Oceania Does It Again!!: Marina Cruise Review by Bob4Golf

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Oceania Does It Again!!

Sail Date: June 2013
Destination: Baltic Sea
Embarkation: Southampton
This was our third Oceania cruise and the best yet. As a 10th Anniversary designated sailing, we had several complimentary special events on board that included gifts for passengers and even more food/drinks of all things.

The staff is always helpful and get the genuineness of it as a passenger. It is not just a gesture. The Butler and cabin service was exemplary. The Marina is still a very new ship so it is clean, well maintained and stylish.

The specialty restaurants are the best at sea and booking reservations for them as early as possible is a must. We enjoy Red Ginger the most.

The on board Culinary Center classes are excellent and a good value. Not only do you learn some things and drink wine, but Chef Kelly makes them fun as well.

The La Reserve 7 course dinners paired with wines are a great experience. There is an extra charge but with the group limited to 24(3 tables of 8 ea)it is a very nice dining experience.

The common areas of More the ship never seem crowded and there are a lot of advantages to the Marina/Riviera size ships from our view including the Culinary Center, La Reserve, the miniature golf course, more space in the specialty restaurants, etc.

The Boarding process for suite occupants was smooth and efficient. Our cabin was ready when we arrived. Disembarkation was well organized and efficient as well.

If one had a criticism of Oceania it would be that their shore excursions are expensive for the quality and duration. Taking the time to arrange private tours or explore ports on your own is of greater value.

But all in all, a great cruising experience. Less

Published 07/03/13

Cabin review: OC12010 Oceania Suite

This is an impressive suite. We have sailed in large suites including Owner's Suites on other cruise lines but this one is truly impressive. Very spacious, contemporary finishes with clean lines, and very comfortable. A large master bath (100 sq. ft.) and a second bath with a stand up shower. Plenty of storage in addition to the walk in closet. The Media Room with TV, Movies and Music is a very nice touch. The balcony has a TV as well plus a jacuzzi tub and speakers for either TV or music. The King Size bed is wonderful and you get a pillow selection menu with a choice of something like 8 different pillow possibilities.The Butler service was excellent and not only do you receive daily canape's but you can order in suite course by course dinner from any of the specialty restaurants at no additional charge. Our Butler also indicated that we could request anything for breakfast and did not have to follow the normal checklist menu provided. The twice a day cabin service kept everything neat and clean.At over twice the size of a Penthouse Suite, this is a great value and experience.

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