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Oceania Marina

Marina Cruise Review by JimmiG

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jun 2014
  • Destination: the Baltic Sea
  • Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite

This was our first cruise ever. We subsequently went on four additional cruises in 2014.

One with Celebrity, two with Viking (never again under any circumstance) and a final cruise on the Marina in the Mediterranean. I expected more on the Marina, but in comparison to the other cruises, it was far better than they were.

The Suite (Penthouse) was huge in comparison, but we did pamper ourselves on the second trip on the Marina.The food was excellent (I react badly to High-Fructose Corn Syrup, & I only was in contact with it once at the milkshake bar). We went to Jacques Restaurant, the meal was superb, the Polish waiter was obnoxious (Only he, & he alone could select our meal.... it did not work). The Polo Grill served too much food, but it was soooo good. The food & service at the Terrace was wonderful.

We spent a lot of time at the overpriced Spa, the land version of Canyon Ranch is superior.

Mike Sterling from the London West-end is a terrific tenor and his duet partner Natasha Kemball was amazing as well, I only wish that we could hear them again. Perhaps we will as we are booked for another Oceania cruise.

We did not partake in any of Oceania's onshore trips as we had arranged our own guide(s) and chauffeur(s).

We only fly business or first-class & business class within Europe is pure garbage (Frankfurt to Stockholm).

We spent four days in Stockholm in an executive suite at the Radison-Blu Waterfront in Stockholm prior to the cruise. We arranged this ourselves and will definitely go there again. (We subsequently found out that Oceania books there as well) Their breakfasts were terrific (& for those interested, they have gluten-free as well as lactose-free buffets).

We disembarked in Copenhagen, and felt we were hurried off the ship (more like driven). I complained, and on the second Marina cruise disembarkation was friendly & efficient.

We did not fly home immediately as we toured Copenhagen and eventually took the train to the Hook of Holland, a ferry to the UK and then a Celebrity Fjord cruise and then home.


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