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59 Oceania South America Cruise Reviews
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Spudsmack
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
36 forum posts
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
3 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
530 forum posts
4 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
PegfromSC
Member Since 2009
1 review
27 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
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call-of-the-sea
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
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
1 helpful vote
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
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
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
Harpo
Member Since 2002
6 reviews
462 forum posts
2 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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rubysue
Member Since 2010
11 reviews
550 forum posts
7 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
3 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
Joe and Dave
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
I really didn’t want to be too effusive about this cruise but I have to admit that I just can’t help myself. Embarkation and debarkation were both efficient. We have cruised Oceania many times and have always loved the ... Read more
chrisrich68
Member Since 2014
1 review
58 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We very much enjoyed our 28 day cruise on the Sirena. This was our 18th sea cruise and one of the best for entertainment, cuisine, enrichment and the lovely people on board. It is evident everywhere that Oceania have thoroughly refurbished ... Read more
rln44
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
108 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We chose this cruise because the Amazon river was on our bucket list and because of the cuisine aboard Oceania. We were a little bit hesitant because of initial reviews of Sirena suggested that the refit from Princess left something to ... Read more
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CraigV-GB
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We wrote to Oceania with a complaint over two weeks ago. Haven't had even the courtesy of an acknowledgement. Sums them up! Here's what we had to say: Oceania failed to meet our expectations. Put simply, the product quality isn’t ... Read more
po14463
Member Since 2016
1 review
We had sailed HAL for years, and unfortunately our experiences with food and the ship's conditions were steadily declining. We decided to try Oceania, and that was not without some concern based on the reviews and only 59% of people ... Read more
teddiern
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
I wanted just to get away and see something that I hadn't seen before. We did a pre-cruise to Machu Picchu and it was awesome! On board the ship was small and intimate. There was a variety of dining areas that were included in the ... Read more
Cruiser Penny
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
Sailed March 2016
We had been to the Galápagos and Peru and wanted to go home by ship. We had been on the Nautica the previous year for a back to back that took us away from home for 2 months. My opinion is that even though the Marina is larger, ... Read more
tonka cruiser
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We boarded the boat in Rio, after a delay to sanitize the ship. We did receive an email with the delay in boarding the day before and managed to check our bags and take the tour we arranged. We were given sandwiches and lemonade while we ... Read more
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sg1121c
Member Since 2010
1 review
30 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We booked this cruise from Buenos Aires to Rio De Janeiro because we wanted to see these 2 cities, and to visit Brazil and of course to sail on Regatta again. We had had such a fantastic time on our previous cruise on board her. However ... Read more
keithval
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
986 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We were quite disappointed with this cruise, as we have cruised Oceania a few times in the past and have always loved our stay on board. We joined the ship in Buenos Aires and sailed to Rio de Janeiro . To be fair, the ship had an ... Read more
zatman
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We had previously cruised twice with Oceania and were quite satisfied. This time was a disaster! Half the crew didn't speak English so most of the service was poor. They lost our luggage on the ship and claimed they had four people ... Read more
steveab1
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Feb. 25, 2016 My wife and I were excited to be back on an Oceania Cruise Ship. We had been on the Marina four years ago out of Dover and throughly enjoyed everything about it and another ten years ago,. We enjoyed the Marina due to ... Read more
Lindibot
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We boarded the Regatta in Lima for a 33 night cruise to Rio de Janeiro. I was lucky to have had the chance to use the Launderette during the first few days before it was closed for the rest of the cruise due to a GI outbreak. On the ... Read more
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