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bbross
Oct 07, 2016

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.

megtorelli
Sep 01, 2016

If you enjoy a lot of shore time and less cruising time. Many days the sailing didn't start until 11 pm , when many people are getting ready to sleep.

jefeldman
Jun 16, 2018

Best seat in the house is at the Horizon lounge, top deck. Overlooks the bow.

infonurse
Jun 02, 2018

The bathrooms on this ship are a bit smaller than on other bigger ships. Make use of what little space there is by bringing magnets to hang up papers and declutter the desk areas. I also bring a multi-plug cord and a nightlight, so I can charge my devices during the night, and the nightlight provides enough light in the cabin to navigate in the dark. If you book a balcony room, enjoy the balcony! We travel with another couple and we spend a lot of time out there and, during this trip, we were pretty much the only ones out on our balcony. If you do travel with others and book adjoining cabins, you cannot have the steward open the door, unless you are parent/children. Apparently it is against their policies.

Bobleen
May 25, 2018

Bring reading material for the sea days

APL1
Apr 16, 2018

If you want to go on shore excursion, do not go on Oceania's shore excursions. Organize your shore excursions on your own, at every port ahead of time before boarding the ship through other reliable independent vendors/contractors (check for names on the internet).

Jlsoftly
Mar 29, 2018

Don't book on the Sirena.

jtwhitlaw
Dec 31, 2017

Don't!

bdonato
Nov 14, 2017

Small ship, not as many features as the larger ships.

daisyow
Oct 12, 2017

Bring a US coverter to charge your phones and tablets. I purchased ine on Amazon and used it daily.

jeanne4434
Oct 12, 2017

Just enjoy yourself. No long lines or people trying to sell you stuff all the time. The food is excellent and everyone is really nice.

direcctionge33
Oct 12, 2017

Just enjoy yourself. No long lines or people trying to sell you stuff all the time. The food is excellent and everyone is really nice.

GeorgesMom
Sep 25, 2017

Don't overlook the library on Deck 10 - so many great books AND a paperback exchange.

bjszabo98
Jun 09, 2017

Oceania caters mainly to an older crowd who can be away for 2+ weeks.

johnfisher23112
May 15, 2017

Being a smaller ship, you feel more of the ocean waves, especially side-to-side.

carollynnhousto
Mar 12, 2017

You might want to try looking your own excursions.

elv518
Jan 28, 2017

Get a room with a balcony.

GeorgesMom
Dec 14, 2016

Don't bring children, and don't choose this ship for the entertainment. It excels in itineraries, food, staff and those fabulous beds in no particular order, but it's simply not the place for children or late-night partiers. If you're (roughly) 40-75 and well traveled it's perfect.

mjslubbock
Dec 14, 2016

Book your next cruise while you are on this one in order to get an excellent deal, with all credit going to your own travel agent.

smint6414
Aug 14, 2016

This was our first cruise with Oceania , and the Sirena . We had good reviews form friends about the food , and it wasn't what we expected . Our recomendation will be for one of the best itineraries to cover in 10 days .