Our cabin was excellent in terms of storage space, sleep quality, quiet, etc. The room service was on time and very nice as we always had juice and coffee or tea prior to going to breakfast. Our cabin steward, Cristine, from the Philipines was outstanding in every way. She was always pleasant and ready to be helpful! We miss her and wish her the best of luck!
Everything was always neat, clean and well stocked in the room and bath. Read entire member review >>
We had a lovely veranda cabin with perks!!! The size was great; plenty of dresser space; we even had a tub AND shower in our bath!!! Our cabin steward was wonderful! The decor in our cabin was very nice and up to date. Read entire member review >>
Nicely set up with a sitting area and balcony bit I did not see much value in the Concierge Level. May vary from sailing to sailing but I did not find our concierge helpful at all. Twice I asked him to help with a dinner reservation and twice he did not respond. As non meat eaters my husband asked him to hold back one or two of the mini tuna sandwiches served each day and he never remembered to do that. Read entire member review >>
Adquate size, small veranda with two chairs and a small table. Bathroom was crowded due to the tub, which is unecessary for most cruises! Drawers and closet were fine for the two of us to stow our things. Read entire member review >>
Small size for top standard level. Recommend booking a penthouse suite. Ceiling in bathroom could be too low for very tall people. Over six foot four inches. Lots of storage space. Beds and linens are excellent. Towels are the very best we have experienced. Amenities provided are excellent (everything but mouth wash.) Read entire member review >>
The cabin was a decent size and the bed supremely comfortable. There was a small but big enough table by the sofa which room service set up with proper table linen when we used room service.
There was plenty of storage space, no problems finding a home for everything. One case went under the bed so that we could drop purchases made on the trip in there. The others we asked our steward to store for us.
The bathroom had a bath with shower over and a separate shower. I prefer a shower so would have liked a bigger shower and no bath, but appreciate that this layout is a good way of satisfying everyone. Read entire member review >>
Our Room Staff was excellent and tried their best to make up for the oriblems. We were told on the first day by the staff that Oceania would try to sweep this fiasco under the rug and ignore it., And they Have Tried. Read entire member review >>
Good sized cabin with high end fixtures and fittings. Lots of space to stow luggage and clothes. Bathroom with separate bath and shower also very good with marble throughout.
Cabin located midship which may have cut down on the motion of the ocean! Read entire member review >>
Our Room 1062
We had a concierge veranda room. Big, comfortable bed with room under it for suitcases (and life preservers). Sofa, small desk (great for make-up, ladies), and a flat screen TV with a fair number of cable channels and movies (they played Mutiny on the Bounty almost non stop). The TV has a built-in DVD player and you can get ~100 DVDs from Reception. Two 110V outlets, one in the desk area and one in the bathroom. There is a mini fridge stocked with free sodas and water. Plenty of storage space, but most are small. In-room safe with a light. Too many coat hangers! An umbrella. Outside veranda with a small table and two chairs. Furnishings were high quality. Bathroom had a bathtub and a shower. Wish they had combined them, the shower is small for a six footer. Nice tile work. Plenty of towels. Plenty of storage with undersink, side cabinets, and another two nooks near the shower. Lights in the room and bathroom - spend some time figuring them out. Nice reading lights by the bed.
If you would like a towel for the beach, ask your attendant the night before. Read entire member review >>
Nice cabin although a bit small. Difficult with wardrobes, not easy to get dressed together. Not enough space to put everything. Bathroom lovely, but who designed the bath taps? Impossible to turn them on without hurting your neck or arms, ridiculous. Read entire member review >>
Great size veranda and completely tiled (granite) floors, counters and shower. Separate small shower and full-size (for normal people) tub with Himalayan and Hawaiian bath salts. Storage are somewhat limited, but pack light. You won't need that suit, gown or tux on the French Polynesian cruises. Opt for this level (Deck 12) if you can. You are surrounded by suites and it's the quietest place on the ship. Read entire member review >>
This room was in terrible shape and needs much maintenance. Our room was in terrible shape, lacking in regular maintenance, stained carpet and sofa, bed duster tattered, ceiling panels ready to fall down, and one side of the double bed well worn where I almost ended up on the floor by morning, bathtub in desperate need of caulking. Overall, the room looked old and worn and not elegant in any way. Read entire member review >>
We originally booked a veranda stateroom, but were offered an upgrade to “concierge level” for $100 each. This included access to the spa deck (normally $25/day each) which was the reason we accepted the offer. The staterooms are identical, but there is access to the “concierge lounge” which is a pretty small space with a few chairs, coffee, tea and juice, and various snacks throughout the day. It was mainly convenient for getting coffee first thing in the morning. The concierge himself was pretty useless (see comments above about the pirate GSM system) and only there for a few hours per day.Unless you calculate that your spa deck usage will justify the extra cost, I wouldn’t recommend concierge level over a normal veranda stateroom.The veranda staterooms are well equipped. I believe Oceania made a serious design error by including both a tub and a shower in the bathroom. The tub is too small to be comfortable, but it takes up a lot of space which could have been used to make the shower less restricted, and perhaps provide more vanity counter space. As it is, all aspects of the bathroom are compromised in size.The stateroom service was beyond reproach—the cabin was made up twice each day and was always done promptly when we left the room. Read entire member review >>
Excellent stateroom well appointed with a separate shower and bath. The only problem was that every morning the deck staff would set out the deck chairs by dragging them across the sundeck above. The noise penetrated the cabin and would prevent you from having a sleep in. Read entire member review >>
Great layout, love the shower and bath. Bulgari soaps and accompaniments were wonderful. Plenty of room. Welcome bottle was exchanged for wine. Always lots of water and pop. Read entire member review >>
Tiny closet, tiny drawers, would have preferred a combo tub/shower and more closet room. Very little storage space.Quiet location. Good side of the ship for dock side performances. 11th floor was very nice... close to pool deck and topside dining. Read entire member review >>
The Suite arrangements for two persons did not justified the square footage highlighted by the Oceania marketing material. It was very difficult for two people to have access to the Suite closet space. The closet door would open during the night. In addition, door slammings from neighboring Suites and their bathrooms would not permit a comfortable night's rest. At early morning the door slammings will be heard from the neighbors and also made from the cleaning crew. This was noticeable at all times when we were in the Suite. Read entire member review >>
Good cabin, bathroom lovely, shower is small but more than adequate for the purpose, bed comfortable. Safe to keep valuables in, didn't use computer. Drawers could have been larger, but wardrobe space very big, lots of hangers for clothes. 2 large cases would not fit into the wardrobe or under the bed so we sat one at the balcony under the curtain! No real problems. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 10090 - Good location despite being close to elevator/stairs - quiet. EXCELLENT MATTRESS! Closet size was good and we had plenty of drawers. Liked the bathroom with a shower, tub, and closed medicine cabinets on either side of the mirror. Bring international plug converter with you if you have one - both types of plugs are available. Nice balcony. Read entire member review >>
We were in stateroom 10081, a Concierge category verandah on Deck 10. This location was very close to the aft elevators, which is my preferred location on ANY ship. I definitely liked the overall styling of the stateroom. The champagne/beige/blue colors paired with the dark woods of the furniture were very soothing and classy. The beds, as reported by many, were extremely comfortable. I also thought the couch in the room was the most comfortable seating on board this ship for a short person. Ditto the desk chair. If I could have dragged that desk chair everywhere I'd be one happy camper. Since I'm a short person, the seating in the cabin was just right. There was plenty of storage for our clothing (and I'm an overpacker), but mostly because I choose to hang the majority of what we wear. The drawers in the desk area are really useless for clothing other than socks etc. They are not deep enough or they don't pull out far enough. Plus, the drawers near the closet must be for the Jolly Green Giant -- the top two (and the safe as well) required my husband to access.
The bathroom is everything you've heard. Marble everywhere, spacious, lovely tub and amenities. Nice fixtures in the shower -- but don't dare drop anything! You'll have to open the door to be able to bend down! Also, there was discussion on board about an outlet in the bathroom. There is one -- simply remove the nightlight. The bathroom gets very foggy during a hot shower. If there was a fan we were never able to locate the switch to turn it on.
We used our balcony a great deal on this sailing. The weather was just lovely (12 days of warm sunshine -- I kid you not). Evenings were balmy; the balcony furniture is extremely comfortable.
Other amenities: Hairdryer, shoeshine kit, shoehorn, sewing kit, umbrella (golf sized), robes, slippers, "pashmina-type" shawl, mini-bar, Bvlgari soaps, shampoos and lotions, shower cap, "amenity kit", bath salts, clock, safe, and laptop (which never worked once on this sailing). Read entire member review >>
Small shower, but has a tub. Marble in the bathroom very nice - drawers too short under the mirror (needs fixing) Sliding doors cheap and nasty,. TV will not rotate to allow viewing in bed because of the plug which is in the outlet on the bottom right side of the back of the TV - sticks out 3-4 inches!!! Read entire member review >>
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