This is an old ship with very few conveniences e.g., technology. Electrical plugs are only found in the cabin to charge phones/iPad and passengers are not allow to leave devices charging unattended due to fire hazards. The ship has breakdowns which may impact the selected route. Passengers who started the route in San Diego spent 10 days in Hawaii because the ship broke down; they were given $500 onboard credit per cabin. DON'T BUY EXCURSION THROUGH OCEANIA, BUY THEM AT EACH PORT; THEY ARE MUCH CHEAPER AND MORE FUN.
be ready for the cruisers to be 80 years old and have walkers.
Pack closed toe shoes for dinner
Participate, relax and enjoy yourself. If you are bored its your own fault
Make sure one has no sea sickness
Spend a little more with Oceania, get room service free for breakfast lunch and dinner specialty drinks free. And much much more
Grand Dining Room meals were fabulous, but if you're in a hurry to finish, your best bet would be the Terrace Cafe!
Take some sea sickness patches just in case! :)
Be pepared for any kind of weather. Our weather, fortunately was warm an dry.
Take part - get involved. You'll have a good time.
I wish I had splurged on more Excursions cause I only did 4 and they were all excellent. Also I think its smart to travel the day before and after the cruise in the event of an airline mishap which occurs on a regular basis and it also gives you time to enjoy those two locations as well.
Wait until after it goes into dry dock.
Arrive at least one day ahead!
Don't forget 2-for-1 happy hour from 5PM-6PM and 10PM-11PM in Martini's and the Regatta Lounge!
If you travel in Regatta, expect an older crowd and little to no entertainment for younger couples or families with young children.
Very relaxing, older crowd. If your looking for late night parting it’s a very small group.
Enjoy the food. they make their own ice cream/gelato.