’t change what the weather is doing. They changed excursions quickly to accommodate the changes. Little disappointed because I really wanted to go to Gythion the island of Sparta but again weather intervened.

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3 out of 5

Just docked in Malta after... by England9

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Just docked in Malta after a 7 night cruise on Oceana. This is our second cruise with P&O after sailing on Britannia last November. Positives: P&O collect your hold luggage from the airport and deliver it directly to your cabin; the same happens at disembarkation, whereby you collect your hold luggage from the carousel upon arrival back in the UK. Excellent food selection, presentation and quality for evening dining in the restaurants; staff very attentive and pleasant; great sized ship, although having cruised mainly with Celebrity & Royal Caribbean, we missed the fact that there was no outside dining area at the back of the ship and the layout of the ship took some getting used to. Drinks prices were on a par with UK pub prices. Ships tours were very well organised and managed. Negatives: the ship is very tired; our cabin and balcony on Deck 11 particularly so and there was a noticeable smell of sewage on Deck 11 midship throughout the cruise! Our cabin had previously been used as a 'day cabin' as we were not due to arrive until the evening of embarkation; the bin in our bathroom had not been emptied and there was a used shower cap in the shower. The choice of food during buffet lunch was very limited and self-service resembled a school canteen. The evening show productions were quite poor, compared to what we had previously experienced on Britannia, the highlight of which was Ukebox. We didn't like the layout of the seating in the Footlights Theatre, which was fed from two central spines, effectively hemming you in your seats. I don't think we'll be cruising onboard Oceana again after our experience.....

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5 out of 5

Did our first ever cruise... by DaveDrew

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Did our first ever cruise in Aug/Sept on Oceana and loved every minute, so much so the we have booked again for next year and the year after (different itineries). The food was excellent as were the waitets and cabin staff.

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2 out of 5

Just returned from Mediterranean cruise... by margaret144

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Just returned from Mediterranean cruise on Oceana sailing out of Malta. Great Itinerary and particularly loved the 2 stops in Croatia. Ship is a bit tired although did like the ship layout and friendliness. Not so good points...food was below expected quality. Menus read well but actual meals didn't match description. Food was bland in main restaurant and in Cafe Jardin.no flexibility in dishes even on basic additions.!! This was our first cruise with P&O and personally would not recommend or rush back. I accept it's all personal choice but on one evening all 8 diners returned main courses!!

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4.7 out of 5

Absolutely amazing cruise round greece/Crete by sez85

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We had an amazing time very friendly staff always willing to help if needed beautiful clean ship with good food cattering for all needs, plenty to do for all ages definitely be going again

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5 out of 5

Wonderful by charlot

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

The only think that I didn't like is when you buy for ships shops you have to add tax. It's tey only one that do it I have been 11 times on cruise ship and they never add tax

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4.3 out of 5

Good cruise by linzi123

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

Good ship, nice and clean, only downside was they put films on when in port instead of a sailing day

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3 out of 5

Great cruise, great itinery, great... by charliebolt57

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Great cruise, great itinery, great ship let down by average restaraunt service and average food. Super captain who was highly visible and very entertaining presiding over staff who were not as enthusiastic as he was, first cruise with P&O, it was good but i think we have been spoilt by cruising with Celebrity! Sadly this was not in the same league.

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4.9 out of 5

ABFAB by welderh1

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P&O Oceana is a small but well appointed and friendly ship.P&O are to be congratulated on their embarkation and dis-embarkation procedures 1st class.The entertainment was fantastic and the team was amazing 10/10 as were the rest of the crew.The captain was highly visible about the ship and was a very funny guy and approachable.

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4.3 out of 5

Aegean Sea Cruise by cheston

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Oceana is a lovely ship with one of the best atriums on a mid sized ship that I’ve seen. I personally found the ship a bit too small for my liking but for a seven night cruise it was fine. Was not overly impressed with the buffet on board, but I’m not a lover of buffet type dining.

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4.8 out of 5

Our cruise on Oceana was absolutely perfect. Loved Sicily and Ajaccio, for me Messina was the best. by Lethbridge3

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We really enjoyed and we are now looking forward to or next cruise in the Arabian Gulf

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3.1 out of 5

disappointing by sue21

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

wont do it again ever, a shame so many ports cancelled for one reason or another

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5 out of 5

This was our third time... by pjd8283

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This was our third time on oceana and she never fails to disappoint. The refurb looks fantastic. Looking even more classy than previous. Very fresh and current. She handled the BoB very well. The entertainment was excellent. The flyrights are a must see for anyone. The food was as excellent as usual in the MDR and specialty restaurants- cafe Jardin and the beech house. The staff were as hard working as ever and always keen to assist. Just a gorgeous ship that I thoroughly recommend. Special mention must go to Fernando. A waiter in magnums. He is a lovely guy, great at his job and his humour and personality made us want to spend time in his bar, and company.

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4.4 out of 5

Fabulous first cruise by nickynoo59

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

All in all it was a great cruise. Met some lovely people. Food was fab, varied, tasty and plentiful. Bit disappointed that some passengers didn't dress up for black tie nights, think that rule should be enforced more by the cruise company. Our suite was fantastic, but telly could do with upgrading. A little annoyed that our bill was not delivered to our cabin before we left, everyone else's was on our deck, when we mentioned it to the member of staff at disembarkation, his remark was it was too late and didn't attempt to rectify this in any way, just wanted us to leave the ship! So we never saw the bill, it was taken from our bank without being able to check it. Not very satisfactory really. Was impressed with handling of luggage on and off the ship though, generally very satisfying first cruise and will definitely be booking another.

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5 out of 5

Please can anyone tell me... by Elaine3987

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Please can anyone tell me if there will still be Christmas decorations up on Oceana for our sailing on the 3rd January? Or will they have been taken down?

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4.5 out of 5

Relaxing Caribbean Cruise by Elaine3987

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This was our first visit to the Caribbean which was thoroughly enjoyable (other regular Caribbean travellers had different opinions) During our cruise, we did a part transition of the Panama Canal. This was a wonderful experience. We will definitely do the Caribbean again.

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