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The 77,000-tonne, 2,016 passenger Oceana may not be the largest or fanciest in P&O's fleet, but its contemporary vibe is attractive to both the new-to-cruising younger set as well as veteran cruisers. For ...
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Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
I had booked my first ever cruise to celebrate my 65th birthday and chose P&O on recomendations of friends and family. As I had never been on a cruise before a weeks cruise seemed long enough and boy oh boy am I glad that it was only a ... Read more
Stevesteam
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Negatives first. Oceana is not a new ship so make allowances. She shows rust streaks on the white paint that can make her look shabby when alongside newer cruisers. Inside she's been refurbished in places but a lick of paint and varnish ... Read more
Smithy56
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
First time with P&O and sadly the last. Been on Celebrity many times but agent suggested this cruise, seen the adverts and it looked good so gave it a go. We paid over five thousand for the rust bucket we sailed on Oceana. First ... Read more
Alrugger
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was our first cruise with this company after 2 with another company. It was was booked largely on the strength of the itinerary. The company website stated the ship was suitable for all ages. Wrong ! We are aged 46 and 52 and ... Read more
optipessi
Member Since 2014
1 review
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
A one week cruise on the Oceana, starting in Genoa and finishing in Venice. Embarkation was smooth and hassle free and luggage arrived within minutes of accessing our cabin. The inside, Level F cabin was surprisingly spacious, clean ... Read more

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Tina.w12
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
364 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was our first cruise with P&O. Embarkation- early flight from Manchester and on the ship by 11am This is the first time I have embarked and the cabins were not ready. They were ready by the time we had wandered round the ... Read more
sailawaysteve
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
This was a fly cruise package. This all worked really well both on the outward and inward journeys - P and O had it very well organised. we landed in Genoa at about 10:30 and by 11:15 we were on the ship sampling the barbecue buffet. Our ... Read more
Laura Marr
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
Travelled from Edinburgh to Genoa with Titan airways. Once we checked in our cases we never saw them until they were outside our cabin. Both embarkation and Disembarkation were very efficient and quick. We had an outside cabin on deck ... Read more
Mary Welsh
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
Just returned from a trip on the Oceana. Was very wary after reading some negative reviews but need not have bothered. We had a fantastic time. The ship was lovely, staff were great, food plentiful and delicious. Ports of call varied and ... Read more
Hob123
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
16 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Yes the ship is a little dated,but they do everything right on this ship with marvellous staff to the food.the only gripe I can think of is the entertainment which I thought was only average. We used the plaza restaurant a lot due to ... Read more

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Arthurwait
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We took a late booking for this trip around Italy (Venice to Genoa) and the first time on Oceana. Having read some negative reviews I was slightly apprehensive but was soon won over by the quiet and elegant charm of this ship. While it ... Read more
jemgee
Member Since 2010
1 review
50 forum posts
0 helpful votes
OK it was an early charter flight out but went perfectly. First time on Oceana and felt it showed its original US Princess design with open large casino and art gallery which you had to walk through. Liked the atrium design - but these ... Read more
Nikiup
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We sailed in August for the 2 week cruise from Genoa to Venice and back. Having read some reviews about the poor state of the oceans we were pleasantly surprised by the size and standard of the balcony cabins, and the overall decor of the ... Read more
Peterh5
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
We had a nice time on the Oceana and the itinerary was great Naples, Florence , Pisa and Venice. however we made the mistake of booking an inside cabin and it was not good too near the theatre and you can guess the rest could not even try ... Read more
Stevelex56
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
The Oceania Marina is the perfect cruise ship both in size and amenities. A truly excellent staff, unsurpassed food (from the Main Dining Room to the 4 specialty restaurants)! The Tea Time at 4 pm each day complete with a string quartet ... Read more

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Bluebell28
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This cruise was great for me and my 2 year old daughter because it is a family friendly and not too formal. There ship was a perfect mix of activity and relaxation. The entertainment in the starlights theatre was brilliant, I ... Read more
Abi_80
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
As a first time cruiser I didn't really know what to expect but I had a fantastic holiday. The other option was a 5* all inclusive deal somewhere and this was much better value and not much more expensive in the school holidays. ... Read more
DursleyCruiser
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
This was my families second cruise after travelling with Carnival in 2012 on the Carnival Breeze. The first thing we noticed that the Breeze was three weeks old when we sailed on it, the Oceana is 11 or 12 years old and looks it from the ... Read more
Hobscheshire
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
What a fantastic week long cruise. We are a couple in our 40's and have been on the Azura previously. Oceana is not as modern as that but the cabin and other areas were always clean and the staff were friendly enough (some more than ... Read more
Pomlady
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
Just back from a lovely cruise round Italy and Croatia. Dont know what all the poor reviews on this ship are about - she is just as good now as she was 10 years ago! We had a family cabin with bunk beds but they were quite adequate for ... Read more

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Lytham Scotty
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
12th P&O cruise in 18 months (my last!!). Oceana is being allowed to "rot" in the Med with rust everywhere. The rusting balconies are well documented. The hull is a disgrace with rust along just about every weld line. Try ... Read more
Triplalot
Member Since 2015
1 review
226 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
The excellent: The itinerary was very good which is why we picked this cruise. We particularly enjoyed Kotor, Dubrovnik and the sail in to Venice. We renewed our vows on board and this was organized professionally by the wedding ... Read more
Samscruises
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just returned from 7 night cruise on this old tired ship. After cruising mostly with Thomson`s and NCL we thought we would try P@O as the dates suited my time off work. Expecting a better standard to reflect the price we paid!!!!!!!! how ... Read more
AndreaC
Member Since 2010
1 review
21 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have recently returned from a two week fly cruise on P and O’s Oceana, beginning and ending our holiday in Genoa. The first thing to highlight in this review is that it is impossible to fault P and O’s organisation of the ... Read more
lenny61
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Me and my sister have just returned from this cruise and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was my sisters first cruise and she is definitely going to do it again. Flights were good but very early. When we arrived at the ship it was all very ... Read more

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