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34 Oceania First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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lschmier
1 Review
Member Since 2016
To put it in a nutshell before our cruise on Oceania's Marina in the South Pacific, I was vehemently ... Read more
Sailboaters2
1 Review
Member Since 2015
21 Forum Posts
11/15
This was our first commercial cruise. We have cruised extensively on our 43' sailboat, so we are used to boats. We are ... Read more
gianluigiquentin@aol.com
1 Review
Member Since 2015
8/15
My recent cruising of the Insignia, a vessel belonging to Oceania Cruises, was quite disappointing after having enjoyed ... Read more
Sandyliret
1 Review
Member Since 2015
10/15
Our first experience and we could not be more pleased! The ship was spectacular, the service was outstanding and the ... Read more
Kate1608
1 Review
Member Since 2015
The Riviera is truly a magnificent ship, no expense spared in the furnishings and fittings. Everywhere on the ship is ... Read more

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jmdurner
1 Review
Member Since 2015
My wife and I just completed a 12-night Baltic cruise on the Marina. Our previous cruise was a 12-night Med cruise in ... Read more
VCrago
1 Review
Member Since 2015
18 Forum Posts
This was our first cruise, so we had nothing to compare. However, we did our research and chose Oceania because of the ... Read more
MKS2015
1 Review
Member Since 2015
3 Forum Posts
This was our first real cruise (did the Disney 3-day cruise in 2001 with small children - fun but mayhem in the common ... Read more
Carol 721
1 Review
Member Since 2014
16 Forum Posts
My husband and I sailed on Oceania's 1,200 passenger ship, The Riviera, from Barcelona to Rome for 10 days in late May ... Read more
RMLRINTY
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Even before we got on board the pre cruise service was great. We had a problem with our booking which was fixed ... Read more

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JimmiG
1 Review
Member Since 2015
This was our first cruise ever. We subsequently went on four additional cruises in 2014. One with Celebrity, two ... Read more
alanccrx
3 Reviews
Member Since 2009
Last year my wife and I experienced a fine 10 day cruise with another couple. We appreciated the service and ... Read more
Tsunami74
2 Reviews
Member Since 2014
11 Forum Posts
We booked this cruise almost a year in advance to celebrate our both being retired and now able to travel The cruise ... Read more
Will S
1 Review
Member Since 2015
This was our first cruise. We travelled for more than 30 hours to reach Sydney and then were told that we could not ... Read more
sue_sd
1 Review
Member Since 2015
2 Forum Posts
For a first time cruiser, I think this was an excellent ship to sail away on. For a vegetarian, maybe a culinary ... Read more

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Mivawebb
1 Review
Member Since 2014
10 Forum Posts
Our cruise went Barcelona to Lisbon via Casablanca. The Spain section consisted of daily drop-ins to several Spanish ... Read more
laboheme575
2 Reviews
Member Since 2012
8 Forum Posts
Had sailed on Riviera, Marina's sister ship, last September in the Mediterranean. This cruise, which began in ... Read more
Roccoforte
1 Review
Member Since 2012
36 Forum Posts
We were very excited to sail on the Riviera. Check- in for our Concierge Class cabin was a breeze followed by a ... Read more
DawgVoyager
1 Review
Member Since 2012
4 Forum Posts
We are a senior couple who have done quite a bit of traveling, both domestic and international, but have largely ... Read more
Lundboat
1 Review
Member Since 2011
11 Forum Posts
As this was our first cruise, we had no expectations other than what we read here on cruisecritic. We were offered an ... Read more

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ffvsartoris
1 Review
Member Since 2012
Having just completed an 10 port cruise from Athens, around the Black Sea to Istanbul on Oceania Cruises "Regatta," I ... Read more
CarMof
1 Review
Member Since 2012
29 Forum Posts
We're just home from 10-day Baltic cruise on Marina. As experienced and seriously independent travellers this was our ... Read more
erdocmddc
1 Review
Member Since 2012
9 Forum Posts
Mediterranean Tapestry from Athens to Barcelona - 10 days, departed on 5/2/12. We are 46 and 59 years old; the ... Read more
Jasper50
2 Reviews
Member Since 2011
15 Forum Posts
Cabin 7022. Spacious, clean and comfortable beds. Own balcony with large panoramic glass doors. Plenty of storage ... Read more
dundeene
1 Review
Member Since 2011
489 Forum Posts
We chose Oceania Marina for our first cruise to celebrate our 25th anniversary(we are in our 40s) Using Oceania air ... Read more

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