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77 Oceania Romantic Cruise Reviews

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impressed
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
St Petersburg has been on my bucket list but I wanted to avoid the crowds of summer so the dates were ideal. They also offered a substantial number & variety of shore excursions from which to choose The ship came highly ... Read more
wakeupcoffee
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
23 forum posts
We decided to try Oceania, normally we travel on Celebrity or one of the Royal Caribbean ships. We enjoyed the experience. It was more expensive that our other cruises. One couple felt that our cabin category should have had a larger room ... Read more
Atlanta World Cruiser
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
90 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was our second cruise on Oceania. We received a lot of press on the new Sirena. We booked a Penthouse SG2 with no specific stateroom. This was a first for us not having a Stateroom; one of their promotions. We were going to be in ... Read more
marikay1961
Member Since 2013
1 review
8 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
amazing cruise!!! We seriously wished we didn't have to leave the ship! amazing ports (Marseilles was a snooze though)!! Would have loved more time in Barcelona and Venice. Amazing amazing shore excursions! The guides were better than ... Read more
Cruise Worm
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Disembarkation was easy at each port, even for those not taking Oceania tours. (Would not recommend using Oceania tours a la carte for St Pete, as each tour would return back to ship through all the traffic.) Heard of no virus ... Read more

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Lorna Doone
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
57 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We just returned from Oceania's Riveria 17 day cruise(Medieval Meanderings) from Barcelona to Rome. This was actually two cruises combined - July 3 cruise Barcelona to Lisbon and July 10 cruise Lisbon to Rome. This was our 5th Oceania ... Read more
Sirat
Member Since 2006
1 review
70 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Oceania offered a trip to ports which interested us, with a reputation for fine service. In most aspects, we were very satisfied. The cabin was commodious and well furnished, with a full bed, love seat, desk, two large closets, and a ... Read more
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Beach Traveler
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
My husband and I traveled for our anniversary to the ports of Amalfi, Sardinia, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, Marseille and Monto Carlo. We had been on Carnival and Celebrity cruises twenty years prior and decided we were not "cruise ... Read more
rutie
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We have previously cruised with Oceania in October of 2012 and the ship was not able to get into the Amalfi Coast or Taromina due to rough waters. We booked this cruise in June hoping that we would be able to see the Amalfi Coast. This ... Read more
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peterfox8
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Our overall experience was excellent. Of particular note were the high quality, competence, and helpfulness of the staff, who were all very personable. The food was excellent. Tour excursions were well done. Entertainment was good ... Read more

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L-1011
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
This was our first cruise on Oceania and we were looking forward to it greatly. We have taken 20 previous cruises, mostly with Celebrity and Azamara, though with all the other major lines except Norwegian as well. We receive about 3 pieces ... Read more
Nadja
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We chose this cruise because we wanted to go in a less crowded ship. Before, we've sailed in larger ships of about 2500 passengers. We really enjoyed less people aboard, more tranquility. Athens is really a very interesting place to ... Read more
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cindergal38
Member Since 2015
1 review
18 helpful votes
Its an excellent value for the money compared to may upscale cruises. Everything first rate and staff could not do enough. Some of the excursions just okay but still fantastic. I'd rather they gave less excursions but better ones! The ... Read more
hughg31033
Member Since 2016
1 review
30 helpful votes
This is a cruise for more discerning foodies who want quality, service and luxury and don’t want to be herded along with thousands of other passengers on a monster ship. After reading other reviews below, two alarm bells rang in ... Read more
winform
Member Since 2015
1 review
17 helpful votes
Inaugural cruise of Sirena and we sailed on Marina last year. The service on arrival was excellent although it was obvious much needed to be finished, they were still painting sections when we left 14 dats later. Our bed head arrived after ... Read more

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ABubbe
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
1 forum post
11 helpful votes
We chose Oceania because of the itinerary. We have never been to the South Pacific or Easter Island before. With only about 800 passengers aboard, embarkation was swift. We were early so we didn't have access to our cabin but there ... Read more
Funeral Director
Member Since 2010
1 review
44 forum posts
9 helpful votes
My wife found the cruise from a brochure for Oceania and talked 6 of us into going. Our first time aboard any Oceania vessel. We were very pleased! No NORO, after a discussion on cruise critic roll call of this cruise and some ... Read more
palmerar@shaw.ca
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Our friends recommended we take this trip. We did the 10 day trip around the Tahitian Islands aboard the Marina. We upgraded to a Penthouse Room and we did fully enjoy the experience of our own butler and the executive lounge. The ... Read more
Ken the cruiser
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
143 forum posts
23 helpful votes
This was our second cruise on the Riviera and we were so looking forward to the food, playing tennis, golf and croquet on the forward sports deck and taking art and culinary classes when we were at sea. We also had high expectations for ... Read more
Airspeed
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We went on a seven night cruise aboard the Riviera stopping in Key West, Trujillo (Honduras), Belize City (Belize), and Cozumel (Mexico). This was our first cruise ever (as a child I had once done an Atlantic crossing, but this was back in ... Read more

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carter117
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
The change in management of the cruise line could not be more evident. This was our second time on Riviera in a penthouse suite. We did not expect there to be a difference in the experience as we were completely happy the last time(2014). ... Read more
Bucketlist1204
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was our first time cruising with Oceania. We booked and deposited on this 1 ½ years ago to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary and two other couples traveled with us also celebrating anniversaries. This was a bucket list ... Read more
TravelingAngel
Member Since 2011
1 review
233 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We got back from our cruise last week, Southernmost Wonders from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso, and although I am not in a position to write a real cruise review due to some unforeseen circumstances, I do want to say a few words about my ... Read more
cmackpmp
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
We embarked on our honeymoon cruise after being told this cruise would have a higher percentage of older people and no kids. We thought this sounded great. We signed up for prepaid gratuities, free airfare from LA, onboard credit, a $750 ... Read more
orchards
Member Since 2009
1 review
32 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Sailed 10 day cruise from Rio to Buenos Aries. We haved sailed on multiple lines before but Oceania has my vote as "favorite." Ship is smaller than other ships we have sailed with about 1200 passengers, is very low key and very ... Read more

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