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69 Oceania Repositioning Cruise Reviews
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Mahogany
Member Since 2005
1 review
41 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I chose for the itinerary and no-charge specialty restaurants. I travel solo and like the choice of several restaurants where I can eat alone or join others. The Penthouse on Marina is very roomy, and you can order dinner in from any of ... Read more
Rossini
Member Since 2012
1 review
40 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We chose this particular cruise as it was a transoceanic! The ports we wanted to visit were included and the number of sea days we enjoy! Everything about the Marina is perfect! Great sized ship, no lines and after the second day the ... Read more
ashstreet
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
25 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
Oceania is a good cruise line, and the Marina is a lovely ship. There are only 1250 passengers, so people who are wary of the 5000 -passenger vessels would be wise to consiser this company. It is never crowded, even in the Terrace ... Read more
babysteps
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
233 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it had an interesting itinerary (Cape Verde, Dakar, St. Barts etc) for a transatlantic crossing, and because as a TA it was very cost effective on a per-day basis compared to some other O cruises. This was ... Read more
DTE333
Member Since 2008
1 review
9 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We recently completed the transatlantic cruise on Riviera from Miami to Barcelona. The boarding process was set up in a temporary tent, though not as professional a set up, the staff got the job done, quickly and efficiently. The ship ... Read more
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abarn55
Member Since 2007
1 review
94 forum posts
We had a great Butler. Specialty restaurants were excellent. Buffet dinners were excellent. Main dining room a step below but good. Embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly. Suite was excellent. Would like to have seen 2 ... Read more
andersas
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Here is another 5 star review for Oceania and the Marina. My wife and I are in our mid 60’s have cruised before, but this was our first time on Oceania. We have always wanted to cruise with Oceania, especially on the Marina or ... Read more
Tilly91
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We prefer slightly smaller ships but in the same or better class. This was our first exposure to Oceania and we were comparing this experience to Seabourn. The ship was very nice and the Penthouse Suite was just a bit larger than the ... Read more
Captain Povey
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was our third Oceania cruise and overall we enjoyed it very much. We chose it because we wanted to experience a trans-oceanic crossing. The Cruise Director, Peter Roberts, and his team were excellent and the shows amazing given the ... Read more
Ricky18
Member Since 2015
1 review
79 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Took a Transatlantic cruise on Riveira. If u want comfort, good food, service, good cabin space , excursion treats and a happy smiles from all those who surround u----then take a Oceania. They are truly a notch above Celebrity, RCCL ... Read more
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RonaldMN
Member Since 2009
1 review
17 forum posts
We enjoy the sea days on repositioning cruises, and this 14-day Oceania Riviera voyage from Barcelona to Miami gave us five in a row, from Madeira to Bermuda. The meals were excellent, and the service exceptional. The penthouse suite ... Read more
Kristal Blade
Member Since 2010
1 review
667 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We have looked at Oceania cruises and always thought they were a bit too expensive for us. We were sent details of a repositioning cruise from the Med to Miami at a great price with several freebies thrown in.... free wifi, free transfers, ... Read more
SKYEBISCUIT
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We have travelled on several other cruise lines which were less expensive on numerous occasions but never on Oceania. However, chose this cruise because of the itinerary and some good offers. Our cabin was very nice but similar to those we ... Read more
dkurz
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
120 forum posts
Sailed November 2016
This cruise being a repositioning cruise offered a penthouse with butler at an affordable price on one of Oceania newer vessels the Riviera..The butler was able to get us into the specialty restaurants on additional nights as well as ... Read more
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chrisrich68
Member Since 2014
1 review
60 forum posts
4 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
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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
7 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
363 forum posts
8 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
10 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
17 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
60 forum posts
16 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
19 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
788 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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