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51 Oceania Repositioning Cruise Reviews
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tillie1005
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
I chose this ship and this cruise for the following reasons; a) My partner and I are pass cruisers with this line. b) we had completed six weeks in Europe and this was the perfect way to return to US. c) ship newly ... Read more
bakfar
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 helpful votes
We have sailed Oceania 6 times and this time we were disappointed, not in the amenities or service which was outstanding. We chose a transatlantic crossing thinking there would be movies, lectures on varied topics beside the usual games ... Read more
hgtefla
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Review of Oceania (Insignia) Sept. 12 - Sept 29. Valletta, Malta to Miami Florida, USA This was our third cruise (our first repositioning) and the first with Oceania. We were a bit trepidatious signing up for this cruise as we were not ... Read more
sbg42
Member Since 2006
1 review
346 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was our first time on Oceania. I had heard only good things about this cruise line. We were told that food was excellent, service great and ship lovely. Most of the aforementioned did not hold true. During the life raft drill, ... Read more
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Atlanta World Cruiser
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
90 forum posts
8 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
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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
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
savvytraveler2
Member Since 2015
1 review
17 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Our sailing from Papeete to Lima was our 5th cruise with Oceania but our 1st on a larger O class ship. The ship was beautiful and as usual Oceania met our top three criteria with their wonderful crew, excellent cuisine and a super ... Read more
Nebraska Fan
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
753 forum posts
18 helpful votes
This was our first cruise on Oceania since it was purchased by Norwegian Cruise Line. We wondered if the service and food might decline. Their was no need for concern as the food is still the best at sea, service was excellent and the ... Read more
TravelingJohn
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed from Papeete, French Polynesia to Lima Peru. Cuisine on ship was unbelievable. Top quality food. No charge for specialty restaurant dining in the four specialty restaurants on board. Main dining room was excellent also. ... Read more
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winebob
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I had always wanted to try a TA cruise and this was a perfect opportunity. It turned out even better than my expectations. The greatest aspect was the leisurely pace, not having to get up early in the morning for a shore excursion, ... Read more
Funeral Director
Member Since 2010
1 review
53 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
cassandra44
Member Since 2006
9 reviews
339 forum posts
22 helpful votes
Having had a wonderful experience on the Marina on a recent South Pacific cruise we decided to do an east-bound transatlantic on Riviera, her sister ship, sailing from Miami on April 11 and arriving in Barcelona on April 25. This was ... Read more
philosophy
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
This cruise was to see islands in French Polynesia and travel to Lima via Easter Island. I had wanted to go to Easter Island since college- fifty plus years. This seemed to be a great way to visit. The ship was to be there two days. It ... Read more
Glenn22
Member Since 2016
1 review
32 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We are in our mid 60's and have sailed 7 times in last 7 years. After 2 cruises on Celebrity Millenium ships we decided to go upscale and try Oceania Marina in 2011. One month prior to sailing, we were offered and accepted a bargain ... Read more
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SALAMANCA2014
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Looking for a different place to visit on ship that I had been on before. Received an E-mail from Oceania Cruise Line on their cruise from Capetown to Rio 14 days. The cruise line included a three day land tour including hotel in South ... Read more
HappyTravelMidwest
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
My husband and I have sailed many times with Windstar, Seabourn, Azamara, Cunard, Celebrity, and Holland America. This was the worst cruise we have ever experienced. From the moment of embarkation, seemingly simple requests were met with ... Read more
Anchor Light
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
This was our 17th cruise - 4th on Oceania. The food was very good for the most part and in perfect portions for multiple-course meals (with the exception of perhaps one overzealous cook who seemed to greatly overcook the fish fillets ... Read more
Artruro
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Very disappointed in this cruise. The ship is wonderful, the crew was very effective - if not the best I have ever seen, but I was very disappointed in being turned away from Bemuda due to a "norovirus" outbreak. No ... Read more
wristband
Member Since 2000
4 reviews
588 forum posts
4 helpful votes
First, we have been on ten O cruises (over 30 total) so there are grounds for a fair comparison and constructive criticism. The cruise as a whole was disappointing and in many respects discouraging. As long-time fans of Oceania, we ... Read more
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retired55plus
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We were aboard the Riviera for the Transatlantic crossing Barcelona to Miami. We have done 10 previous cruises but this was our first cruise with Oceania and we were expecting a special experience as we were celebrating my husbands ... Read more
dibel
Member Since 2012
1 review
65 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Having cruised many lines previously but not Oceania, we eagerly looked forward to our first, which was the transatlantic cruise from Barcelona to Miami. While it was probably the worst cruise I've ever been on, I will endeavor to state ... Read more
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travelingduo
Member Since 2004
5 reviews
428 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Just returned from the 11/18 Transatlantic sailing onboard the Riviera. The ship is beautiful, the crew was attentive, and to food was good. Warning: If you are an O cheerleader and don’t want to read anything negative about O, ... Read more
mbtous
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
22 forum posts
We just returned from our 16 day Crossing cruise. We have been on 2 other Oceania cruises which I thoroughly enjoyed. Those 2 cruises were on the smaller ships, Regatta and Nautica. On the smaller ships we had PH staterooms and they ... Read more
diaghilev
Member Since 2009
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Riviera, Miami-Barcelona, April 1-15, 2015 We have been looking for a cruise “home” for much of the past decade, and we think we have found it with Oceania. It is an elusive mix of ambience and personality (staff and ... Read more
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