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Oriana Cruise Review by marconi: Oriana beautiful ship below average food


marconi
1 Review
Member Since 2004
285 Posts

Member Rating

Cabin 4.0
Dining 1.0
Embarkation 4.0
Enrichment Activities 2.0
Entertainment 3.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 4.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates 3.0
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions 3.0
Value for Money 3.0

Oriana beautiful ship below average food

Sail Date: February 2012
Destination: Transatlantic
Embarkation: Sydney (Australia)

This cruise had all the ticks for making our 25th wedding anniversary great and it did, except for the very below standard food which was a major disappointment to us and many other friends we made on this cruise. At most ports we treated ourselves to a fantastic meal rather than being disappointed by the awful food on the Oriana especially in the Conservatory. Very few of our choices in the main dining room were up to expectations. We tried different dishes when the menu was repeated for the second sector from San Francisco to Southampton but still we were disappointed. But then again, this is our opinion.

The ports of call were very good and some we enjoyed more than others especially Honolulu and San Francisco. The highlight of the cruise for us was the transverse of the Panama Canal, which was a whole day event and it was amazing.

The ship in itself is very classically styled and well looked after by the crew who were forever scraping down the rust and painting. More

We made some very lovely friendships through the cc's meetings and our dining table companions.

The entertainment left a lot to be desired unless you liked UK comedy which at times can be very boring. The Headliners (the ship's dance/singing group) were excellent and did a very good show of Freddie Mercury's songs amongst other performances. All the others were OK. Less


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