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Oriana Review

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290 reviews
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Wonderful Ship.

Review for Oriana to the Southern Caribbean
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Sail Date: Dec 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed the cruise. It was a lifetime experience for me. The service was excellent, the cabin was excellent and the food was excellent. There was plenty of good entertainment, all for free. I would go again given a chance, but my partner had a tough time of it. She had bronchitis whilst on board as the air conditioning was too dry for her. She could not breathe very easily at all. She spent many hours in the medical centre having nebulizers and oxygen. Because of this we could not get off the ship for some of the trips we had booked. The cabin we had was excellent as we were upgraded to a larger cabin with a separate sitting area. Cabin No. 193 C level.

The one thing I did not like was the Marco Pierre White restaurant. We had to pay £25 just to go in there. It was no better than all your other restaurants, in fact it was lacking in choice of food offerred. There were two separate menus for different nights. We did not know this and were not told about this. We therefore did not have a choice as to which menu we chose from. The food was no better than that provided by all your other restaurants which were excellent. Why is the Restaurant there. It is a complete rip-off. The staff looked untidy too as they had greyish long aprons which looked a mess on them. The short aprons that all other waiters had were much better, and looked much smarter and cleaner. I cannot complement this ship and staff enough, everything was brilliant, from the boarding system and the disembarkation system. Why can't all airports that run like that. It was brilliant.

The ship was pretty stable even though we were in quite a rough sea. The stabilisers did their job.

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Overall I would definitely recommend this cruise, all over Christmas and New Year. The best holiday of my life. You could not possibly be bored as there was so much one could do and see. The shops were excellent too. I managed to find the swimming pool on C deck, best place to sunbathe. Not too overcrowded like some other outer decks. I cannot praise this cruise enough. Also we were never bothered by noise from anywhere.

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