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Marina Cruise Review by Bob4Golf

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Marina
Marina
Member Name: Bob4Golf
Cruise Date: June 2013
Embarkation: Southampton
Destination: Baltic & Northern Europe
Cabin Category: OC
Cabin Number: 12010
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 5+
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5+
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 4.0
Embarkation 5.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 4.0
Rates 5.0
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Oceania Does It Again!!

This was our third Oceania cruise and the best yet. As a 10th Anniversary designated sailing, we had several complimentary special events on board that included gifts for passengers and even more food/drinks of all things.

The staff is always helpful and get the genuineness of it as a passenger. It is not just a gesture. The Butler and cabin service was exemplary. The Marina is still a very new ship so it is clean, well maintained and stylish.

The specialty restaurants are the best at sea and booking reservations for them as early as possible is a must. We enjoy Red Ginger the most.

The on board Culinary Center classes are excellent and a good value. Not only do you learn some things and drink wine, but Chef Kelly makes them fun as well.

The La Reserve 7 course dinners paired with wines are a great experience. There is an extra charge but with the group limited to 24(3 tables of 8 ea)it is a very nice dining experience.

The common areas of the ship never seem crowded and there are a lot of advantages to the Marina/Riviera size ships from our view including the Culinary Center, La Reserve, the miniature golf course, more space in the specialty restaurants, etc.




The Boarding process for suite occupants was smooth and efficient. Our cabin was ready when we arrived. Disembarkation was well organized and efficient as well.

If one had a criticism of Oceania it would be that their shore excursions are expensive for the quality and duration. Taking the time to arrange private tours or explore ports on your own is of greater value.

But all in all, a great cruising experience.



Publication Date: 07/03/13
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