Oceana Reviews

23 reviews




4 out of 5

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Oceana good but outdated and in need of refurbishment by Cruiser59628447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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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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1 out of 5

Not Good by johnandmave1

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple
Very disappointed about this cancellation. Especially the relatively short notice.

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3 out of 5

9 days on Oceana. Bipolar... by alan24

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9 days on Oceana. Bipolar weather and great food but the ship was due for refit. Badly! So much so, the work was being carried out while the ship had paying passengers. Not funny or fair. Still, I love Oceana. She has real charm and the staff were wonderful which helped a lot. Hope to travel on her soon.

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4 out of 5

An experience by johncon17

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Good cruise but would not do it again, going to Albania was a waste of time, should find a decent port to call at. Reception staff need to attend a customer service course.

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5 out of 5

Wonderfull Meditranean Cruise by Smiff

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Great trip with excellent weather. Some good ports with lots to see & do. No problems with sun beds on sea days. Will be booking the same week next year.

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4 out of 5

Enjoyable trip by ank

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)
We really enjoyed our holiday as first timers and would consider cruising again. Though if you want to get to know a place the few hours you have in port are not enough except for small places like Katakolon. I think its worth doing your research about whats on board and go exploring early on.

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5 out of 5

Wow!!! What a great ship.... by Paul162

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Wow!!! What a great ship. Everything about this ship I loved. From departing from Malta the whole experience was out of this world. We loved her so much we booked again for next year. This is the first cruise ship we have booked for a second time 🚢

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4 out of 5

Just returned from a 7... by retiredkenny

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Just returned from a 7 day cruise on the Oceana, West coast of Italy I will reserve may comments to The Ship and Staff as the Ports and Weather although relevant to the overall holiday experience are more appropriate elsewhere. I have cruised a few times before however this was my first cruise with P&O my wife and I are early 50's traveling with my mother who is late 70's and has minor mobility issues, I mention this purely for context. We traveled on a fly cruise package and the travel to the ship was very well organised. Checking in was quick and painless. My first impression of the ship was that it was a little tired but my mother who had nothing to compare this to thought it beautiful. We had a standard balcony cabin on deck 9 with plenty of wardrobe space, but the cabin and balcony were a little smaller than some we have had before. Bed was comfortable if s little soft however again I realise this is subjective. We had freedom dining and had no difficulty getting a table with a choice of a private table or sitting with others, however at other times it could be busy and I am aware the they operate a paging service, if this is an issue it can be avoided by planning as we did. I certainly did not see queues as long as the one waiting for the fixed dining restaurant to open at 6:30 one evening. Service and food were both first class, again for context, we have no dietary requirements and are not fussy eaters so can't comment further. Speciality restaurants I felt were excellent value with only a small cover charge per person however choice of Venus was limited as there were only 2, understandable as this is a smaller ship. That being said there are plentiful bar areas around the ship to relax in and have s drink. I found the drink prices on board to be very reasonable with a good selection of drinks Example draught Peroni £4.50 pint Hendricks gin and tonic £5.50 from memory Cocktails about £5.50 Mocktails about £2.50. Bottle of house wine I thought was decent again subjective, £16.00. Staff very good and helpful all over the ship. Check out departure operation very slick. Would I sail again with P&O? Yes no question I may prefer a slightly newer bigger ship but I believe Oceana may be due a refit. I found this cruise thoroughly enjoyable I chose it because it was the best price for a solo traveller for the sake of my mother, she loved it and would cruise again on the same ship no question. Hope this has been helpful

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4 out of 5

Honeymoon on Oceana by MandyRaff

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Our second cruise on Oceana. The ship was as lovely as we remembered her. This trip was amazing. The weather was great and everyone on board seemed happy and polite. The staff were as helpful as always. The only reason I have knocked one star off is the toilet in our cabin was struggling to flush and actually flooded the bathroom one afternoon. Also, the embarkation was a nightmare - nothing to do with the staff, just queuing and waiting and queuing and waiting and my husband was really struggling as he has mobility issues. Other than that the trip was a resounding success and Dubrovnik was stunning!! 

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4 out of 5

Med cruise by cranberry

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Oceana is a nice ship but needs up dating. It is tired. Staff and crew excellent. Entertainment good. The group called the Base tones was excellent  the food was very good 

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5 out of 5

just returned today from a... by pjd8283

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just returned today from a 7 day cruise on oceana. second time on oceana and still absolutely brilliant. a few bits of wear and tear which were being repaired, which did not affect us or the quality of the cruise. Food and service outstanding. Entertainment brilliant. M4 are a must if you get chance to see them. Cabin was clean and extremely comfortable. Ports and excursions were well organised and presented wonderfully. I cannot find a fault with our cruise or oceana and her team.

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5 out of 5

Another excellent cruise by skip4587

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

The visits and tours were well chosen. the food and entertainment excellent.

It is a pity about some of the moners below  One said the trip was for the elderly and there were a lot of old people on.  What age is that person who daily is getting older.

Another complained about the cold and told Reception. lets be right it is March.  Get a cardigan.

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5 out of 5

Great ship, lovely staff. This... by brendagary

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Great ship, lovely staff. This was a mini cruise with wirk colleagues, we had an amazing time, great food brilliant entertainment. The cabins are reasonably spacious and comfortable x

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