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6/15
This was our first cruise, so we had nothing to compare. However, we did our research and chose Oceania because of the ... Read more
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
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
Even before we got on board the pre cruise service was great. We had a problem with our booking which was fixed ... Read more
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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Retirement Cruise Tsunami74
2/15
We booked this cruise almost a year in advance to celebrate our both being retired and now able to travel The cruise ... Read more
Disappointed Will S
2/15
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
Last year my wife and I experienced a fine 10 day cruise with another couple. We appreciated the service and ... Read more
6/14
This was our first cruise ever. We subsequently went on four additional cruises in 2014. One with Celebrity, two ... Read more
Had sailed on Riviera, Marina's sister ship, last September in the Mediterranean. This cruise, which began in ... Read more

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Our cruise went Barcelona to Lisbon via Casablanca. The Spain section consisted of daily drop-ins to several Spanish ... Read more
We were very excited to sail on the Riviera. Check- in for our Concierge Class cabin was a breeze followed by a ... Read more
11/12
As this was our first cruise, we had no expectations other than what we read here on cruisecritic. We were offered an ... Read more
Having just completed an 10 port cruise from Athens, around the Black Sea to Istanbul on Oceania Cruises "Regatta," I ... Read more
We're just home from 10-day Baltic cruise on Marina. As experienced and seriously independent travellers this was our ... Read more

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We are a senior couple who have done quite a bit of traveling, both domestic and international, but have largely ... Read more
Cabin 7022. Spacious, clean and comfortable beds. Own balcony with large panoramic glass doors. Plenty of storage ... Read more
Mediterranean Tapestry from Athens to Barcelona - 10 days, departed on 5/2/12. We are 46 and 59 years old; the ... Read more
We chose Oceania Marina for our first cruise to celebrate our 25th anniversary(we are in our 40s) Using Oceania air ... Read more
This was our first cruise with Oceania and shortly after we boarded one of the staff commented that it was pretty brave ... Read more

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First of all, this cruise was a wonderful trip and I had hoped that previous comments given to us by others on the ... Read more
Just stepped off the Marina earlier today following 12 days of sheer gastronomic bliss and enough eye candy to fill a ... Read more
We chose Oceania based on recommendations from friends that cruise 1-2 times each year, and we would go again. ... Read more
6/11
As this was our first cruise we did not know what to expect. However, after much research, we decided on Oceania and ... Read more
6/11
(I should preface this by saying I booked all of our excursions independently. Oceania's excursions tended to be large ... Read more

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