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29 Oceania Family Cruise Reviews

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dojies
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The Riviera cruise (Oceania) was very satisfying on a number of levels, because of what they call ‘enrichment experiences’. On a culinary level, there is a choice between speciality restaurants serving some exceptional food ... Read more
Dr. Dave
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
Pros: 1. Food was outstanding. 5-star restaurant quality in the specialty restaurants. 2. Common areas very nice, such as impressive library area, nice fitness room, etc. Cons: 1. Web site makes it so difficult to sign up for ... Read more
Rmrands
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Don't get me wrong we had a good time because we had 11 family members and a gang of friends onboard. We are all Crystal veterans giving Oceania a try because they had a much better Christmas itinerary than Crystal this year. Embarkation ... Read more
psychopharmacist
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This reviewer and his wife are seasoned cruisers. This was our first time with Oceania. We are in our early 60's. The Staff was incredible, faced with potentially overwhelming demands on the staff's times as the entire ship was treated ... Read more
Zachary Alan
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
I paid $20,000 for this trip. What I got was 1. An extremely tiny room 2. An RV sized bathroom 3. A prepaid beer/wine program at over $500 that would not provide me with more than one drink at a time because my wife (not on ... Read more

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havegunwilltravel
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We travel with a group of eight, both family, and friends. It was our third time on Riviera, and we requested our butler, Sonu, from the prior cruises. He met us as we boarded, and asked what we would be needing that first day. Great ... Read more
corbinam
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
I should note before beginning this review that I am not Oceania's target audience. My husband and I are 30, and were some of the younger people on the boat. This doesn't mean that we didn't enjoy the cruise--we did, but the areas we ... Read more
californiacruiseluvrs
Member Since 2006
10 reviews
138 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Hello all! It's been a while since I posted much of anything on Cruise Critic, but read others reviews and comments quite frequently so thought it was time to contribute. Funny enough one of my old posts from Seabourn from almost 2 years ... Read more
aircraftti
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I would not recommend cruising on this ship, the staff and personnel were great, the food was awesome. Its the small staterooms, the unreliable airconditioning,the electric surges and the electricity that made the ship come to a complete ... Read more
jaguarprincess
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
68 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Panama Canal Passage, June 22-July 8, 2015 Insignia We were two couples (early 70’s), celebrating an anniversary. We loved the size of the ship, but agreed that too many people had been crammed on board on this final leg of a ... Read more

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Irish1010
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
27 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was my 4th Oceania cruise, the first on one of the smaller ships. I must confess that I have been spoiled by previous voyages on Riviera. Seattle was beautiful, sunny and 84 degrees on the day we sailed. For the most part, weather ... Read more
UNTIEDAIRE
Member Since 2007
1 review
58 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Marina is exceptional for what it does not have. It does not have photographers bothering you, art auctions, charge for espresso or specialty coffee, charge for cans of soft drinks. What it does have is exceptional food, fine specialty ... Read more
Milo3855
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Unless you reserve in the two highest categories, you are treated very poorly. Dinner ereservatiiobns are not a priority unless you are in the top 2 categories, embarking early reserved for special class & expensive tours. Not at all ... Read more
jhg20852
Member Since 2009
14 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
This was my 61st cruise, first with Oceania. Overall a very nice cruise, with a few glitches here and there that could be easily fixed with this line to make it nearly perfect. We flew from Washington DC to Vancouver. Our air and ... Read more
Rolo the Viking
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2014
We have previously cruised with Princess 31 days. We have chosen cruising over land tours due to travel traveling between destinations is done while we eat, dance, and sleep. This time I chose Oceania because of a special they were ... Read more

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humlet
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
(I´m Swedish. More of a 2*-man, than 5*) Cruising ranks low, when I plan holidays. Nevertheless I now and then cruise. Hithertho always with different lines (RCCL,HAL, Costa, NCL). Oceania was a step up. In many aspects. From ... Read more
REDietrich
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2014
There are not enough superlatives to describe our 10-day cruise on Oceania Regatta to Alaska. The quality of service would have made a five star hotel anywhere in the world envious. This was a cruise for foodies as every meal onboard was a ... Read more
Daw6id
Member Since 2004
9 reviews
223 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2014
We've sailed several times, and are great fans of Oceania. We'd heard other stories of cruises on the Marina and wanted to try the new ship. Most of the destinations we were attracted to were served by the three older ships, which we love, ... Read more
true45
Member Since 2010
12 reviews
1,306 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2013
Rome-Venice --Sorrento/Capri, Amalfi/Positano, Sicily, Zakynthos, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Venice -- couldn't ask for a better itinerary or better weather. Try to be to-the-point (not my strong suit) and chronological for the most part. We are ... Read more
SRQ Pilot
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Last June my family and I took the Oceana Nautica from Lisbon to South Hampton. I think we could sum up the whole shipboard experience in one word: Disappointing. The prior year we took Silverseas from Athens to Rome and had such a ... Read more

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OzAbroad
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
127 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I recently (from Dec 10 until Jan 16) sailed on our longest cruise ever with Oceania (or anyone for that matter) with our teenage children. The cruise was a 37 day back to back cruise on Marina sailing from Rio de Janeiro to ... Read more
buramiko
Member Since 2008
1 review
34 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2012
This was our first time on Oceania. I read alot of Oceania reviews on cruise critic before I went on this cruise and some reviewers mentioned a lack of (adequate) service onboard...I thought, were these people too picky and simply ... Read more
brittany12
Member Since 2011
8 reviews
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The Riviera is a new ship. Oceania has outdone itself with this beauty. Everything was perfection - food, wines, service, staff, decor, cabin, space, ports and smooth sailing. Bravo Oceania. Let's start with the food. We know from past ... Read more
EATPRAYTRAVEL
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
25 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We cruised on May 2nd, 2012, Mediterranean Tapestry, arriving a day early and stayed at Ledra Marriott for the night. It was a pleasant day altogether to relax, enjoy Athens a bit before embarking on our wonderful journey the next day. ... Read more
girlofsummer
Member Since 2011
1 review
11 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2011
Booked with Oceania after our already paid cruise on a different line dropped all Middle East ports(Arab spring concerns). This itinerary was similar to our original booking but 2 days longer with more ports. We like booking way in ... Read more

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