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419 Oceania Luxury Cruise Reviews

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bigred70
Member Since 2012
1 review
29 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
It is almost as if we were in a different universe than the "Not what I paid for" cruiser. We are frequent Oceania cruisers and found the food and the service on Insignia very good. Yes, we were unhappy about the ... Read more
oldjazzer
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
SLOPPY SERVICE--meal service was slow and very poor. Christmas day dinner took nearly 3 hours to complete for eight people--only two had wine. There were only a few servers who seemed interested. On disembarcation day there were only two ... Read more
Sailboaters2
Member Since 2015
1 review
21 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
This was our first commercial cruise. We have cruised extensively on our 43' sailboat, so we are used to boats. We are so delighted we chose Oceania and PH stateroom. The ship was lovely, the cabin spacious with a lovely balcony. Our ... Read more
art4all
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We sailed on the Oceania Regatta out of Miami for the Western Carribean. While we had been to several of these ports before, a few were new to us (Costa Maya, Belize, Roatan). We like the smaller, R-class ships because there are fewer ... Read more
jpver
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
310 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
When I discovered the cruise in June 2015 for nov/dec 2015 around South Africa and a reasonable rate, I did not hesitate , certainly that a few years ago we were already on the Nautica and for once there is an interesting program for this ... Read more
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Rubber123
Member Since 2014
1 review
43 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This is a very personal view of the cruise based on our previous experiences. This cruise ship is very smart. Very well looked after and spotless clean. Posh. Upper class. Pretentious. It seemed to me that it was trying very hard to be ... Read more
kazu
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
34,710 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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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Torbsboy
Member Since 2012
1 review
28 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
KS_Meadowlark
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my first cruise with Oceania Cruise Lines. I have sailed with Carnival and Princess in the past. I was so impressed by first, the information provided by Oceania concerning our embarkation, the excursions available, the ... Read more
hsmcruise
Member Since 2005
14 reviews
291 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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

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TideOfLife
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Below the neck line, creature comforts are good. The cabin was spacious, well furnished and with an excellent bathroom, all extremely comfortable. The food was also some of the best cruise food we have experienced; there is a main ... Read more
sanmyn
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
39 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
There are eight (8) R Ships on the seas with different cruise lines. They are all identical, were built for Renaissance Cruises in 1999-2000 just before they went insolvent. The Ships sat at anchor for years before being renovated and ... Read more
Sandyliret
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Our first experience and we could not be more pleased! The ship was spectacular, the service was outstanding and the amenities were the top of the line. The food was more than expected, and we are from New Orleans, in fact it was very ... Read more
Rjwr13
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Advice - do not have a suite on deck 11, ours, 11031, was under the smoking area and lounger area and at night there was constant noise from the late night smokers and deck hands moving the loungers. Deck 11 suites also have a big overhang ... Read more
wannaberetired
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
267 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed with a group of 8 on this cruise. While there were issues with port time changes after final payment was made, Oceania's commitment to service and excellent food remains the same. I would have given a 5 star review if there were ... Read more

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bobanddenise
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Just returned from a Med.cruise on the Riviera. The calibre of the food was a gourmet's delight. Couldn't fault it at all. Staff very friendly, state rooms more than adequate with excellent beds, shore venues well chosen. Entertainment ... Read more
artlovingfoodie
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
13 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I did so much research in preparation for this cruise so wanted to add detail to help others who are considering Oceana Marina. Overall, I think the trick is to work around the weaknesses of this cruise to get the best experience but for ... Read more
CAIRN2
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We joined the ship in Istanbul. Embarkation was quick and smooth. Don't expect any kind of welcome in board; no senior staff or welcome drink. The ship is beautiful and the service and house staff really do a great job. Senior staff ... Read more
Kate1608
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
The Riviera is truly a magnificent ship, no expense spared in the furnishings and fittings. Everywhere on the ship is excellent, with staterooms beautifully furnished with the most comfortable beds, best quality linens and soft ... Read more
AndyandSu
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our first Oceania cruise, having used Celebrity and Cunard in the past. We booked on the basis of the itinerary (Greek Islands) and the reputation Oceania has of being a solid notch above the mass market cruises. The cruise ... Read more

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Droids
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
I was looking forward to cruising on Oceania because of it's reputation for excellent food and Customer service. I was sorely disappointed! The food was mediocre at best. Overcooked, bland, boring salads and uninteresting menu choices ... Read more
mrw1906
Member Since 2006
5 reviews
13 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We were really looking forward to this as we have heard so many good things about them from the press. Keep in mind that this was our 91 st cruise. SHIP Being a new build it was not what we have experienced on other lines. As an ... Read more
DJF No1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Chose this cruise simply because of the itinerary. The idea of 18% added on to all purchases is anathema to us but we decided we would not purchase anything that involved this charge. Embarkation was quick with baggage being taken ... Read more
JuleS0464
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We booked this cruise about 4 weeks before departure. I was disappointed at first that I wasn't able to get a room with a balcony but our ocean view room was perfect and I'm glad we didn't spend the extra money! Everything about this ... Read more
Hawaiidan
Member Since 2007
7 reviews
4,720 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Just got back from one of the finest cruises I have ever taken...and glanced at the prior reviews. Were they on the same ship because what I and others experienced was the exact opposite. In some 40 years of cursing the world from ... Read more

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