This was our second time aboard Marina and the second time we stayed in this same cabin, Oceania Suite 12009. The cabin's butler was Ravi and the housekeeper was Tetiana. Both were great at providing service for both us and the cabin. On days when we were in port, we would order breakfast the evening before using the card provided and Ravi would be there almost at the exact time we had requested breakfast. We ate in the cabin twice for dinner ordering from one the specialty restaurants. One night was from Red Ginger because my wife wanted the sorbet desert and was disappointed when it was served in regular ice cream bowls. We think passengers have been taking the bowls used in the restaurant. The cabin was always kept up, so no complaints in that area. We were unsure what six bottles of alcohol we wanted, so Ravi told us to order what we wanted when we were ready.
The one thing we noticed in the cabin that did not seem all that evident the last time we stayed in this cabin was the noise from the fitness room above the cabin. It could be the last cruise was port intensive so we were up and about very early. On this cruise with the sea days, the pounding would begin at 7am if not before. Read entire member review >>
This is an impressive suite. We have sailed in large suites including Owner's Suites on other cruise lines but this one is truly impressive. Very spacious, contemporary finishes with clean lines, and very comfortable. A large master bath (100 sq. ft.) and a second bath with a stand up shower. Plenty of storage in addition to the walk in closet. The Media Room with TV, Movies and Music is a very nice touch. The balcony has a TV as well plus a jacuzzi tub and speakers for either TV or music. The King Size bed is wonderful and you get a pillow selection menu with a choice of something like 8 different pillow possibilities.
The Butler service was excellent and not only do you receive daily canape's but you can order in suite course by course dinner from any of the specialty restaurants at no additional charge. Our Butler also indicated that we could request anything for breakfast and did not have to follow the normal checklist menu provided. The twice a day cabin service kept everything neat and clean.
At over twice the size of a Penthouse Suite, this is a great value and experience.
The Oceana suite is by far the most spacious we have ever been in. You do pay the premium for it however. Something we wouldnt do all the time but a treat now and again.There was a soundroom with plenty of music and movies to choose from. Would have liked some more modern music to choose from as alot of it was dated. Apart from that we couldnt fault. Decor was modern and lovely. Read entire member review >>
What can I say? One of the best and best thought-out suites I have ever seen on a ship. I could live in this suite. Living/Dining Room, TV Room, Bedroom, more than ample walk-in closet, two bathrooms (Though every husband we met said the same thing—the wife pretty much took over the "big" bathroom and the husbands all ended up permanently relegated to the "guest" bathroom!). Private (one-person) Jacuzzi on the balcony with a big screen TV over the Jacuzzi! Very nice-sized bar came fully stocked with a bottle of Bacardi Rum, Grey Goose Vodka, Black Label Scotch, a red and a white wine and a bottle of Gin (which I quickly traded for a second bottle of scotch!). My only real issue with the suite was that there were so many light switches that it usually took me 20 minutes to figure out how to turn off all of the lights. My wife's issue was that there seemed to be constant whistling from the bedroom sliding glass door on windy nights. Of course, I slept right through it.
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