Oceania Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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tamino1778
Member Since 2009
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We disembarked 10 days early from a 17 day cruise. There were many reasons, including an expected infirmity. That limited my ability to partake in shore excursions, which meant that the ship's amenities became even more important to ... Read more
SD_Traveler
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
20 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The port stops were somewhat boring--not a lot of infrastructure for visitors in Central America. However, the ship experience was outstanding. The food was truly amazing and the service was wonderful. This was our fifth cruise with ... Read more
elmster
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was our 23rd cruise and we wanted to try a higher end cruise line. Our agent talked us into this cruise on the Insignia in a penthouse suite. We would never cruise on this ship again. Would only go on this cruise line if travel agent ... Read more
willmah
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
15 helpful votes
My Husband and I learned about Oceania Cruise Line last year while taken a tour of this Ship, we fell in love with it right a way. The entire ship is decorated in the old World décor, no glitter or anything supper modern. It ... Read more
DandJCruisers
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
We booked this cruise based on a recommendation from friends who had travelled the previous year. We successfully booked through our travel agent & then contacted Oceania Australia (OA) directly in regard to the La Reserve dinners ... Read more
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sunlover12
Member Since 2007
1 review
53 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This was an excellent cruise with many positives and very few negatives. It was in high demand and overbooked. We were astonished to hear the offers some people received to cancel and rebook a future cruise. We had a concierge level ... Read more
MollyMcGee
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
9 helpful votes
I like smaller ships and have always wanted to go through the Panama Canal. A friend found this 16 day cruise that began in Miami and ended up in our home port of San Francisco with dates that worked for us. We found the ship to be very ... Read more
csolyn
Member Since 2012
1 review
51 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
As a younger cruiser you may find this cruise a bit sedate. Two of our more "active" excursions were cancelled due to lack of interest because most of the people on this cruise line are older. This is my third Oceania cruise and ... Read more
judialvin
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We really looked forward to this cruise as our friends and family led us to believe once we went on Oceania we would never go back to Celebrity or Royal Caribbean where we had 25plus cruises. They told us of the elegance of service and ... Read more
CruiserSW73
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We began this cruise at Miami, the embarkation procedures went very smoothly, but it seems odd to let people board at noon knowing full well their staterooms are two hours away from being ready, why not hold boarding. This was my third ... Read more
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aircraftti
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
69 forum posts
4 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
TeamMalta
Member Since 2014
1 review
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Regatta through Panama Canal Apr 23, 2015. Ship — moderate size (650+) but both the main dining room and the entertainment room could not accommodate a full shipload of passengers. On one or two nights the line was very long at ... Read more
JanieFarmer
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
We had an amazing time on the Regatta going from Miami to San Francisco through the Panama Canal. Everything was much better than we had ever dreamed! The ship was beautiful, the food fantastic, the ports of call amazing, the staff of ... Read more
JanieFarmer
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our first Oceania Cruise on-board the Regatta! I had read some of the reviews, and to be honest, wondered if we had made a mistake. The answer to that is a resounding NO!!!! From the moment we boarded the ship ... Read more
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Mother Mucker
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
50 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Our 3rd cruise aboard Marina. A beautifully decorated ship. Our penthouse suite 10039 was nicely appointed with more than enough storage (including walk in closet), large bathroom, writing desk and vanity. Thankfully I had my plug adapters ... Read more
RobertaV
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
We have sailed with Oceania once before which was great, but it was 3 years ago and on Regatta before they were taken over by NCCL and what a difference. Marina is a beautiful ship, the cabins10062 was fine, bathroom excellent. ... Read more
Camilla32
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
We'd heard great things about the food on Oceania. Of course we'd also heard there was nothing to do on the ship(quite true). But let's get back to the selling point -- the food. Well maybe it would have been better if they hadn't ... Read more
Deck Cargo
Member Since 2014
14 reviews
Sailed January 2015
This was our second cruise on Riviera Luggage The cruise started out in Miami, yet again the handling of the luggage at the cruise dock was appalling, we saw the dock side workers throwing the cases in to the wire cages whilst they were ... Read more
Francheska143
Member Since 2013
1 review
26 forum posts
Our trip was advertised as a Daylight Transit Panama Canal trip. All was going well until Jan 1st 2015 when we were to go through the locks of the Panama Canal. We were suppose to go through the lock at 8:30 ish. Everyone was up early ... Read more
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Tennessee Easy Traveler
Member Since 2014
1 review
From the captain to our room stewardess we couldn't have found a friendlier group of people to sail with. It seemed as though about the time you thought of a need, someone was already in motion to take care of it. The food was absolutely ... Read more
JAMOZ
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
37 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2014
OCEANA MAYAN MYSTIQUE CRUISE My husband and I did this cruise as part of a larger holiday. We stayed in Orlando the previous 4 nights doing all the touristy things and flew into Miami from there on the morning of the cruise. We took a ... Read more
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japon27
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
My wife and I sailed with the 1200 passenger Oceania Marina on their 16 day cruise from Lima, Peru to New York. We have typically traveled on smaller ships, including Sea Dream, Silversea and Seabourn, and I have to admit to having ... Read more
Marseydotes
Member Since 2007
1 review
328 forum posts
Sailed December 2013
Regatta is small and club like. Staff is attentive and friendly without being intrusive. Fellow passengers were friendly, with few young people--mostly in 50's, 60's. Surprise for us was the entertainment--our last Oceania cruise was too ... Read more
kuldalai
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
2,939 forum posts
Regatta is one of three classic R class ships in the Oceania fleet . The R class ships of Oceania, Princess, Azamara and P & O UK are loved by seasoned cruisers who like a small ship cruise experience with up to 700 passengers . ... Read more
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