The concierge cabins are still a little too small for our liking. The closet is placed next to one side of the bed, thus anyone sitting putting their shoes on prevents the other person from accessing the closet. Any room that does not allow two persons to pass at the foot of the bed without doing the limbo is also to snug. The famous (or infamous) showerheads are an impediment for people more than 6 feet tall, and induce you to wash your hair each time no matter what since you can't keep your hair dry without leaning away at unusual angles. the cabin appointments are excellent, and classy in feel. The bed is comfortable for two, also. Read entire member review.
Our cabin, 9021, was very nice with more room than most balcony cabins that we have encountered. The shower was small, however, and the bathtub unnecessary in our opinion since we don't take baths. The bed was very comfortable. The sewards provided very good service and got us anything we requested in a timely fashion. We liked the unlimited bottle water and soft drinks. Read entire member review.
Cabin overall is quite adequate - bedding, layout, bathroom generally very high quality.
Safe is good.
Carpet and furniture fine.
Drawers are not long enough under the TV
TV won't rotate - the outlet is in the wrong place
Lots and lots of nits, - but overall, excellent - if they fix the nits would be fabulous. Some of the nits would be difficult to fix though! Read entire member review.
Our concierge state room, 9120, port side, aft, was well located just a few cabins away from the aft elevators and staircase. This elevator bank led directly to the main dining room, the Terrace Cafe and the Polo Grill and Toscana specialty restaurants. The ninth floor deck had the concierge lounge and a laundry facility forward. Physically the room was quite beautiful, with dark wood appointments a nice large king bed that was comfortable. A laptop computer was provided, however, since we brought our own we did not use the one provided. There was a flat screen TV with Fox and MSNBC, but no CNN, which was missed. The bathroom had a large tub which we did not use and a small shower. The countertop was a bit small, but provided enough room for most of our toiletries. Two mirrored cabinets on the side gave us ample extra space. In addition there were a few other drawers and shelves for storage. The towels were large and fluffy and Bulgari soaps, lotions and shampoos were provided. Based on previous reviews, we were worried about storage space but the drawers, closet and cabinet proved adequate. So physically the cabin met our expectations, though I would have preferred a larger shower without a bathtub since we never used it. (I'm sure a big tub is a good marketing tool for certain groups.) Now for a few negatives. When we arrived, the cabin was clean, but not spotless. We quickly found a cabin attendant on the floor (not ours), who took care of our issues. While I am not sure, I believe that in order to get cabins ready, deck by deck, a team approach is used to prepare the rooms. Thus we are not sure if our cabin attendant actually cleaned our stateroom. Indeed, our attendant, Ebner, was the best attendant and we have had on any of our cruises. He and his assistant seemed to be always there, out of sight, except when we needed him. So despite the slightly sour first impression, we were extremely satisfied with the cleanliness of the room.
The big negative for the room became obvious for us when we were docking in St. Petersburg at 6 AM. Our cabin shook and shuttered, not vibrated, in our opinion excessively. The clothes in the closet and shelves shook, glasses rattled and it woke us up, which to say the least, upset and annoyed us a lot. We complained on our mid-cruise evaluation and met with an officer the executive concierge who told us that it was normal for the thrusters to operate like that. We had them follow up and come by our cabin when we were departed another port, but again we were told it was normal. If that was normal, it was unacceptable to us. We were offered another cabin farther aft that we declined, since we felt it could be worse and not worth the trouble. We were most recently on Celebrity Solstice class ships (once in a corner stern cabin and twice aft in regular cabins), and never felt such shuttering. Sure there was vibration, but this felt as if someone was pushing an accelerator and brake at the same time, causing the ship to buck. I don't know whether of the Marina is propelled by a pod system or a regular propeller with side thrusters. I would expect that such a new ship would have the latest in technology, which I think is the pod system, and be reasonably smooth. This whole experience really disappointed us and put a damper on the whole cruise. If we were to ever choose Oceania Marina again, we would stay mid ship, away from the thrusters near the bow and stern.
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Great room & good location
Near conceirge lounge & washing facilities.
Very quiet & very little outside noise.
Bit of a walk from dining facilities but good exercise.
Balcony is really good but can get quite windy.
Bathroom of good design. Shower is on the smallish size but not a huge issue.
Good air-conditioning & ample storage. Read entire member review.