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103 Oceania Barcelona Cruise Reviews

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stanleywang
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
to see Spain coast and Morocco. We came one day early to make sure catching the cruise. it seemed a bad idea staying in it assigned hotel Barcelona Hilton, not only charged double for 2 persons in one room, but had very poor ... Read more
barb23
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
"The Finest Cuisine at Sea"? Well, there's the Aral Sea. The menu read, "Duck a la Orange." How Oceania could then offer up slender morsels of duck breast, with a side sauce, is a mystery; unless, perhaps, the chef ... Read more
buggins0402
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
2,942 forum posts
14 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the unique seven day point to point itinerary, from Barcelona to Rome. We are still working and like to spend some of our vacation time exploring on land, so we ended our trip exploring some areas in Italy ... Read more
cindergal38
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Its an excellent value for the money compared to may upscale cruises. Everything first rate and staff could not do enough. Some of the excursions just okay but still fantastic. I'd rather they gave less excursions but better ones! The ... Read more
hughg31033
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
28 helpful votes
This is a cruise for more discerning foodies who want quality, service and luxury and don’t want to be herded along with thousands of other passengers on a monster ship. After reading other reviews below, two alarm bells rang in ... Read more

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krow13
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
4 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Our first Oceania cruise and sadly our last. For the following reasons: The Nautica did have good food, some of the best we've had on a cruise ship. The service was OK but it was very slow at several of our meals in the main dining ... Read more
Cecile.freiberg@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
We chose this cruise because we heard Oceania gave you great service and catered to passengers. We paid top price for a second hand ship they purchased fromPrincess and tried to refurbish it for this cruise and did not have enough time so ... Read more
lis1407
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
78 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Was this inaugural voyage cruise interesting? Yes and no..... yes because.. Christening Ceremony is probably a once in a livetime event. Several special gifts.... With J. Pepin and Claudine abord,you can expect some ... Read more
TERRIER1
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
2,084 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This was our 9th cruise on Oceania. We prefer the smaller R ships to the Marina and Riviera.This voyage was booked on board our previous cruise over a year ago and we liked the itinerary. We have been cruising with Oceania since 2008. ... Read more
winform
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
17 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

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Beachbum0508
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Heard great things about Oceania. This cruise was the inaugural cruise on Sirena. We were extremely disappointed in this ship. The renovations they claim to make we're not always evident. From problems with rooms, service and ... Read more
rprachesky
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 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
9 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
HappyTravelMidwest
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
My husband and I have sailed many times with Windstar, Seabourn, Azamara, Cunard, Celebrity, and Holland America. This was the worst cruise we have ever experienced. From the moment of embarkation, seemingly simple requests were met with ... Read more
Anchor Light
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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

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Artruro
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
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
wristband
Member Since 2000
3 reviews
583 forum posts
3 helpful votes
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
35,331 forum posts
3 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
2 helpful votes
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
5 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
418 forum posts
4 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
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
4 helpful votes
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
2 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

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