We’re fresh off of Oceania Cruises‘ new Marina, and we’ll be posting our full review of the ship soon. Can’t wait? Here’s a quick overview while it’s still fresh in our minds:
Oceania’s Marina feels both evolutionary and revolutionary. It bridges the gap between mainstream and luxury, offering the choices of the former, and luxe-level cuisine and service. It’s the new Crystal.
The good stuff? Oceania diehards will recognize that the line standards — exceptional service, Canyon Ranch spa, culinary emphasis with restaurants like Toscana (Italian) and Polo (steak) – are just as good if not better here. Plus, there’s extra room for eateries like Red Ginger (Asian) and Jacques (French). Cabins have gorgeous marble bathrooms with separate tubs and showers. The Artist Loft, for painting/drawing and photography, has potential (still finding its way), while culinary workshops with Bon Appetit offer hands-on instruction.
Misses? The ultra-popular specialty restaurants force scheduling rigidity. There are lots of penthouse suites (great layout, ultra comfy) with butlers, but then what’s the concierge for? Entertainment is pallid.
Our review is coming, but while you’re waiting, check out what our members are saying about Marina.
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