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Comments by Cruiser44389294

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

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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Oceana good but outdated and in need of refurbishment by Cruiser59628447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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4.2

Very Poor Freedom Dining by Abbeyfield

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Oceana was let down by the dining .... only 2 times did we get a table straight away....on Freedom dining. We were moved on the first night and the wait to share a table were unbelievable .... then the pagers were unreliable.... terrible

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4.6

The best cruise by lesley06

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

We loved travelling with p&o everyone was very nice

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4.3

Excellent cruise by Lethbridge3

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Wonderful cruise, great waiters in all areas good shows

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3.8

“First timer!” by phila67

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Excellent first time experience onboard Oceana only slightly let down by itinerary (my choice!)

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4.6

Brilliant, real bucket list cruise by katyat

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Would recommend this cruise, Dubai was a bucket list place for me and I am very glad I have seen it. I plan to come back in a few years once they have completed the new tallest building in the world.

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5.0

Just back from our Dubai... by plumber381

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Just back from our Dubai cruise and can highly recommend it. Weather was just perfect for us. It is such a a rich country. We spent a day on an Island beach reached by tender, P&O took all food and drink ashore it didn’t cost anything. There was thousands of beds.

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5.0

First cruise on p and... by gibbo61

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First cruise on p and o. Great ship, fantastic food and a really good atmosphere. Cant wait to get back on Oceana in October to sail down the Suez to Dubai.

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5.0

First cruise on p and... by gibbo61

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First cruise on p and o. Great ship, fantastic food and a really good atmosphere. Cant wait to get back on Oceana in October to sail down the Suez to Dubai.

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5.0

Me and my husband boarded... by loulou68

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Me and my husband boarded the Oceana on Saturday 29th of December 2018 to go to Hamburg and Bruge. We had a fantastic time and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. As I am in a wheelchair they got me on and off the ship with no problems. We are now looking forward to our next cruise on the Britannia on the 27th of July

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4.6

Brilliant New Year Break by katyat

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Southampton, day at sea which was nice, watched football in Winners Bar. New Years Eve in Hamburg, fantastic fireworks displays from the locals, Oceana sounded her horn, meal in the restaurant was amazing. Day at sea (horrible due to weather, stayed in the cabin as i was very poorly) Zeebrugge was OK (its a port not a lot to see) back to Southampton. Lovely mini break

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4.0

Beautiful ship we were upgraded... by TwigBonBig

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Beautiful ship we were upgraded and had an ocean view at the forward of the ship last in the corridor so no passing traffic. Show team put on an excellent queen show and had a fab Christmas meal in the MDR

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4.5

Wonderful cruise on our favourite ship by CarolinePaul

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Cruise was great, lovely staff, great Captain (Robert Camby). 5 stars for our favourite ship.

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4.9

Fabulous by debhobbis

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Lovely ship all you need at hand . We had to wait for lifts always missing our floor especially as I needed the wheelchair lift some times occupied by able people . List of toilets not working usually only 1 worked in a toilet bay if 3 . Not overall a fab cruise .

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1.0

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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5.0

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

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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3.0

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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5.0

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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