GREAT Time on Sirena- Kasbah to Canaries

Sirena Cruise Review to Canaries

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 50

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Sirena

Passage to Broadway - Barcelona to New York

Sail date: September 20, 2016

Ship: Sirena

Cabin number: 7016

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

My wife and I were very pleased with our trip, its itinerary and especially the food and staff. I could not believe previous reviews about the staff, because it was the best on all 4 of my Oceania voyages. Food was superior once again especially in the GDR and Red Ginger, and the Terrace Cafe had a large variety of choices at all meals. The ship has most of the same amenities as Marina and Riviera , though it has fewer specialty restaurants and the boutiques are smaller. The entertainment was varied and very enjoyable, and we experienced all of them- nightly production shows and guest performers, The Quadruvian String Quartet, the Sirena Show band, dancing at night in Horizons, etc.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Grand Dining Room is almost as large as the ones on Marina and Riviera. Ask waiter about portions and add a side dish if you think the portion of the entree may be small for you.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
A few more activities could be planned for the days at sea, but Sirena offered more than either Riviera or Marina. Spa facilities were excellent and the pool area was very nice and well staffed. Granted, the pool was small, but no one was looking to do their morning laps!

Entertainment

5 out of 5
We attended every show- Best Oceania Production Company I've seen who did 4 shows. Varied performers- Incredible Soprano, Celtic Fiddling, etc. Great show band and wonderful string quartet who we listened to every night.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Waiters, housekeeping, Spa employees and pool staff were excellent. Rafael-CEO was everywhere and very helpful. Corey the Tour Director was engaging, often silly, but truly cares about the ship and passengers.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very clean! Some evidence of the ship's age in places. Must continue to keep the ship updated. Public areas were very nice. Casino, bars, library, internet room, card room, etc. were all very nice!

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The cabin was small, especially the bathroom, but that is true of ALL the R ships like Nautica, etc. I usually worked out, went to the steam room and took a shower at the Spa, while my wife used our cabin. Room was clean and well maintained by housekeeping. Bedding, pillows are superior.

Ship tip

Oceania caters mostly to an older traveler. GREAT Food, great itineraries and tours, and enough entertainment and activities to make me continue to book on Oceania. Try to find a cabin in the middle of the ship if available. Book a larger cabin if you think you'll be cramped.

Ports of call

Cartagena, Spain

3 out of 5
You can walk into town very easily and see many of the top attractions w/o a tour. Only port I would say that about.

Malaga, Spain

5 out of 5
Go to Granada and Alhambra! Full day w/lunch.

Lisbon, Portugal

5 out of 5
Loved Lisbon! You can walk into the older part of Lisbon from the ship, but take a Highlights Tour that includes a trolley ride through the city.

Santa Cruz De Tenerife, Canary Islands

5 out of 5

Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

5 out of 5
Tour the National Park, vineyards and do the camel ride! Very unusual place.

Agadir, Morocco

3 out of 5
Long trip to village outside of Agadir; very interesting, look at real life in country.

Casablanca, Morocco

5 out of 5
Highlights Tour- we had an exceptional guide. Great contrasts.

Gibraltar (U.K.)

5 out of 5
Great shopping; can walk into town easily. Go see the tunnels and apes!

Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands

5 out of 5
Take the tour to Valldemossa and the Train ride in Soller. Lunch was great. Beautiful scenery if you get away from the port. Tapas and Flamenco tour is also very good.
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