This was our 8th trip with Oceania. For the first time we found that the gourmet meals in the specialty restaurants and Main Dining room were less appetizing than on the earlier cruises. The company has under gone new management having been acquired by NCL. This may account for the lowering of standards for the company.
Compared to other cruises we have taken (29 to date) we are aware that Oceania cabins are smaller than those of Holland American, Celebrity and Princess. Because the ship was at capacity with passengers, we noted a drop in room service this time. We had to call on several occasions for ice service as well getting our current events publication which is a daily service for all cabins. The cabin workers are hard working, but with the higher demand for attending more staterooms, the services were often lacking.
The entertainment was okay with Nolan Dean the cruise director being absolutely great. The ship has unique art work and decor which one can like and dislike according to one's taste.
The cabin was very small and noisy. Adjacent to our room was a major generator complex which kept the room noisy for up to 12 hours per day. The cabin attendants had what appeared to be too many rooms to service, thus we were short handed on acquiring ice service and daily program delivery service