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A relative upstart among the cruise lines, having only been in existence since 2003, Oceania Cruises officially entered the big time in January 2011 with the launch of Marina, its first new-build. Sleek, ...
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337 Oceania Marina Cruise Reviews

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palmerar@shaw.ca
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Our friends recommended we take this trip. We did the 10 day trip around the Tahitian Islands aboard the Marina. We upgraded to a Penthouse Room and we did fully enjoy the experience of our own butler and the executive lounge. The ... Read more
Rotenmutts
Member Since 2010
10 reviews
46 forum posts
8 helpful votes
The ship is in excellent shape now that it has aged a bit. The cabins seem smaller than the 242 sq. feet advertised. Oceania is now being cheap with soap and shampoo--not exactly what you expect from a luxury cruise. Other than that, ... Read more
whiteheath
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
The service on this ship was outstanding! Staff were very friendly and very helpful. However the general operation of the ship seemed to be sadly lacking. We rarely saw or heard from the captain other than to give us our compass bearing. ... Read more
Scraps7avernus
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
The Marina is a classy ship that was kept spotless. The highlight of the Marina was the friendliness and service of the crew. Oceania's employee training program must be top notch because every crew member we encountered said yes with a ... Read more
Jammu2
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
1 forum post
19 helpful votes
I haven't published a review in some time, as many of the major cruise lines have thousands of reviews already and what can I add? But Oceania doesn't currently have that many reviews up, and certainly not many of this particular cruise ... Read more

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sameh125
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was our second experience on Oceania, the first being the Riviera in the Med. The ship sponsored shore excursions as noted in previous comments were really limited coach tours of the countryside. One described as an extraordinary rail ... Read more
rmvennett
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our fourth Oceania cruise and we have become accustomed to the high standard of service and food. One disadvantage of going ashore in a tender/life boat is that high waves will keep you onboard. That happened on one stop in ... Read more
Glenn22
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
29 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We are in our mid 60's and have sailed 7 times in last 7 years. After 2 cruises on Celebrity Millenium ships we decided to go upscale and try Oceania Marina in 2011. One month prior to sailing, we were offered and accepted a bargain ... Read more
possumblue
Member Since 2012
1 review
43 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I am a fan of Oceania, having travelled on a few of their ships. I find the cruise line perfect for us, not to big just the right amount of quests on board. We found the ship clean, comfortable and the food excellent, the quality and ... Read more
wally_bushy
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
412 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We flew from Brisbane and stayed overnight in Auckland NZ. From there it was only a 5 hour flight to Papeete where we stayed at the Intercontinental for 2 nights. It is a nice place but expensive like all French Polynesia. The lagoon which ... Read more

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ottawacanuck
Member Since 2014
1 review
16 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We had a superb trip, nice people aboard. I have mobility issues so we booked the handicap cabin with Balcony . Oceania have only 6 handicap cabins aboard....for that I fault them. On most cruise line you can book a handicap cabin at ... Read more
JohnnyBumpo
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
3 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We sailed on the Oceania Marina on a cruise of the Tahitian islands. We started and ended in Papeete on Tahiti and visited Moorea, Raiatea, Bora Bora, Nuku Hiva, and Rangiora. Although I thought of Tahiti as a single island in the middle ... Read more
Bucketlist1204
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was our first time cruising with Oceania. We booked and deposited on this 1 ½ years ago to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary and two other couples traveled with us also celebrating anniversaries. This was a bucket list ... Read more
lschmier
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
To put it in a nutshell before our cruise on Oceania's Marina in the South Pacific, I was vehemently "anti-cruise." No more. At least not a relatively small ship such as the Marina. I'd sail on the Marina again in a flash. I ... Read more
EdmBoomer
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was our first cruise with Oceania and I have to admit to being a little disappointed with the company. The Itinerary was great, although you have to be prepared for a lot of sea days (10) for the opportunity to visit Easter Island. ... Read more

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paladin99
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
18 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We cruised Oceania for the first time on Marian on Jan 7, 2016 from Valparaiso to Papeete. This was our 40 something cruise. We cruised previously with Seabourne, Crystal, Azamara, HAL, Princess and RCC, but first time with Oceania. We ... Read more
billmuto
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
4 helpful votes
First time on Oceania but about 25 cruises under our belt ranging from Azamara, Celebrity, Princess, etc. We had really looked forward to this cruise based on the itinerary (Tahiti) and the Oceania's reputation for excellent food. ... Read more
jes95135
Member Since 2010
1 review
45 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The marina is a very comfortable ship and we and our 4 friends had a great time. Staff is very courteous and helpful; entertainment was excellent; the 4 speciality restaurants were superior - my favorite was toscana (italian). The ... Read more
rockycat181
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
24 helpful votes
We sailed from Valparaiso to Tahiti in January 2016. This was our first Oceania cruise. I doubt we would sail with Oceania again. First thing was their loss leader concept on their brochures. Advertise a low fare and when you try to ... Read more
Flatbush Flyer
Member Since 2014
1 review
2,989 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Note: we only did the 18 day portion of this longer voyage, i.e., Valparaiso to Papeete. After a many years hiatus from cruising (due to professional responsibilities), retirement found us back in the cruise world. Fortunately, several ... Read more

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StefanM
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Being experienced cruise guests, we were very disappointed by our first Oceania cruise. The atmosphere on board was boring, we felt being treated like bank accounts, which are debited by every staff contact. Worst was our experience ... Read more
golfs72
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our fourth cruise with Oceania and the third time we occupied an "Oceania Suite". We always book our own pre-cruise travel and hotels therefore this review is confined to the cruise itself. Marina is a beautiful ship, ... Read more
milceb
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
6 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We had a wonderful time on the Buenos Aires to Valparaiso cruise. Oceania does a great job of providing a spacious cabin, we had a verandah, delicious food, all the specialty restaurants are excellent and we had some memorable meals in ... Read more
TravelingAngel
Member Since 2011
1 review
233 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We got back from our cruise last week, Southernmost Wonders from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso, and although I am not in a position to write a real cruise review due to some unforeseen circumstances, I do want to say a few words about my ... Read more
@TravelNut1
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
Took the Southern Wonders cruise from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso and absolutely loved it. A fabulous itinerary!!!! The weather and waters cooperated beautifully - only one really rough day and night. Took both Marina tours and independent ... Read more

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