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91 Oceania Barcelona Cruise Reviews

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winform
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Inaugural cruise of Sirena and we sailed on Marina last year. The service on arrival was excellent although it was obvious much needed to be finished, they were still painting sections when we left 14 dats later. Our bed head arrived after ... Read more
rprachesky
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
I was interested in the ports especially Istanbul and was very disappointed when they changed Istanbul as the final destination to Athens. It was for security reasons so really can't blame Oceania. The cruise was real good but decided ... Read more
Odysseus615
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We, too, were on the Sirena inaugural cruise. This was, obviously, a shake-down cruise and while most of the cosmetic changes had been made, a lot of work remained to be done. Still, our Penthouse Suite was fully furnished upon arrival, ... Read more
Anchor Light
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was our 17th cruise - 4th on Oceania. The food was very good for the most part and in perfect portions for multiple-course meals (with the exception of perhaps one overzealous cook who seemed to greatly overcook the fish fillets ... Read more
Artruro
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
Very disappointed in this cruise. The ship is wonderful, the crew was very effective - if not the best I have ever seen, but I was very disappointed in being turned away from Bemuda due to a "norovirus" outbreak. No ... Read more

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wristband
Member Since 2000
3 reviews
579 forum posts
1 helpful vote
First, we have been on ten O cruises (over 30 total) so there are grounds for a fair comparison and constructive criticism. The cruise as a whole was disappointing and in many respects discouraging. As long-time fans of Oceania, we ... Read more
kazu
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
34,818 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Having cruised on NCL, Celebrity, Princess, Disney and Holland America LIne (cruise line of choice of late), we were looking forward to our experience on Riviera and our "step up" from mass market lines to Premier cruising on O. ... Read more
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retired55plus
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
We were aboard the Riviera for the Transatlantic crossing Barcelona to Miami. We have done 10 previous cruises but this was our first cruise with Oceania and we were expecting a special experience as we were celebrating my husbands ... Read more
dibel
Member Since 2012
1 review
65 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Having cruised many lines previously but not Oceania, we eagerly looked forward to our first, which was the transatlantic cruise from Barcelona to Miami. While it was probably the worst cruise I've ever been on, I will endeavor to state ... Read more
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travelingduo
Member Since 2004
5 reviews
412 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Just returned from the 11/18 Transatlantic sailing onboard the Riviera. The ship is beautiful, the crew was attentive, and to food was good. Warning: If you are an O cheerleader and don’t want to read anything negative about O, ... Read more

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Torbsboy
Member Since 2012
1 review
28 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We had an amazing experience on Marina in 2013 when we went to Brazil. The ship was fantastic and the service was first rate. Our butler was exceptional and kept in touch with us on a daily basis. I still have a little wooden parrot at ... Read more
hsmcruise
Member Since 2005
14 reviews
291 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We were on the Marina 3 years ago and was not wowed. This time it had improved tremendously. The food and service was much better. We had one bad meal in the Dining Room and the rest were either good to GREAT! My favorite dining ... Read more
meerkats
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Overall very pleased. The food was plentiful but served luke warm all the time except in Red Ginger and Jacques. The Grand Dining room was very impressive but if you sat with others, by the time the meal was served, again luke warm. The ... Read more
Goldenera
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Standards onboard were excellent, we have sailed 7 times now with them and have always had brilliant food and service second to none. Ship is as beautiful now as she was 3 years ago. A lovely feeling throughout the ship. A lot of ... Read more
artlovingfoodie
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
13 forum posts
7 helpful votes
I did so much research in preparation for this cruise so wanted to add detail to help others who are considering Oceana Marina. Overall, I think the trick is to work around the weaknesses of this cruise to get the best experience but for ... Read more

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Benji1
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
Overall experience Only good - for the price we paid I felt that the cruise was average. The ship is elegant, but very dark. Food standards are good but not what you read on the reviews. Room We went concierge class which ... Read more
gianluigiquentin@aol.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
My recent cruising of the Insignia, a vessel belonging to Oceania Cruises, was quite disappointing after having enjoyed several cruising trips on various vessels belonging to their sister company, Regent Seven Seas Cruises. The Insignia ... Read more
Bobby Miami
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our second cruise on Oceania the first one was on Marina and this latest one on Riviera, they are identical sister ships. The ship is relatively new and very attractive with good amenities including a fairly decent WiFi for a ... Read more
dgkkcruise
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
First time cruiser on Oceania. Ship was beautiful, accommodations very nice. Did not go for the concierge level, glad we did not...no real benefit, as you are not on the ship that much and we booked our own excursions prior to boarding. ... Read more
Carol 721
Member Since 2014
1 review
16 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My husband and I sailed on Oceania's 1,200 passenger ship, The Riviera, from Barcelona to Rome for 10 days in late May 2015. It was our first cruise ever and it was utterly grand in every way. In retrospect we started right at the top! ... Read more

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sssteve
Member Since 2011
1 review
48 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our second cruise with Oceania. The first was on the Marina on the Baltic cruise about 2 years ago. We enjoyed that one so we tried another one. This time we did the 8 day western Mediterranean cruise between Barcelona and ... Read more
gdsud
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
Background : Well travelled senior couple. Sailed with many cruise lines including Oceania's Regatta and Insignia. Regent Seven Seas, Princess, Celebrity, Wind Star, Holland America, NCL to name a few,we also sailed with Viking River ... Read more
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FBurcaw
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
We had opted for a pre-cruise night at the Hilton Barcelona. Our flight to Barcelona went well and we were promptly transferred to our Hotel. Although we were there in the morning, our room was ready. The room was very nice, clean and ... Read more
NotsoMerry
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
If you're looking for a wonderful way to spend Thanksgiving, book this crossing. Fabulous food, good entertainment and superb service, both in the dining venues and in the staterooms. We left from Barcelona, went to Cartagena, Malaga, ... Read more
saratojo
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
65 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
There are those who say Oceania food is not what it once was including one review of this particular cruise. I must vehemently disagree. My wife and I both food the food to be outstanding in every venue. The only food criticisms we had was ... Read more

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