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107 South Pacific Marina South Pacific Cruise Reviews


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Sea42

1 Review Written

Wonderful First Cruise with Oceania

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We very much enjoyed our first experience with Oceania on the Marina for the January 2019 Chile to Papeete cruise. We thought the value for the money was great. We had 9 sea days on our 18 day cruise and I found ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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VisionaryJax

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Amazing suite, fabulous service, delicious food, interesting ports

The occasion was our 20th wedding anniversary, and we wanted to have a luxurious cabin on a great ship with no hassles. We are older and can't be bothered. We did a lot of research, planned and saved for a couple ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Ericmalinee

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Ripped off

We travelled on 30 January for a 10 day Polynesian cruise on the ms marina and what should have been the trip I dreamed off turned completely bad due to incompetent staff. I like to warn future travelers to have a ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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davidspence

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great food, shore excursions and transfers overpriced

This cruise went from Papeete, Tahiti, to Lima, Peru, with stops at Bora Bora, Fakarava, Pitcairn Island and Easter Island. At Pitcairn the local inhabitants (descendants of the Bounty mutineers) come on board to ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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traveld

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Nice ship, good dining, mediocre entertainment

Chosen for Easter Island port, but it was not meant to be. Surf conditions prevented us from going ashore. Whole ship disappointed. Anyone considering a similar cruise, recommend picking one with an overnight to ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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PinguinVA

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Loved this ship!

This was our first Oceania cruise after many on Celebrity and Holland America. Our French Polynesia cruise was a charter so some of our experiences likely are different from a "regular" cruise so I'll try to stick ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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slcdann

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

The most rewarding cruise experience

I have never been on Oceania before (only Princess, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Holland America and Regent) and after the experience I had, I am going to try and limit my cruise experiences to Oceania, if at all ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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mountainclimber1

6 Reviews Written

42 Helpful Votes

Best cuisine at sea?

Yes, Oceania has the best cuisine at sea, unless you are health conscientious. Overweight and obese passengers were in pig heaven on Marina. We personally found the food way too salty, too heavy with too much butter ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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drreena

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

We are not new to cruising as this was our 15th cruise but the first with Oceania. We were attracted to Oceania because of the French Polynesia itinerary as well as its reputation for good service and food. We ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Flyingirl

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Fabulous

Honestly, our best cruise yet. We had a concierge level cabin and it was worth the splurge . The food was awesome in every restaurant and the main dining room. The ship was awesome as in being the right size and not ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Catitude2

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Absolutely the best cruise I've ever been on!

For the middle-aged and older crowd, this cruise was amazing! We arrived in Papeete a day early to insure we made the ship on time in case of any flight/weather issues. We stayed at the Intercontinental on Tahiti, ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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billnancycriswell

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great food...That is All

The food really is wonderful. The cabin was really nice too, comfortable bed and linens. The staff was very friendly especially our steward.But if you wanted a drink at the pool you best hustle on over to the bar ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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laurajofrog

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing views

The food and service on this cruise were fabulous. I could really not have asked for more or better. I was sad that we missed stopping in Huahine because of a heavy rain but that could not be avoided and I ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Hansonl

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Fantastic cruise-gluten free friendly.

We just returned from our first Oceania cruise. (This is our 5th cruise). We did the South Pacific starting and ending in Papeete Tahiti for a 10 day cruise. We absolutely loved Oceania. We would sail Oceania ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Ned Gold Coast

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

After 9 cruises on Marina! Never Again !!

We flew from Brisbane to Papeete via Auckland with Qantas/Air Tahiti Nui to join Marina's 18 day Pacific Stars Cruise. Frankly, Air TN could teach Qantas a thing or two re "in flight" service. We flew home ex LA ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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njtravelcritic

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Oceania over the top in Tahiti and French Polynesia

We chose this cruise based on recommendations from others who used Oceania and its reputation as an upscale cruise line. The service was incredible. I think the fact that we were in a large suite may have helped, ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Henk1957

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Unprofessional management at Oceania/ Marina

It all starts from the very beginning embarkation in Lima; Since Oceania did not informed us that the embarkation in Lima would be very different than one would expect we did experienced a nightmare; Both our ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Captain Brandon

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

One of the best holidays ever

What a great holiday.Tahiti was magnificent but by far the service and quality of everything on this ship made it. The food and service in all the restaurants not only the specialty was as good if not better ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Gisha

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Fabulous cruise

This was our first time cruising on the Oceania. We chose this cruise because it started in Papeete and ended in LA, so we only had one long distance flight. Overall, all transfers, flights, the ship, ports of ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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booklover52

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Outstanding

Not a regular cruiser, I was lured in by a university alumni association brochure. Even though there were some negatives, This cruise ended up being the vacation of a lifetime. What my husband and I liked: ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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kobejamal

6 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Amazing

What more can I say but a Perfect Vacation! We did the B2B second cruise sailing on March 7th, itinerary was spectacular.....Let's start with embarkation, the smoothest we have ever had walked on got checked in and ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Ksuevine

4 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Wonderful itinerary on a cruise that lacked pizzaz

The itinerary was outstanding: Lima -> Pisco->Easter Island->Pitcairn -> South Pacific Islands but the cruise started out poorly. Oceania scheduled our air trip using LAN. LAN lost our luggage and because of the ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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delee78

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Amazing Cruise - French Polynesia Papeete - Papeete

I have seen a number of negative reviews, so I felt that it was important to write a review that would detail a very different experience on Marina. First, we didn't have any major virus outbreaks on this ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Acadien7

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Affordable luxury

We had cruise three time she fore on Celebrity Solstice class before (Caribbean and twice in Mediterranean). We have just discovered a whole new world with Oceania. Oceania is for you if : (1) You like luxury at ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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M D Davis

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

First and Last

I have been very fortunate to have travelled extensively my whole life, and I have been on many cruises. I just finished the Oceania cruise - Eternal Enchantment (16 Jan - 3 Feb 2018) and the pre-cruise tour - ...
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Sail Date January 2018


Marina Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.54.5
Dining4.54.4
Entertainment3.03.1
Public Rooms5.04.5
Fitness Recreation4.04
Family1.01
Enrichment5.03.6
Service4.04.4
Value For Money4.03.7
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