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37 Oceania Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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csolyn
Member Since 2012
1 review
51 forum posts
5 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
0 forum posts
5 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
0 forum posts
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
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
2 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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TeamMalta
Member Since 2014
1 review
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
Mother Mucker
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
50 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
0 forum posts
3 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

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Camilla32
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
1 forum post
3 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
11 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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
Tennessee Easy Traveler
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
245 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
dane47
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
20 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I took first cruise with Oceania on April 20 thru May 9, 2013. We wanted to try a smaller ship, wanted a full transit of the panama canal, and wanted really good food and service. We made our own air and hotel arrangements ... Read more
PeacefulHarmoniousCruiser
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I boarded the M/S Regatta in Miami, which went very smoothly --- very well organized, I must say. The ship was very clean, well appointed, comfortable, smelled good, and just lovely all around. Our cabin was very clean, ... Read more
hotelnerd
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
25 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2012
We booked our own flights and pre-cruise Embassy Suites Miami Hotel for the day before departure. Embarkation was fast and smooth with boarding available before 1 PM. There was plenty of time for a leisurely lunch. Our baggage got to ... Read more

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DavidWebster
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2012
This was our first cruise with Oceania cruise line and didn't know what to expect, looking at information they sent it said Country club casual, showing men in collarded shirts and jackets, so I brought them along, well I felt over ... Read more
Spunkydo
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Let me start by saying that we did enjoy our vacation. That said, we have cruised at least once a year for the past 22 years on several different lines. Because of the price point, we were definitely expecting a higher-end cruise ... Read more
TKS
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
1,133 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2011
Our first Regatta cruise was our third Oceania sailing, and it was familiar territory. The Regatta is a lovely, small ship, well kept and immaculate, but beginning to show her age in small ways - wood floors were water damaged here and ... Read more
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lovetocruise16
Member Since 2009
1 review
174 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Oceania MARINA Inaugural Cruise Feb. 8 -26, 2011 Miami to San FranciscoOften the anticipation of a trip is a good part the enjoyment. In our case, we did extensive "homework" on MARINA, and can report back that the cruise far ... Read more
travelsmart
Member Since 2009
1 review
57 forum posts
0 helpful votes
When we checked in at the San Francisco ship terminal for 18 nights on our first Oceania cruise, we had high expectations - and we weren't disappointed. We liked almost everything about the Marina: the furnishings, art work, fittings, ... Read more

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