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78 Oceania South America Cruise Reviews
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Kris M
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We picked Oceania because friends had commented that its food was among the best of all cruise lines. That wasn't our experience, especially compared with Silver Seas. When the ship set sail from Lima, it was already loaded with sick ... Read more
kewluke
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
102 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was our first cruise with Oceania. We chose this cruise because of the wonderful itinerary. We arrived a week early to tour Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and, of course, Machu Picchu. all of this part of the trip was wonderful. ... Read more
Marand62
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was our first cruise with Oceania, and will almost certainly be our last. We were unfortunate enough to board at a time when gastrointestinal disease had taken hold on the ship. This can happen on any ship, but the way that Oceania ... Read more
bartekmak
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We chose this cruise for its itinerary. But it turned out to be disaster. Ship came back from Ushuaia and Machu Pichu infected with GI problems and influenza. Passengers were quarantined in their cabins and ship was supposingly being fully ... Read more
Mary Jaqua
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
12 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Having cruised with Oceania before for a total of 63 days on two cruises, we knew what to expect. Small cabins (even the conceriage cabins have only 165 sq ft of living area) and a buffet that is overcrowded probably half the time. ... Read more
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bnaysrl
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 helpful votes
This was a spur of the moment decision made 3-months before embarkation. A deeply discounted price and exotic destinations on the Amazon River got us to book. We were not even considering a 2017 cruise. My wife and I have been on 16 ... Read more
khlancaster
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
62 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
We wanted to try Oceania instead of our usual Princess or HAL. My review is very mixed because some things were better and others were not. For example, embarkation was great, we walked right on and there were some little kiosks with ... Read more
mightytraveler
Member Since 2007
1 review
91 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Wanted to go through Panama Canal and wanted a longer cruise. We've been working up in the length of time as we move toward retirement. Heard good things about Ocean and it fit the other criteria so we booked. Food is their claim to ... Read more
rgstoneinsc
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
We chose this itinerary and line because of our prior experience and because of the Panama Canal crossing and an opportunity to see the Mayan Ruins in Mexico. The ship itself is beautiful and very well maintained, but as a overall ... Read more
Travel Takes You
Member Since 2017
1 review
We chose this cruise to see an excellent view of S. America aboard a high rated quality ship with a mid to high price point. We were not disappointed in the itinerary, food quality, service, ship command, and overall ratings. We had ... Read more
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Scottie Mac
Member Since 2013
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
My wife and I wanted to experience cruising on Oceania as we had heard much about their ships and the dining reputation. This was our first Oceania cruise but our 10th overall on various other cruise lines. We chose this route from ... Read more
Spudsmack
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
42 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Had sailed on Marina Spring 2015, this trip around South America just wasn't the same. We enjoyed ourselves immensely on our 2015 trip and chose the same ship and same cabin (Conciege Veranda) for this holiday journey. We arrived ... Read more
Methusula
Member Since 2017
1 review
We chose this cruise as we had been all over the word apart from South America. What better way to experience this continent but on the Oceania Marina. Unfortunately we arrived in to Buenos Aires to be greeted by a strike of bag ... Read more
brabie
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
7 helpful votes
I chose this cruise for the itinerary and the rave reviews about the food, plus the total O Choices package made it irresistible. The food experience was uneven. Sometimes the food was very good and sometimes it wasn't that great. For ... Read more
goldengatecruisers
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
535 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We chose this voyage based on timing and itinerary. It marked a return to Oceania after our first voyage on Riviera in 2012. We chose the same PH3 category as before and were very happy with our suite. On future cruises we will consider ... Read more
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PegfromSC
Member Since 2009
1 review
36 forum posts
Our cruise started with tours in Buenos Aries and the Tigre Delta. All excursions with the ship were well organized with good guides. In two ports we got tours with local operators we saw at the pier and they were satisfying-and half the ... Read more
call-of-the-sea
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This is my second cruise on Oceania, the first one was on Riveira, in the Med. Marina is almost the same as Riveira,with very small differences. On both cruises we booked Penthouse 1 (PH1) cabin and have been very very satisfied. Both ... Read more
chipper1234
Member Since 2014
1 review
48 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We had some unusual circumstances occur in our family which ended up with Mom and Dad being able to finally take that long-awaited cruise to the Patagonia Region of South America. It was the first time we were solo over the holidays, and ... Read more
vburnett
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
This is our 2nd time aboard the Marina. In 2015 we traveled the Baltics for 10 days. Because of that experience, Oceania was chosen again. What an amazing trip! Overall, service was exceptional. The Cruise Director, Peter, was upbeat ... Read more
dhmjdds
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
157 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had a good-to-very-good cruise experience, but the itinerary was great so all in all it gets an excellent rating. This cruise was over the holidays, Buenos Aires to Valparaiso, Chile. The ship was full, but unlike some other holiday ... Read more
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Harpo
Member Since 2002
7 reviews
467 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We recently completed the 23-day Caribbean and Amazon Rivers cruise on Oceania Regatta. Our overall assessment of the cruise is that it was, in general, a good cruise. However, for the pricing, we were expecting quite a bit more. This ... Read more
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cdnexplorer
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
We chose the sailing because it was one of the few offerings going to Manaus on The Amazon River and because Oceania was offering major inducements as they were not full. We ended up with only about 489 passengers, which resulted in a high ... Read more
fast driver
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
132 forum posts
4 helpful votes
The ship was very nice, it was our first small ship experience. We had a Balcony Stateroom which was the same size as we had on other cruises. The Bathroom and the shower were too small and not very functional. You had to sit on ... Read more
rubysue
Member Since 2010
12 reviews
551 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Background: We are veteran cruisers and travelers. This was our 27th cruise, our 7th cruise on Oceania and our first cruise that included ports in Brazil, including a week on the Amazon river. It was our longest cruise to date (22 ... Read more
Cruise with CJ
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
We chose Oceania for the 12-day cruise between Buenos Aires and Rio (11/07/16 to 11/19/2016) because of the unique itinerary on a relatively small ship (previous cruising experiences were on much smaller boats ranging from under 100 ... Read more
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