Marina Cruise Review by beasleybird: Great ship, great food!

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Great ship, great food!

Sail Date: May 2012
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
Embarkation: Barcelona

We had a great time on this cruise. The ship is beautiful and the food, as expected, is what differentiates Oceania from the others. The entertainment was better than we expected. We enjoyed it almost every night. There was one entertainer who's claim to fame was the "happy days" jingle. It was way overdone. Get over the 80's already! Food was excellent in all venues.

This was a very port intensive cruise so we probaby did not get to enjoy all this gorgeous ship had to offer. The only tacky thing was that despite their marketing, Oceania did not offer really any complementary tranfers to town. In fact in one port, we could not get to the designated port so we docked elsewhere and Oceania bussed us to the port. Then we were abandonned! They published a bus schedule. We took one bus to town. Then we arrived for our return bus 15 minutes early. The local contact advised us the return bus had already left as it filled up early. Next bus was in two hours!! some More folks took a return cab. So again, there is no complementary bus/transfer! Same thing with complentary clothes pressing. forget it! We booked a concierge cabin. The complementary pressing covers one article per person. Hardly worth the print cost in the marketing material. So again, don't count on it.

Overall the ship and the food made this trip worthwhile. Regarding the shore excursions, way overpriced! Organize on cruisecritic and do your own! Less

Published 09/12/12

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