Oceana Cruise Review by Brian Wilson: Tropical Cruise Magic
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Tropical Cruise Magic
Destination: Panama Canal & Central America
The cruise on P & O's Oceana appeared to have it all. Flying from Glasgow to Acapulco with Thomson Airlines and boarding the ship in this romantic spot (on Valentine's day) Thereafter sailing south on the Pacific Ocean before a daytime transit of one of mankind's historic engineering feats through the Panama Canal to the Caribbean. Followed by visits to four romantic and exotic Caribbean Islands. My wife and I were not to be disappointed. It was a dream come true.
The flights from and return to Glasgow were on time and comfortable. Pre-booking seats took alot of stress out of the flights.
Having read previous reviews with some discordant notes in relation to Oceana, we wondered what to expect as this was our first cruise with P&O. We had chosen freedom dining and had a balcony cabin on "A" deck. The freedom dining was excellent and allowed us to choose when and where to dine, at the same time enjoying the four formal nights immensely. Looking out or relaxing More on our balcony was an absolute pleasure, especially with a malt whisky in my hand!
We found Oceana and her staff to be first class and that includes, ship, staff, food and entertainment. As this was our first visit to this part of the world, we booked trips for every port except Barbados, where because of an afternoon flight we chose to walk into Bridgetown which we fell in love with. A wonderful experience all round. Well done P&O. In each of the ports of Acapulco, Huatulco, San Juan del Sur, Curacao, Tortola, St Marten,and Antigua, we found the trips to be interesting,colourful, and good value for money. The rum punch's were wonderful.
Well done Oceana and staff, and well done P&O. Less
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Port and Shore Excursions
Panama Canal trip
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Through the Panama Canal on th...
Pros and Cons
Would return in a heartbeat.
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