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Oceania Insignia Cruise Reviews

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53 Oceania Insignia Cruise Reviews


Overthewaves avatar

Overthewaves

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Pleasant escape from Winter, along Pacific coast of Central & South America

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Oceania cruises are great for couples (nothing interesting for children or singles) This cruise was from San Franciso to Santiago Chile, i.e. a 22-day section of a world cruise. In addition to embarkation and ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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BrocktonCruiser

5 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

Great Small Ship Experience - Happy Holidays

We originally booked this cruise intending to spend the holidays visiting Cuba, but when those plans were disrupted we opted to stay on Insignia to visit the Caribbean. We are glad we did. Ports included St. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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ronaldlknight

9 Reviews Written

120 Helpful Votes

Hard to find any negatives

This year, we dumped Viking, after a decade, because of the recent cutbacks to their on-board experience. We were delighted to find none of those annoyances on Insignia. The food is outstanding. We enjoyed ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Roccaforte

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Elegant, quiet cruise.

Originally scheduled for Cuban ports, Insignia had to change its itinerary. We were offered a big discount to sail to the Western Caribbean. Cozumel, Roatan, Belize and Costa Maya were substituted. None of these ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Gumby152

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Smallest ship we've been on

Heard about quality of this cruise line and price was right. The food was as good as promised. The specialty restaurant (free) Toscana was simply outstanding. The grand dinning room and the buffet were also ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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wubber2000

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Hit and Miss

We're in our 60's and have cruised on many lines over the last 40 years. Favorite cruise ship right now would be Celebrity Equinox. We booked Oceania Insignia for its smaller intimate ship size, highly recommended ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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princeton123211

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Bermuda Bliss

We booked this cruise as a less expensive alternative to flying down and staying a few nights in a $1200 a night room in one of the resorts down in Bermuda. The itinerary was perfect-- 2.5 days in St George and a ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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DCochran

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Bermuda Cruise

This was the smallest ship we have ever cruised on. There was no problem doing anything on board that we wanted to do. Even with only four small elevators (sign said max capacity of 10...realistically more like ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Vagabondvoyager

15 Reviews Written

40 Helpful Votes

Small and Intimate

I originally chose this cruise because of its itinerary with a stop in Cuba. Well, Cuba was cancelled through no fault of the cruise line, but it was a big disappointment. It's a disgrace that the cruise and ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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snickers18

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Friendly Staff

Travelling alone for the first time I found the staff very helpful,friendly and accomodating. The choice of meals in the Main Dining Room was very limited and was very salty overall including the Terrace ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Kathie859

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Fabulous staff

We were a little nervous booking this particular cruise due to the ship going into dry dock immediately after. We figured the weather would be iffy due to the time of year (11/2-11/18) and did have a few chilly, ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Travelbird22

8 Reviews Written

45 Helpful Votes

No Bermuda because of Hurricane Flo

I chose this cruise as I missed our New England coast, and haven't been to Bermuda since I was a child. This cruise was right before the Insignia went into dry dock, to be completely refurbished. It was still very ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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jonbax

6 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Worth the extra. I think not

We chose it as we had never been on a small ship and wanted to see what it was all about and was recommended to Oceania so we booked a year in advance and looked forward to being blown away by the higher standard ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Stevelex56

6 Reviews Written

54 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise

Perfect Domestic style itinerary. New York to Nova Scotia to Bermuda. The Insignia is one of the smaller Oceania ships but was just as pleasant as the larger Marina and Riviera class ships. 684 passengers and 400 ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Kruzkrazy

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

If you love cruising, you MUST try Oceania

First of all, bear this in mind: I really wanted to give Insignia a four-and-nine-tenths rating, but there's no button for that, so I settled for a four. Why not just go ahead and punch the fifth button? you ask. ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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PatrickZJD

3 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Mostly enjoyable but likely not doing another Oceania cruise anytime soon

My wife Nicci and I opted to move up to a luxury cruise line because we were weary of the hustle and bustle found on mass market cruises like on Carnival and Royal Caribbean. While we previously enjoyed a Celebrity ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Off Shore

14 Reviews Written

52 Helpful Votes

Outstanding food and service; small cabins

This was our fourth cruise on Oceania, and second on the Insignia. Check-in in Los Angeles was a breeze, and I had no trouble bringing on board 6 bottles of good quality wine, for which I payed the high corkage fee ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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katz

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Cape Town to Singapore, with pre-cruise and one land tour.

The cruise was our longest, so far. Forty days total. We wondered if it might be too long on a small ship. When we booked, we were offered a "free" three-day pre-cruise. We enjoyed our tours of Cape Town and ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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ebigmac

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

A wonderful cruise with a great itinerary

We were interested in getting to some of the countries in West Africa and this cruise included three stops (Togo, Benin, Sao Tome) as well as two countries in South Africa (Namibia & South Africa). The staff were ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Cruise XYZ

14 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Glad I got to see Cuba!!!!

Booked this cruise because it was going to Cuba. Most of our cruises have been on bigger ships so it took some getting used to the smaller venue. After awhile, it was nice not to have to walk so far for eating ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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cisgww

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Oceania Holiday cruise on Insignia Dec 21-Jan 3, CUBA!

We love these R class ships as they get into ports the big ships don't. Being docked overnight was a new treat, especially when you can literally walk across the street to attractions and restaurants. Fabulous ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Holly2

11 Reviews Written

55 Helpful Votes

Celebrity Cruisers try Oceania

I had been told repeatedly that I would love Oceania. My fear was that once I experienced Oceania, there would be no going back. However, although there were aspects I did love, I realized that there are ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Camden lady

6 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Cuba was on my bucket list, so very glad I went.

We chose this cruise for the itinerary. We wanted to see as much of Cuba as possible so the three port stops was ideal. Havana was nice with the classic car tour. Our driver was very nice, spoke some English. ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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nans10

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cuba adventure on a small ship.

We booked this cruise primarily because of the Cuba stops and we are very happy we did. We knew what we were getting as far as the cabin size since we had previously sailed on it's sister ship "Journey" (Azamara ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Kapalua Traveler

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Can't Get Much Better

For years we have wanted to experience the "Turning of the Leaves" in a Recreational Vehicle. After our Panama Canal trip on Insignia we saw she was cruising the Northeast in October, so we signed on. unfortunately ...
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Sail Date October 2017


Insignia Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.03.8
Dining5.04.2
Entertainment4.03.1
Public Rooms5.04.2
Fitness Recreation4.03.7
Family2.5N/A
Enrichment3.53.4
Service5.04.3
Value For Money4.03.3
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