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114 Oceania Barcelona Cruise Reviews

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Seawatch1
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 forum posts
15 helpful votes
We booked this cruise as a result of an excellent previous Oceania cruise (on Riviera) and corporate publicity for their 'new' ship. I will endeavour to be honest and truthful with regard to my comments and facts. The company Oceania ... Read more
lynn1000
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
I planned this trip for my husband's birthday and did a lot of research in advance. The newly refurbished Sirena is beautifully equipped. Its layout makes sense and there are surprises tucked on every deck -music - refreshments - ... Read more
Amartlay
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 forum post
39 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Well! Well! Where to begin? Flight problems: After receiving our flight information, I called the airlines to see if we could upgrade to first class. We were told that since our tickets were "bulk" purchase (more on this ... Read more
martyweed
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
88 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The Sirena was the new addition to the fleet and having sailed on all the others we thought we would like to be on it's inaugural voyage. We took the section from Barcelona to Le Havre, 21 days. The SIrena is another of the old ... Read more
Rbben
Member Since 2014
1 review
18 forum posts
5 helpful votes
If you love the Nautica, Insignia or Regatta you will love the Sirena - it is the same ship (almost). I have done over 35 cruises and 10 on Oceania. I sailed on the Sirena when it was the R4 and when it was the Pacific Princess. I love ... Read more
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caseywasey
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
chose this cruise for the places it was visiting, food in Red Ginger was excellent, the Steak House was marginal would have eaten at Red Ginger more often but they told us they are sold out the day of boarding...hmmm. cabin stewart ... Read more
vcd
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We had never travelled on Oceania but our travel agent recommended this cruise as we were going with our parents who are older people and need help in many ways. She said the service was great and the food was excellent and the itinerary ... Read more
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Lorna Doone
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
57 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We just returned from Oceania's Riveria 17 day cruise(Medieval Meanderings) from Barcelona to Rome. This was actually two cruises combined - July 3 cruise Barcelona to Lisbon and July 10 cruise Lisbon to Rome. This was our 5th Oceania ... Read more
Sirat
Member Since 2006
1 review
70 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Oceania offered a trip to ports which interested us, with a reputation for fine service. In most aspects, we were very satisfied. The cabin was commodious and well furnished, with a full bed, love seat, desk, two large closets, and a ... Read more
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LoneCH
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Very nice cruiseship, a little on the small side, but nice. Cabin (9 floor) with veranda was also nice, welcoming champagne (and yes it was champagne, not sparkling wine). 3 excursions was included in the price. Lots of speciality ... Read more

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stanleywang
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 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
23 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
3,030 forum posts
16 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
18 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
30 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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Starbirdie
Member Since 2013
1 review
12 forum posts
We chose this cruise for its itinerary to sail around the coast of Spain. We wanted to try a smaller ship, as we had sailed on all big ships in the past (1900+, and mostly 3000+). I guess you would consider Oceania a hybrid luxury line, ... Read more
krow13
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
4 forum posts
16 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
6 helpful votes
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
82 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
2,098 forum posts
17 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

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winform
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
Beachbum0508
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 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
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
10 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
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

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